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Problems with 8GB ram on Gigabyte 680i DQ6

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by iframe, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. iframe

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    Jul 16, 2008
    Hi there
    I have this motherboard GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (rev 2.0)http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2553

    and this ram TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX PC2-6400 4GB Kit X 2 so 8gb in all.

    The strange thing is that it gives me ram error if I have them all in at the same time.
    No at first I was sure it was just a case of some of them having defect of some sort.
    So of I go burning my memtest86 cd and reboot here we go sure enough BAD ram found so I take 2 out and run the test again.
    No errors :) so I put one more in and still no errors.
    No here's the thing I though well I have a case of one bad block of ram . but ofcorse its not going to be this easy.
    I take all the 3 other blocks out and insert this one block I have left in my hand since i last seen any errors in memtest86.
    But to my disapointment no its got no errors and I'm sure guys I spent the whole day testing them all 4 at work the next day thsy have no errors at all. 2gb modules take time man :S like 4 hours per module. so I'm getting lost.
    just a note it dosnt matter were I place them *** in what socket on the motherbord. so its not the bord that's got a defect socket. its just 6gb no problems at all. but as soon as I add 2 more gb to get it up to 8 gb it dosnt eaven boot up into vista before I get bsod of ram error :S so I thought mabe Gigabyte had some fix for this but I cant say I find any and I mean any bios updates for this bur since the very first release.

    I run vista 64bit homeprem and have no problems with 8gb of some cheaper ram I hade b4 this but they were only 667 and these are 800 so donno if this has anything to do with it.
    the motherbord supports it , I mean its written on the box !
    Hope you can help.
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