Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowFalls
well i would think the slot is bad, but..... it seems that even with this arrangement it still doesn't detect 1 of the sticks.
(3 sticks installed [4gb each] but only 8gb detected)
Well I then suggest you check those slots and run memtest.
Check your owner's manual and install just two sticks fist and then install more as you try to find which slot isn't working.
If you know which slot isn't working, install a known good stick in that slot to see if it's working. If the stick it detected, well you know the slot is good.
After that run memtest per the tutorial here: RAM - Test with Memtest86+
on all the modules.
Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
X58 motherboards of many brands have had memory problems. I fought mine for months. But I say again if you are happy I'm happy.
Hmmm.... haven't heard that one or seen any of those posted at the gigibyte site: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/
Anyway I've got an X58 Gigabyte motherboard and I've had no issues whatsoever, and I've had my board since June of 2010. Not to say they can't have problems though... as suggested here.