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DRobe12
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DG43RK - memory post beeps

Hi there,

Hope you can help me... I'm building a PC I got a DG43RK board and a E5800.

I installed one 4GB DDR3 1600.

When I turn on the pc, I get memory post beeps: 3 beeps, stop, 3 beeps etc. etc.

What am I doing wrong? Do I have to get another identical DDR3 for pair? Is the DDR3 too fast for this board?

Please help. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

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ZAgha
New Contributor II
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Not a matter of too fast. Even if it's too fast it will downgrade to the default memory controller's speed.

Your RAM is considered a high dense RAM for this board. Do note the maximum amount of RAM supported for your board is 8GB.

DRobe12
Beginner
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Thanks.

high dense RAM for this board?

 

do you mean this RAM won't work with this board?

ZAgha
New Contributor II
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Yes that's exactly what I mean.

You need to use a RAM stick with 1GB or 2GB max

If you want my advice get two RAM sticks & operate in Dual Channel mode

Check this link for tested memory modules:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dg43rk/sb/CS-031256.htm Intel� Desktop Board DG43RK — System memory

Simply cause they tested a 4GB module doesn't necessarily mean that yours should work

DRobe12
Beginner
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Thanks.

I saw this page. They wrote 4GB DIMM so I thought it would work... I'll try 2x2GB.

Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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All the information given by Ziad Aghar is correct; just remember that this motherboard was designed to use DDR3-1333/1066/800 Ghz, with the maximum memory size of 8GB.

 

Some basic troubleshooting you can perform for this issue could be the following;

 

- Test the system out of the chassis, minimal configuration please. (Motherboard, processor, power supply, 1 memory stick on DIMM # 1 and video card)

- Remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. Then put it back on and restart the system.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-028780.htm?wapkw=clear+cmos+battery# datetime http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-028780.htm?wapkw=clear+cmos+battery# datetime

- Test the system placing another stick of memory on another DIMM.

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