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GA-MA78GM Memory POST

GA-MA78GM Memory POST
« on: April 10, 2009, 06:17:10 pm »
My system has GA-M768 MB with AMD x64 6000 and 8 gig of ddr2 800 mem.
when powerup it takes >2 min to do s memory POST.
I suspect memory problem but microsoft memtest runs error free.
this long post time started last week and had run for two or three months with a short POST time.
Any hints?

Badbonji

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Re: GA-MA78GM Memory POST
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 05:12:07 pm »
I think it could be something in the BIOS. It might have been doing a short memory test before, then somehow the option has been changed so it checks the memory more thoroughly during POST.
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Re: GA-MA78GM Memory POST
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 07:29:49 pm »
Update--  I swapped the memory dimms around and problem is gone.Noted that Microsoft Mem test checks only 4 gig.

Badbonji

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Re: GA-MA78GM Memory POST
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 07:47:54 pm »
Strange, so what was the cause then? I don't see how unless it made it work dual channel instead of single that swapping them would make it faster?
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

 

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