But I got the solid MEM light. Hitting the 'Mem Test OK' switch started a cycle off for the P8P67 to test it, but returned a solid light again. No good?
1. Anyone else had issues with this combination ?
2. If im looking at a comparable range of clock speed and DDR3 spec that the P8P67 would be happy with, what should I look be looking at ? Would like to satisfy a 2 x 4Gb config to get a total of 8Gb. Thanks
Also, being the first time I have put together a PC, I may be missing something quite basic and obvious to those who are frequently doing this sort of work.
Well three things, 1. Tri Channel in Dual (not a huge issue), 2. XMS kits have been problematic (frequent visitor), 3. Frequency - you choose a DDR3-2000 kit which aren't a cake walk for most non-OC systems to run.
My best suggestion of most SB or IB CPU's is a 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 Dual Channel kit.
Q - What CPU?
Try two things:
1. Use (1) stick of RAM in the 2nd DIMM slot only for now.
CPU: | -- | 4GB | -- | -- |
2. Clear CMOS - unplug the PSU for 5 minutes, press and hold the 'Clear CMOS button' @ I/O for 5+ seconds, plug the PSU back into the wall plug and try booting. If you can boot then go into the BIOS (hold the Delete key), once in press F5 and then F10 Save & Exit = Yes.
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdHH9KrceR0
I'd start with a Clear CMOS then start the remainder of the troubleshooting. The RAM 'should' default to DDR3-1333 and work and if it doesn't then you may have a bad stick -- so test.
Duh, me I knew there was something bouncing in the back of my head, on the LGA 1155 DDR3-2000 isn't supported. Unlike LGA 2011 which separates the BCLK from the CPU Strap so you 'can' support DRAM Frequencies of DDR3-2000; see below.
My issues with any Ares are it's VCCSA requirements for many of it's kits and some Ripjaws Z have the same issue so you have to look at each kit individually.
For a good G.SKILL DDR3-1600 CAS 8/9 @ 1.50v then the F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB).