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Memory problems with new system please help!

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May 16, 2012 2:04:57 AM

Hi, this is my first time posting here...anyway I put together a new system: i5 2500, asrock z68 extreme3 gen 3 mobo, gskill ddr3 1600 16g (4x4g) and geforce gtx 460....the problem I am having is getting the computer to fire up with all 16g. It will run fine with 8g. Once I get it started with 8 I can shutdown and put all 16, and it is recognized and runs for a little while...the weird part not as well as it does with 8g. Eventually it locks up and I have to drop down to 8g. Is there some bios setting I need to change to be able to run with all 16 or should I send the memory back. Please any help will be appreciated.

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May 16, 2012 4:50:14 AM

Looks like you have a memory issue. Maybe other 2x4gb have issue. Remove first set of ram an install 2nd set of ram and see if the problem exist. It will be clear then.
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May 16, 2012 11:54:10 AM

which OS u'r using ?

32 (x86) or 64 bit ?

any OS releases has a limit on the memory module

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  • Reference : microsoft.com source
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    May 17, 2012 1:38:57 PM

    mubin said:
    OS limitation dont cause issue like this.
    Yes your right, if it can show 16 gb ram and than it wont it couldn't be the os.
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    May 17, 2012 1:44:30 PM

    Oh. was rushing in reading. didn't read well. sorry.
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    May 18, 2012 4:30:15 AM

    I'm running windows 7 home premium 64bit, so I should be good on that front...either way I'll swap mem modules. If all memory checks out should I send back the mother board? And thanks for the help so far guys!
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    May 18, 2012 5:02:20 AM

    If you find no problem with memory then you will. Maybe other memory slot is faulty.
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    May 19, 2012 1:57:58 AM

    The memory checked out okay, looks like I need to send the motherboard back to newegg. I don't think I will go with asrock again: i5 2500, asrock z68 extreme3 gen 3 mobo, gskill ddr3 1600 16g (4x4g) and geforce gtx 460....

    Any suggestions for motherboards I should go with? I do have a preference for asus...but I'm open to try something new aswell.
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    May 19, 2012 2:14:51 PM

    Asrock is mot bad mobo. You just got a faulty one by bad luck. But Asus/gigabyte are very good board.
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