Question First Build Question - Asus Z690 DRAM error

Nov 25, 2022
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Hello group,

Building my first PC, and ran into a problem. Here is my build specs:

Asus Z690-Plus Wifi D4
Intel i7 12700K
Corsair (2x16Gb) CMH32GX4M2E3200C16W
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB
Corsair RM850
MSI 3060ti
BIOS Version: 1720 (August 2022)

I initially replaced the motherboard thinking there was a problem with the B slots, but alas I'm having the same issue I started with. When I place a 2nd stick of RAM into the machine, I get a DRAM error light (Amber QLED). The machine seems like it reboots a few times, eventually stops. When I tried to reset CMOS (unplug the machine, short the jumper, etc) the machine doesn't try rebooting it just goes straight to a DRAM error. I've tried each stick individually and that works, the issue is when I try to add the second stick. My overclocking options are off, and I've tried this with and without XMP enabled. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 
Nov 25, 2022
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Just an update..

I tried a new set of RAM, and I'm getting the same exact error. I can get the machine to boot if I put both of the sticks in A1 & A2, but I cannot boot if a stick is in a B slot. I know the manual recommends A2/B2 combo, which of course does not work. I tried resetting the CMOS in between as well, as well as enabling/disabling XMP again.

New RAM is 2x16GB CMK32GX4M2E3200C16 (Corsair Vengeance LPX).
 
Nov 25, 2022
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Ugh! Microcenter is completely out of this deal, I'm not sure if they'll swap just the cpu, but I'll try. Definitely has been a frustrating week trying to get this working. told myself I'd play some games over Thanksgiving break... yea right! thanks for the help..
 
Nov 25, 2022
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Just an update, replaced the CPU with a new identical one, and all is working perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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