I got my new hardware yesterday and I'm heaving some problems with my dh67gd motherboard. I got 4 4gb G.Skill Ripjaw ram bars. But the system won't do anything if there are ram bars in the DIMM Slots 2 and/or 4. I tried every bar in Port 1 or 3 and also all bars in port 1 and 3 so the ram works. Everything works fine while there are only 2 bars on slot 1 and 3, but if there are bars in 2 and/or 4 (even if there are no bars in slot 1 and 3) the system won't do anything. The cpu fan is starting and also the hdd seems to do something, but the screen stays blank (saying no input signal). To make sure it's not an issue with my graphics card plugged of the card and plugged the screen into the onboard dvi port. I installed the latest bios but that didn't help either.
i also read that it could help to reduce the memory speed to 1066MHz but that didn't do anything.
Any ideas on what to do?
dh67gd with latest bios
HIS ATI Radeon HD6970
G.Skill 16gb Ripjaws PC3 1333 Mhz
Hi - The Tech Spec for your board can be found here. http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19485/eng/DH67GD_DH67BL_TechProdSpec03.pdf The minimum recommended ppower supply is 460W - do you meet this requirement? Also, ensure your memory meets the specifications found here http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dh67gd/sb/CS-031960.htm?wapkw=dh67gd+memory . Is your memory on the G.Skill recommended list for your board? Does your board produce any tones when it fails to boot? Regards. Peter
The power suply has 540W so at least when starting the pc with only onboard graphics it shouldn't be a problem.
the ram supports the chipset, but the board isn't on the Qualified motherobards list, might that be the root of the problem?
from what i see the ram meets the specification from your second link.
no tones produced on start. just fans starting and you can hear the hdd running.
I agree that your power supply is sufficient for startup with just onboard graphics but might be borderline for use when running with your HD6970. The memory from G.Skill seems to meet the Intel requirements but, if you can get memory similar to the Intel-tested to see if it works I would recommend you try to do that. That was a very short list of tested memory! Try one stick in the slot specified in the Tech Spec and if that works add a stick in the appropriate slot. When you say you have updated the board to the latest BIOS I hope that is 0151. I am surprised that you do not hear any beeps that would indicate a memory problem when the board fails to start. The code for the beeps is in your Tech Spec. If you have a spare power supply you may want to try it. Good luck.
Many online vendors, including Intel, Corsair, etc. have programs where you enter the features of your system and what you plan to use it for and the program, based on your input, recommends the wattage. You certainly want to meet the minimum requirements of the Video card.
For your information I have two systems based on DH67GD and both have 16GB of memory, running fine with:
- 2 kits of 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws X PC10600 for one system
- 2 Kits of 2x4GB Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX for the second system, (running at 1.5V and 1333MHz by jedec SPD).
The PWS is 500W earthwatt from Antec for one system, and 330W Seasonic S12 II for the second one.
The bios is 0128 for one system, and 0132 for the second one.
No graphics card. The systems are drawing about 40W idle (windows 7 x64) at mains and something like 120W at ful load (prime95).
okay, so i tried it now with a 600w power supply, so plenty of power, still nothing changed.
tried every possible combination of slots:
with only 1 bar
works on slot 1 and 3 not on slot 2 and/or4
with 2 bars:
works only if the bars are in slot 1 and 3, every other combo 1&2, 1&4, 3&2,3&4, 2&4.
tried playing with the bios settings, changing RAM MHz and Command mode, but nothing changed.
So i contacted amazon and they take it back, i'm going to buy another Motherboard, probably not an intel.
Thanks alot for your help and your time Peter!