[RESOLVED] Memory not recognized
I just finished upgrading my system from XP to Win7 64, mainly to get the benefit of the extra memory available to the system. My mobo holds a max of 16GB. I originally had 4GB of 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Memory (9-9-9-24)(CL 9)(1.5V).
I ordered a 4-pack of 4GB sticks DDR3 1600, CL 8, 8-8-8-24, 1.5V that were selected and supposedly compatible for my mobo. I remover the 2-2GB sticks and installer the four new sticks. Turned the system on and no beep, no nothing. The system would not recognize the memory.
I removed all the new sticks and reinstalled the original two sticks and it started right up. I removed the two sticks and installed a single stick and tried to start the system. Nothing. I tried each stick individually and nothing. I tried two sticks and nothing. I requested an RMA from the seller, but was wondering if there is something that I have not tried to get the system to recognize the memory?
Memory Replacement not Working
OK, I am returning the third set of memory. The installation of all three sets have resulted in the same performance, or lack thereof. I tried all combinations of placement, one stick, two sticks, then three and four. When I restart, the system powers on, then at the point I should get the beep, nothing. I let it run for 2-3 minutes and still nothing. I reset the CMOS. I looked at the ASUS website and see that there are 18 BIOS updates I can download. Since I have never flashed a BIOS before, do I download the most recent version and that will contain the previous 17 versions? One earlier version actually solves a problem with hanging during a post with some brands of DDR3 memory. Which update should I download?