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Ga-p35-ds3r + Twin2x2048-8500c5


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I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R with a Pentium D 930 and a set of TWIN2X2048-8500C5. (I’m prepping to buy a dual or quad core CPU and this ram was on sale + it had a rebate)


I'm having trouble getting my system to POST with two sticks of this memory in dual channel mode. When two are installed (channel 0/Slots 1 & 3), the motherboard freezes at POST when the BIOS checks the memory. I’ve gone into the BIOS and manually changed the timings to 5-5-5-15 and upped the memory voltage +0.3 to give the memory 2.1 volts per the specs.


I assumed this ram would work fine, albeit slower, until I had an extra $300 to upgrade my CPU. I’m sure it will but I need a little help :]


Mobo rev: 1.0

Bios rev: F6

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I double checked that I had manually set the FSB - which I did. On a whim, I tried both sticks in dual channel mode and again, my motherboard froze at POST while checking the memory.


I then decided to swap out the sticks again to re-confirm that both were working when used in single channel mode - Nope! It appears that one stick is bad (even though I can get my motherboard to POST with it in, it just freezes when it checks the memory).


It looks like I need to start an RMA because one stick isn't working correctly :(

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