Well i recently wanted to put 8gigs of RAM in my system, so i bought 4 more gigs of the same RAM as i got before.
When i put the new RAM in and went to boot up my computer, I get power, fans spin, lights go, everything is getting power. My monitor doesnt turn on, I don't get any beeps from the MB, my HD doesn't have any activity the, LED light doesn't flash nor does it make noise. it just sits there with power running through it. Basically using it as a little heater .
But when i have 4 gigs in, the computer will boot up just fine.
So i tried testing the RAM making sure it wasn't dead. I took my old RAM out of DIMM1 & 3, and put my new sticks in the same slots, it boots up. (RAM is good)
Next i wanted to check DIMM 2 & 4 maybe there was a problem with that, Put sticks in and it boots up just fine. (DIMM 2 & 4 good)
ok so im confused, Ive tried resetting my CMOS by taking out the little battery for like a min. Put it back in with all sticks in and still no screen or HD.
Ive went to ECS site and updated my Drivers, Still nothing.
Im now in the hole and have no idea. This was my first build and basically working on computers. Installing was all good havnt had problems at all in tell now.
Anyone have a clue what to do???? would like to get this in my system, i don't feel like dealing with it after iraq. want to get it out of the way..
Thanks everyone who reads and try's to help, tried other forums but i don't get responses.
It's going to be in your BIOS setup options. The motherboard manual can't be downloaded from the support website so we can't really coach you through the steps.
If your RAM voltage is set to 1.8v try using 1.9.
Can you post a screenshot of your RAM settings? Use CPU-Z and post the screenshot of the RAM tab.
Also a screenshot of the RAM BIOS options would really help.
PRTSCRN key and paste into PAINT will get you a screenshot. You can upload the image to a free webhost like ImageShack
Also this would be a good time to list the make/model/specs of all your RAM.
Next go around I'd try RAM @ 1.95v first with 2 sticks and then four. CPU-Z still showing 1.8v might just be a display error. But if the voltage isn't changing that might be what's keeping the system from booting with all 4 slots filled.
Did your motherboard come with any hardware monitoring utility software or program?
Not much else to do except try 2.0v that I can see.
It's starting to look like there might be an issue with the motherboard. Probably time to start working with the ECS tech support. See if they have a forum, etc.
what it came down to was the quality of the ECS motherboard... it seemed as if they had a bios that would support more than 2 dimm slots than it wold have worked... but i found out that for the MB you could only use 2 slots at a time... pretty much bull shat... so i moved onto a different motherboard.