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.
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.
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
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.