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Old 09-01-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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ok, so I have this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813188035

and this processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819116072

and I am running 64 bit WIN7 Home Premium.

Eveytime I take the memory in the pc over 4GB it gets stuck in a boot loop and doesn't even post. Doesn't even get far enough for me to get to the bios.

I even bought new memory thinking that the stuff I ws using wasn't compatible with my mobo. I'll admit it...I'm stumped. Any thoughts?

dxdiag is attached. Oh and why would the system model in dxdiag show a GeForce 9300 series if this is a 730i mobo?
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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Just making sure, your using sticks no larger than 2gb per slot?

Also, it has an integrated video card - the 9300. If your using another card, make sure you disable the built in card in your bios. Your also running an older driver, install the latest.

Do you have the bios flashed to the latest version?

Make sure that the mobo supports that particular processor? It says "Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium EE / Pentium", but want to be sure. Again, a bios flash may be in order.

Also, make sure you have the latest sound card drivers as well.

Another thing you can do is install the memory 2gb at a time and run MemTest on it to see if there are any faults with the memory. That may take some time, but you'll know if its a faulty stick or not.

Clean install of the OS? Sometimes leftover crud can cause problems.


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Old 09-02-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Thera.

Here's the memory I just bought:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820134582

I've run the memory tester that is built into win7 and everything came up clean on both sets of memory that I have. I ordered the second set because the first set I used came out of my Dell XPS which has an Intel based mobo and the EVGA forums had several posts of folks having issues with memory off of an Intel board not working on an nVidia mobo.

A clean install is next on my list.

I did have the on-board video disabled, but then I cleared my CMOS. Pretty sure it's still disabled but I need to check that.

Will updat all of my drivers when I re-install and let you know the results.

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Another thing to check would be the memory timings in the bios. The wrong timings could also cause errors and crashes.

Also look at using "MemTest" not just the built in memory checker. MemTest is a much more thorough memory tester and will reveal issues the built in one will miss.

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Problem solved. 730i mobo had a known compatibility issue with >4GB. Flashed the BIOS. Boom done!

Thanks for all the advice Thera.

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