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Q6600 with Intel DG41TX has memory error, with E4400 will boot fine.

CLong2
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I am currently using a Intel DG41TX motherboard. It throws a beep code for memory error with the Q6600, but boots to the OS fine with a E4400. I have no idea why it is not working.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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There's really not enough information here to determine anything. The Q6600 is a higher TDP processor. What is the power supply that you are attempting this with?

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CLong2
Beginner
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730 W Raidmax Powersupply. It provides enough power, as it powered the E4400 with a GTX 660.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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What memory are you using?

CLong2
Beginner
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Hynix 4GB 1333Mhz PC3-10600U 9-10-B0

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Try removing two of the DIMMs (second DIMM in each channel) and see if this makes a difference (in theory it shouldn't)...

CLong2
Beginner
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It's only one DIMM. The Memory is in the DIMM-1 slot.

n_scott_pearson
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Try moving it to the other slot...

CLong2
Beginner
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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Hhmmm...

Do you have the latest available BIOS installed? If not, use the E4400 to install the latest and then try again.

Did you purchase this processor new (in a sealed box) or used?

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CLong2
Beginner
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Same result, this CPU was purchased recently used on Ebay.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You may have a defective processor...

CLong2
Beginner
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I am going to return it now. Thank you very much for your help.

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