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AMD Phenom X4 965 memory controller issues?

Wish I had a FreeGeek near me.

 

Try updating the BIOS and see if it behaves any differently. Also see if all 4 DIMMs will register with the X2 550 installed.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright, so last year I bought a used desktop (AMD Phenom X2 550, Nvidia Geforce 9800GT, Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Motherboard) and a Phenom X4 965 from my local FreeGeek, and I noticed when I installed the X4 965 that I lost the functionality of two of the four DIMM slots on my motherboard. Recently, I noticed that only one DIMM slot was working properly. Could this be a bad memory controller or is it just a simple BIOS update fix?


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.82ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P RAM: 6GB DDR3-1600 GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 780ti 3GB Reference Case: 2008-09? Antec Storage: 1x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, 2x 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W Display: Gateway FPD1975W (1440x900 @ 75hz, 19") Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, 1x 140mm Thermaltake fan Keyboard: Gateway 2000 OEM keyboard (very clicky membrane) Mouse: Redragon Centrophorus Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy II ZS sound card & Marley Good Vibrations headphones Operating System: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Wish I had a FreeGeek near me.

 

Try updating the BIOS and see if it behaves any differently. Also see if all 4 DIMMs will register with the X2 550 installed.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Crunchy Dragon said:

Wish I had a FreeGeek near me.

 

Try updating the BIOS and see if it behaves any differently. Also see if all 4 DIMMs will register with the X2 550 installed.

 

Welcome to the forums!

1) Yeah they sell really great stuff at mine. My friend got a GTX 950 there for $75.

 

2) I'm gonna try that in a couple weeks with someone who knows what they're doing. And I believe my friend has my X2 550 lying around somewhere, I'll ask him about it.

 

3) Thanks a bunch!


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.82ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P RAM: 6GB DDR3-1600 GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 780ti 3GB Reference Case: 2008-09? Antec Storage: 1x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, 2x 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W Display: Gateway FPD1975W (1440x900 @ 75hz, 19") Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, 1x 140mm Thermaltake fan Keyboard: Gateway 2000 OEM keyboard (very clicky membrane) Mouse: Redragon Centrophorus Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy II ZS sound card & Marley Good Vibrations headphones Operating System: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Update: both dimm slots work, it might be that my 2gb stick died. Overall system stability has gone down over the past few days, even after tweaking BIOS settings and downclocking my CPU by 100mhz


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.82ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P RAM: 6GB DDR3-1600 GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 780ti 3GB Reference Case: 2008-09? Antec Storage: 1x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, 2x 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W Display: Gateway FPD1975W (1440x900 @ 75hz, 19") Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, 1x 140mm Thermaltake fan Keyboard: Gateway 2000 OEM keyboard (very clicky membrane) Mouse: Redragon Centrophorus Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy II ZS sound card & Marley Good Vibrations headphones Operating System: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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