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Have to reseat Ram or Reset CMOS every boot.

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October 20, 2011 1:44:05 AM

Hello,

I just built my new rig. Unfortunately i'm running into and issue on every boot where I have to reseat the ram and/or reset the cmos with the jumper.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Asus M5A97 EVO ATX AM3 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Sony AD-7261S-0B DVD/CD Writer
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b V Motherboard
October 20, 2011 3:38:11 AM

Your RAM is intended for an Intel triple channel CPU/mobo, not a dual channel CPU. Use one DIMM in two matching colored RAM slots and leave the third DIMM out and see what happens.
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October 20, 2011 4:00:23 AM

ahh sorry I should have mention, I originally got corrupt ram. Sent it back and got a refund. As such i just purchased 1 stick of 4gb ram. I've tried all the slots but still to no avail.
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October 21, 2011 7:19:52 PM

I would:

1) Clear CMOS
2) Drop all A/C power & power from mainboard from 24 pin power cable.
3) Remove all ram, check pins in the ram slot connectors.

4) Verify your Ram can run in dual channel mode. (it may need a parity signal (board design) w(3 sticks) for tri-channel ram)
Which as far as I know does not run in 2 channel mode unless the board supports it. (Thats why its sold as a 3 stick set)
* Boards designed for 3 channel memory like the intel 900 series can run in dual channel or Tri channel mode.
These support a dual or Tri arrangement, but as feature of the board itself NOT the ram.

3) Check underneath mainboard for any metal-to-board contact (shorting) near ram.
4) Insert a new cmos battery.
5) Boot to bios - no ram
6) Choose default bios setting
7) Add ram
8) Boot w ram and into bios (if you can)
9) Make new proper settings in the Bios.

If you can't get past #4. Return it and buy dual channel ram.
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