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M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3 Memory Issue


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#1 Reflection1

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

Hello All,

I will try and discribe this as best as I can as I believe this problem is abit unusual and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what exactly is going on.
I recently upgraded my ram from 4GB to 8GB (4 x 2GB Cosair VS2GB1333D3), Previously I had 2x2GB Cosair VS2GB1333D3, I ordered 2 more Cosair VS2GB1333D3 2GB and put them in the black channels, Now everything boots up fine and everything is ok, But if i take out the two orginal sticks from the blue channel and put in my new ones on there own, the computer will not boot at all, tried pressing the MEMOK! which doesn't do anything, Just beeps 1 long and 2 short, which i believe means that no memory is detected for my motherboard.

So my question is, Why must i have the two orginal cosair sticks in for my new ones to work? when all 4 sticks are in everything is fine, Run cpuz and it tells me that i have 8GB installed, the only reason im concerned is because previously i had a pair of kingston 4GB sticks that had done the same thing, it would not boot unless the cosair ram was in aswell, But it would still register as 12GB.
Anyway if anyone can give me some insight on why this is happening, it would be much appreciated. :)

Thanks all.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Why...is USB3 in your title? The specs for that board indicates USB2 support. Should that be DDR3?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:55 AM

Because it does have two usb 3 ports, I have the same board. It may be a bios issue-try going into the bios, and click reset to factory defaults and see what happens

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

Look in the Asus motherboard manual.

It isn't clear if you mean you put in the new memory and all is good and then leave the new memory where you put it and pull the old memory leaving those slots open?

Or you mean you pulled the ole memory and put the new memory in the same slots where the old memory was?

Looking at the motherboard manual it appears that all memory is not supported in all four slots.

To be honest if it is working.......
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

it depends on the ram-you can fill all four slots with 1333 mhz and 1600 I believe, but for faster you can only use two slots. Ive run mine both with all slots filled, and just the blue ones (which are the primary)

Edited by the_patriot11, 04 January 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:10 PM

Sorry Guys,I'll try and be alittle more specific.

The two new sticks of ram i bought Will not boot up on there own unless i have my old ram in there with them, Originally i wanted to have 2x4GB sticks And i had tried that with a pair of kingston sticks, i thought the ram was faulty but i put my orignal cosair ram in with them and the computer will boot up fine, And it still shows the total amount of GB of ram in speccy/cpu-z, Although after refering to the QVL manual it looks like the sticks of ram i have isn't on there.... and there is also a DIMM socket support section which i believe means that some ram will work in pairs of 2 or 4 and some wont (please correct me if i'm wrong).

I'm Going to try and nail it down to a compatability issue so i've orded 1 stick of ram from the QVL for my motherboard to see if it will boot up with ccompatible ram.

Thanks for the replys so far, I'll let you know what happens.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

So the question asked-whats wrong with running the new sticks along with the old sticks? Are the old sticks drastically slower?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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