blakeimage Posted October 11, 2008 Share Posted October 11, 2008 Hi Guys, New to the forums here, so i'll try and elaborate as much as I can on the problems i'm having. Ok so Originally I was running a 2gb pairing of Corsair XMS 2 memory. Though this wasnt on the QVL list for the 680i board i'm using, it functioned correctly. After flashing my bios and upgrading to the latest version, I removed the XMS2 RAM and replaced it with the new Corsair Dominator RAM (mentioned above). The computer booted fine, and i was able to use vista with the recognised 4gb. I turned my computer off that night, and woke up the next morning - booted the computer and got an error like the following: Keyboard Error...Media not Found Trying to boot from CD-ROM...Failed Trying to boot from CD-ROm...Failed Trying to boot from Floppy.....Failed System Halted I removed the new RAM, and put my old XMS2 RAM back in. It worked fine. I removed the XMS2 RAM and put the Dominator RAM back in, and this time when i booted up the computer, i got to the splash screen where it says P5N32-E SLI Lifestyle etc. and the screen froze and the graphics went all haywire. I took one stick of my Dominator out, and left 1 2gb stick in. It booted fine, and i tried this same stick with each of my 4 RAM slots. I removed this stick and put in the other 2gb stick. The system would not boot using any of the RAM slots with this stick. I took the suspected faulty stick to my other computer running P5Q-E Mainboard and a Core 2 Duo 8500 CPU with Windows XP x86. And it booted fine. I ran memtest several times on this suspected stick and it passed without fail. I am considering buying a new Asus Maximus Formula II board, but don't want to waste the 300 dollars if i'm going to be faced with the same problem. Some things to note: * I havent dicked around with the BIOS at all, everything is set to factory defaults. * The board was cleaned and blown out before new RAM was put in * RAM had booted with the 4gb originally. * Corsair Site recommends this RAM for my board? Really frustrating, hoping someone can shed some light!! Regards, Blake! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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