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    Motherboard issue with RAM

    I had bought a G.Skill 8GB set, I thought that it was a DOA set so I took it back and got the Kingston set. I bought KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX for my M4A785TD-V-EVO mother board. When I plugged it in, nothing happened (same as the G.Skill set), my PC didn't start, just the fans started. I called the store and the guy suggested that updating my BIOS could help fix the issue. I told my friend who is more knowledgeable than me about the issue and he asked if I checked the QVL for my mother board...I didn't even think to do that (it just shows how noobish i am in regards to hardware).

    So I'm wondering if updating the BIOS will allow me to use the RAM, or should I just take it back and look for a set off of the QVL?

    Thanks
    Last edited by winterline; 01-03-2013 at 02:15 PM.

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    Re: Motherboard issue with RAM

    try clearing the bios/cmos by unplugging the psu, moving the jumper and removing the battery.

    if that doesn't do it, then try each stick in each of the mem slots.

    ud

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    Re: Motherboard issue with RAM

    You should also check the memory compatability chart: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...85TDV_EVO/#MSL
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    Re: Motherboard issue with RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by sttubs View Post
    You should also check the memory compatability chart: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...85TDV_EVO/#MSL
    I saw the memory compatibility chart after buying/shopping for the RAM, I didn't know it was so strict.

    Do BOIS updates update the memory compatibility chart?

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