Cpu socket different than what is shown in manufacture website

otaku3230

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1. Is it normal to have the CPU socket different than what is shown in manufactured site? I am asking because my 2 motherboards "ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3" CPU socket is different to what is shown for this same mobo on manufacture website:

My Mobo:
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Compare that to asrock and you will see it does not look the same:
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2. Also asking because both of these mobo are getting number 53 on Dr. Debug. According to my manual it means " Memory initialization error. No usable memory detected". So I have tried everything and am suspecting I got bad mobos.
 

sebastien

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The two socket while looking a bit different appear to support the correct type of CPU on both images.
Perhaps Asrock delivered you a revised version of their Mobo which is possible.
Check if one memory stick, then replace it with another and check again. Then check with a friend if he can spare you a stick and check again. If nothing work then unfortunately you will have to RMA :/

 

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1. How do you know they are "correct type of CPU on both images"?

2. Already tried EVERYTHING as shown by the link below [even tried hdmi cable and dvi cable]:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform.

In fact, I rma'ED my 2x4 RAM and got a replacement and still the same message. So all 4 RAM cannot be bad!