1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2010 3:06 PM by Salem_Intel

    DX58SO - Problems When Installing More than 1 stick of Ram

    Jamese

      Hi,

       

      I have just put together a 2 new identical systems comprising

       

      Motherboard = Intel DX58SO

      Processor = Intel Core i7 930 (Bloomfield)

      Ram = OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 (3 x 2GB Sticks)

      Graphics = ATI HD 5570 PCI-Express

       

      When turning on the assembled system for the first time, before OS installation, the PC turned on, then 5 seconds later turned off, then a further 5 seconds later turned back on again. It then stayed on but the screen remained blank and I couldn't view the bios, or start installing the OS.

       

      I discovered if I only used a single stick of the ram The system operated correctly. I was able to install the OS and everything worked fine.

       

      I then went back and tried to insert the extra 2 sticks of memory and the PC behaved exactly as before, turning off then on, then displaying a blank screen.

       

      I tried using 2 sticks, I tried swapping slot positions of the memory but the only way the system would work was by using a single stick (Any of the 3) in the first Tri chaannel slot.

       

      This exact same thing happens on both systems.

       

      Am I missing something obvious here

       

      Thanks

       

      James