Stone9

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Hi guys,

I recently built a new machine using a combo package from Fry's:

E6400
ECS P965T-A
2 GB OCZ Gold Edition 800 MHz

However, when the machine boots up, in the BIOS screen, it gets to the point where it reads the CPU, but then it never reads through the RAM and just sits there. I can't DEL or anything to get into the BIOS.

Any ideas on what my problem might be? I don't think it's the mobo because this is the 3rd mobo of the same model that I've tried! I hope it's not the CPU!

Thanks in advance guys!
 

Anoobis

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Try using only 1 of the OCZ modules at a time. Make sure to test both. It's possible (though very unlikely) that if you can get into the BIOS with one module installed, upping the DDR2 voltage to 2.8V may resolve the issue enough for you to run both modules at a time. There was a hint of an issue with this awhile back with OCZ DDR2, but I'm pretty sure it has been taken care of for some time.

You may however have some bad RAM altogether. It might be easier to take it to a local shop and see if they have some test modules they can try.