Compatibilty problem

Hi guys, i have a Foxconn BalckOps motherboard, gSkill 1600mhz ram (2Gx2), and an Intel E2180 CPU and my computer wont boot and the mother board says A0 post code error, i dont know what to do!! can someone help me with this.
Thanks in advance
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  1. Check out the Read Before Posting about Boot Problems sticky. We'll need to know what you're doing, what you've tried and what the results were. Also, you might want to post your entire build.
  2. You should look up what that code means in your motherboards manual or at Foxconn's website.
  3. This seems to be a memory problem.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205999

    Like MadAdmiral said, we need to know your complete specs for the build and what troubleshooting you've already performed. Running Memtest86+ overnight would be the first thing I'd do after manually setting the RAM speed/timings/voltage to the correct specs in the BIOS.
  4. ok lets see, ive checked everything and im doing it right, maybe this should be the right question (i searched for it and didn't find anything). Is an Intel E2180 compatible with ddr3 memory (im using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193&cm_re=g_skill-_-20-231-193-_-Product
    )
    Sorry for just copying the URL but the add reply button isnt working.
    Thanks
  5. A link to your motherboard would be really helpful. If it is a socket 775 motherboard then it almost certainly only takes DDR2 RAM. Check your motherboard manual for what kind of RAM it needs.
  6. Like dndhatcher said, with LGA 775 chips like your E2180 the motherboard determines the RAM compatibility, not the CPU. What motherboard do you have?
  7. Yes, that motherboard requires DDR3 RAM. Did you look in your motherboard owners manual to find out what the A0 error code means? Here, let me do it for you.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=foxconn+A0+boot+code

    http://www.hwmania.org/forum/foxconn/4021-al-display-code-black-ops.html

    The A0 boot code error indicates a memory problem. Have you tried step #6 in the checklist to boot with each stick of RAM by itself in the first RAM slot?
  8. yup i tried, and i swapped the processor to one my neighbor gave me for testing (a intel q9300) and it worked
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