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Am I being a idiot

m3tz
Level 7
Hi guys,

Currently building a x79 rampage 4 formula, 3930k 16gb ram,

Bios is showing 8GB only? I don't want to reseat the memory as I don't have any thermal paste alcohol removal... and I have the Phantek which is to big to pull the memory out while seated, Can I check or do anything right now?

I have updated the bios..


any help please

Thanks in advance.......
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DangerClose
Level 7
Well, if you are unwilling to unseat the memory to be sure it is correctly installed....well there isn't much else to do here.

What brand memory are you using? If it has a specific X.M.P. profile you need to be sure you selected it in the bios and that the DIMMs are getting proper voltage. Also want to be sure that your power supply is functioning properly and can handle your system specs.
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Hi DangerClose

Thanks for the fast reply, The reason i dont want to take the memory out is i have no alcohol to clean the CPU.

Im using corsair vengence 9-9-9-24 1.5v 16GB
3930k
corsair HX750

I have managed to take 3 of the sticks out and reseat them, ill try them one by one now... give me 5mins

With one memory module I am getting this error
65 - CPU DXE initialization

Hi guys,

i was being an idiot.....i reseated the memory under the heat sync and its working. It was only slightly raised out of the slot but obviously enough to make a difference.

Thanks for your help, sorry for wasting your time

Idiot ???, I will say you just not enough carefull. I have 30 years experience building PC, and I always double check everything before power on. For the RAM and CPU and cooler I always install them on the bench before put the motherboard in the case, so I can visually see with th eyes if everything is well seat, the RAM are easy to spot when the board is not in a case, if in the case, you can use your fingers to feel if they are even ....

InnervateD
Level 10
You're lucky I would say. Because I've seen boards with memory that have only been partially put in and when the power's turned on pop'ed the memory and the DIMM slot dead.

DangerClose
Level 7
So happy you figured it out! Don't call yourself an idiot man, like MarkedOne said even those of us with decades of experience still make silly mistakes. I personally have a little over 20 years of building/PC experience (with a degree in Comp Sci.) and I still make mistakes. It's how we learn! Welcome to the ROG forums. :cool:
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chrsplmr
Level 18
OP....YES. When you ask that question here.

All other questions are welcome...as are you....
i think what we are all trying to say is....your
human....get over it......hahahahhaa...and get some alcohol.c.

HiVizMan
Level 40
You are not alone my friend. Many many people have ram panic only to find that a stick needs to be seated. You see with the new slots and only having one locking mechanism - needed because of the PCIe lane - you have to put the ram in perfectly and unlike the older system where the mechanism would pull the stick into the slot and latch. Not any-more now is up to you.

And like the others I have played with the odd PC in my time and some of my, um shall we say brain dead moments defy belief. Did you know you can fit a molex connector up side down in to a DVD player. 😄 Not pretty at all and funny thing was at the time I wondered why it was so stiff getting the damn connector to go in.

What I am really pleased about this thread is how the members have all jumped in and helped a brother out. Nice one lads. This forum is getting that its nice to visit here feel again.

Cheers to all.
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