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RAM/ Mobo issue? Need to know if compatible

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July 21, 2011 2:16:28 PM

RAM: Muskin Redline 6 GB-3x2 ( DDR3 1600

New motherboard: Asus Rampage III Formula (, however DDR3 1600 O.C.

Backstory: My SATA ports went out on my Gigabyte UD3R. I decided to purchase this new motherboard, and I received my first one in the mail. I went for the install, and I did not post. When I booted up the system, the heatsink fan would just twitch every 2-3 seconds. No mobo LEDS or anything.

I went through all the steps of troubleshooting, but I heard 0 beep codes, could find nothing shorting my mobo, etc. I decided to RMA with NewEgg.

I received my replacement Rampage III Formula. I installed, and I had the same problem. I decided it might be that I had screwed up a piece of my equipment. I decided to reinstall my Gigabyte UD3R (even though I could not boot from my HDD) and see if I would post. It posted on my first try.

I called Asus, and they requested me to build back up my Rampage III formula. I'm running low on Arctic Silver 5, and I need to RMA ASAP. I don't think I can wait for shipping a new container of Arctic Silver 5.

So my question is: does this sound like a memory/motherboard incompatibility problem? Mushkin no longer makes this memory, so they are not on the supported memory list in my Rampage III formula. However, there is a post on Newegg feedback on the memory ( where someone posted using my motherboard on first try.
July 21, 2011 3:29:10 PM

Edit: Just finished a boot with no memory, and I am getting the beep code for no memory detected.

Should I purchase new, compatible memory?

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a c 75 V Motherboard
July 21, 2011 3:47:17 PM

The memory that you have listed is DDR 3 240 pin and while it is better to run the memory at a lower voltage it shouldnt be an issue of no memory detected. I would contact Asus tech support and see what they say. The X58 chipset is does support memory within that range and specs.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
July 21, 2011 4:01:11 PM

Best answer selected by demope.
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