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[Motherboards] PC won't boot with RAM in Channel A

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April 13, 2012 4:28:11 AM

My board is a gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3. It's a brand new build. I'm currently breadboarding and it won't boot if any RAM is present at all in Channel A ( the marked channel here: http://i.imgur.com/Zq374.jpg).

Both sticks won't work in Channel A (above) but either or both sticks will work in Channel B, and the system will boot. Is this simply a faulty motherboard?

Thanks a bunch.

Kind regards.
April 15, 2012 2:07:46 PM

This z most probably moboz problem, as noth ur RAM sticks r wrkng fine on othr channrl. Kindly consult ur dealer.
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April 15, 2012 2:26:42 PM

gaurav_88 is probably right.
trying to get this to work without an RMA, take one module and install it in a slot in channel A. Double/triple checking the module is installed well. Sometimes the module looks like it's clicked into place, but it's actually not.
Using one module at a time, you should be able to isolate the bad socket (very rare to have 2 bad sockets).
But if you can get a single stick to work in both sockets on channel A, you have something else going on that needs troubleshooting.
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April 17, 2012 9:17:31 AM

Yep, I've built before and know how sturdy RAM modules can be to install sometimes. I tried every combination possible and channel A is buggered.

I sent the board back. It seems like a problem prevalent in gigabyte boards, as I've found out searching the net. Thanks anyway.
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April 17, 2012 9:19:21 AM

Bummer. Good luck with the replacement.
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