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Asus Sabretooth RAM issue

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August 10, 2011 1:51:26 PM

Hi all, got a problem with my Asusx58 mobo.
My system is as follows,
X58 mobo
Core i7950
6gb Corsair CMX6GX3M3A16009C ram
Vortex SSD
Fenrir cooler
Win 7 64bit
CPU-Z only recognises 4gb ram as does Windows. CPU-Z only sees the ram in slots 1 and 3 but not 5. This is apparently a common problem with these mobos so sent it back to Scan computers who said "yes" a faulty board si eventually sent me a new board. Rebuilt it all - fired it up and guess what? Same problem, now they are saying send mobo,processor and RAM back. Dont really want to do this yet. Has anybody got any ideas before i reluctantly send it all back?
a c 295 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 159 à CPUs
August 10, 2011 3:11:05 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Do this:

Run CMD>write MSCONFIG and hit enter>boot tab>advance options>see if the "max RAM allowed" is checked, if it's, unchecked and reboot the rig.

Let me know if that works.
August 10, 2011 3:50:12 PM

Checked that and it is "unchecked"
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a c 159 à CPUs
August 10, 2011 4:01:49 PM

Try with the others slots, channel B
August 10, 2011 4:11:30 PM

Will try that later, am watching Test Match Cricket at the mo - like baseball but much more skilful LOL
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