Can faulty cpu cause ram slot to fail Tags: CPUs BIOS Last response: June 26, 2012 1:26 PM in CPUs Share davepickles123 June 25, 2012 2:58:19 PM mobo - ga-ma790fx-ds5 bios updated - F8i cpus tested - amd 64 x2 6000 & athlon II x3 435 (Needed BIOS update for x3 cpu to be recognised) mem - elixir pc2-6400 1gb - 4 sticks When i use the Athlon 64 x2 6000 mem slots 2 and 4 fail?? slots 1 & 3 together work fine, but thats no good cause dont have dual channel. however all slots and memory work fine with the athlon II x3 435 cpu. So obviously i suspect the Athlon 64 x2 6000 cpu. I also cannot get SLI enable on this board, although both g/cards are plugged in and work, but SLI option is missing in the Nvidia panel?? Can the PCI-E bridges ever fail for no reason? Ive not long had this mainboard, my last mainboard failed after BIOS update but also had 4 blowen capacitors. need help and advice here, cause not sure weather the athlon 6000 cpu is on its way out, or should i return the mainboard....but if it is the mainboard why does the ram work with the x3 cpu?? thx. dave. More about : faulty cpu ram slot fail CDdude55 a b à CPUs June 25, 2012 3:44:05 PM I'm sorry to say, but according to Gigabytes site as well as newegg, there is only metion of CrossfireX support for that board. Also AM2 chips do not work on AM3 boards, as the AM3 memory controller is different. If it where the other way around it would work (AM3 CPU on an AM2/AM2+ board) davepickles123 June 26, 2012 3:02:02 AM CDdude 55, cheers for reply. this board supports am2+, am2 and am3 according gigabyte (i put link to my board below) i had to flash bios for the athlon x3 to work though, but the am2 cpu x2 6000 does work and the computer runs normal but two ram slots dont work? http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... also what is crossfireX support? is that for SLI? If so thats no problem, i just bought decent new g/card anyhow. im selling the 2 sli cards. p.s i love futurama! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer CDdude55 a b à CPUs June 26, 2012 1:26:37 PM davepickles123 said:CDdude 55, cheers for reply. also what is crossfireX support? is that for SLI? If so thats no problem, i just bought decent new g/card anyhow. im selling the 2 sli cards. p.s i love futurama! CrossfireX is AMD's multi-GPU platfrom, meaning the board can only use two AMD cards together and not Nvidia cards. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan a faulty PCI-E Slot cause my computer to freeze at random times? ForumFailing psu or faulty pci-e slot ? ForumCan faulty memory controller cause this? ForumBent cpu socket pin cause PCI-E slot to fail ? ForumSystem unstable? Faulty CPU or RAM ? ForumFaulty motherboard of ram ? ForumWhat is killing my RAM ? (i.e. making it faulty !) ForumFaulty CPU ? ForumFaulty RAM ports, how much does it affect games? ForumWhat can cause Asrock X79-Extreme9 Motherboard to fail twice? ForumFaulty RAM . Random Blue Screens.. Forum[Help] System did not boot, faulty ram ForumFaulty motherboard/ CPU cause damage to other parts? ForumFaulty mobo or bad RAM ? ForumCan a faulty PSU cause high usage/load of CPU /GPU ?? ForumPentium G630 paired with GTX 650? ForumCan I use this video card with the wattage I have? ForumCan amd phenom 9950 run microsoft hyper-v? ForumCan Athlon IIX2 220,2.8GHz, Run For The Game I list?? ForumCan i run gtx 560ti twin frozr on iball 600 watt smps More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !