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Tell me if it's my Corsair(1.1v) or board(4PCA3+)

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oc_newbee

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Yestarday after testing my ram out on each dimm of the motherboard. I came across this weird acting between my Corsair(rev 1.1) and my board(4PCA3+). I have 2x 256 Corsair pc3500 v1.1(bh-5), Lets say first ram is ram "A", the second one is ram "B".

Ok, ram "A" would work great if I put it in dimm1 of the mobo, but if I slap it in dimm3 or dimm4, it will not even boot(even underclock). I haven't try dimm2 yet, but it's weird that only dimm1 would work for that ram and not dimm3/4. But ram "B" will work in every dimm on the motherboard with no problem. Inoder to use dual channel, I have to use ram "A" in dimm1 and ram "B" in dimm3(can't do vice versa). I can't say that ram "A" is bad, by itself in dimm1, I can get it up to 249fsb 1:1 2-2-2-5 @3.3v. Together in dual I can get it up to 247fsb 1:1 2-2-2-5 @3.3v.

Is it something to do with that ram and the board or is it something with one of them. To bad I don't have another board to try that ram on. So, what do ya'll think happen here.
 
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oc_newbee

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the problem is, why wouldn't the ram work on dimm3/dimm4, but work only on dimm1. I'm not comlaining or anything, I just want to point out that my ram and board act pretty weird on certain dimm slot. I'm just curious if anyone have ever experience anything like this that's all.
 
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oc_newbee

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Strida said:
It is your motherboard.

I'm not sure what the problem here. I can't say it's my mobo either since the second stick of ram I have will work on any of my dimm slot.

Maybe it's just that one particular ram with this board and the dimm slot 3/4(I dunno).