Three new sets of ram. None work.

Alright so here is the deal. A few weeks ago one of my sticks of RAM went bad, so I decided to purchase some new RAM to speed up my computer. I bought all my ram from newegg and so far none of it is working.

Here is the current motherboard I have - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398

Current RAM (Only one 2GB stick is working) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190

Before anyone asks, I have tried my one working stick of RAM in all four dimm slots and it works in every single one.

First new set of ram Purchased - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178265

Second new set of ram Purchased - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Third new set of ram Purchased - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345


Basically I am sitting here with three new sets of RAM and I can't get any of them to work. When I try to install any of the new ram, I am making sure it is fully seated in the dimm slot and I am not mixing and matching ram. My computer fans will turn on and a few lights will turn on, but my computer wont post or make a beeping noise as if it were about to start up. My monitor screen stays black and thats as far as it goes.

Any suggestions on what could be wrong? I would be very surprised if newegg sent me three bad sets of ram in a row seeing as how I have never had anything bad from them before. None of the new ram smells like it has been fried and there are no burn marks on any of it.
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  1. Try just 1 RAM stick in different slots.
  2. Already tried that. Ive tried every single ram stick 1 at a time in each different slot and still nothing. Besides my 1x 2GB stick that works still. And it works in every slot.
  3. Often older AMD's require a BIOS update for 4GB/stick densities to work properly.

    ref - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EVO/

    Q - What CPU?
    Q - What BIOS ; look in the BIOS or use CPU-z (Mainboard -tab) -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    IMO - minimum version 2005
    Q - What DIMM slots are you using? ; use the Blue slots
    Q - What OS? e.g. Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, etc.

    BIOS updating use - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ; see -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289507-30-what-flash
  4. zjames08 said:
    Already tried that. Ive tried every single ram stick 1 at a time in each different slot and still nothing. Besides my 1x 2GB stick that works still. And it works in every slot.

    I just checked the QVL list and your 1 stick is on it and those others are not.

    Maybe the mobo is just super sensitive and refuses the RAM u provided.
  5. jaquith said:
    Often older AMD's require a BIOS update for 4GB/stick densities to work properly.

    ref - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EVO/

    Q - What CPU?
    Q - What BIOS ; look in the BIOS or use CPU-z (Mainboard -tab) -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    IMO - minimum version 2005
    Q - What DIMM slots are you using? ; use the Blue slots
    Q - What OS? e.g. Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, etc.

    BIOS updating use - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ; see -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289507-30-what-flash


    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674
    BIOS - American Megatrends, Version 0403, Date- 8/20/2009
    Dimm slots - Ive tried them all but I use the blue ones
    OS - Currently using Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
  6. The BIOS needs to be updated, use BIOS version 2105. Note the link for ASUS EZ Flash 2 there's a How To (Flash Drive setup) and How To video.
  7. That worked. Thanks
  8. Glad to hear! :)
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