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ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Memory Issue

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January 19, 2013 8:07:45 PM

Hello,
I recently purchased the majority of the parts from the $1000 system published here in august 2012. The computer posts, but when I place either of the two memory sticks into either A1 or A2 (the two slots closest to the CPU) I get a 4 beep error. According to ASRock, is a system timing error. To take advantage of the dual channel memory I need to place the two sticks into A1 B1 or A2 B2. Right now I can only place them both into B1 B2. Is there anything that I am missing here or is this an issue with the mobo?



Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
UEFI 2.20
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 GV-N670OC-2GD
January 19, 2013 10:30:29 PM

If the PC won't boot unless the RAM is in B1/B2 and you've tested it with the sticks in A1/B1 and A2/B2, it sounds like you've got some faulty DIMMs over on the "A" side unfortunately.

I mean, you can try clearing your CMOS or swapping out the RAM for a spare set if you've got any on-hand, but again, I'd wager the mobo is simply defective.
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January 19, 2013 11:13:24 PM

make sure your mb bios is up to date..also check for bent pins under the cpu. the memory controller is built into intel cpu.
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January 20, 2013 5:58:06 AM

BIOS is up to date. It looks like there are two bent pins in the lower right of the pic I took. I guess at this point I should try to bend them back.

http://i.imgur.com/fLj9tZ6.jpg?1
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January 20, 2013 3:52:45 PM

That did the trick! I was able to bend them back into place and the BIOS now picks them up in dual channel mode.

Thanks for the help!
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January 20, 2013 3:53:13 PM

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