[clug] Why does my motherboard hate me?

Francis James Whittle fj.whittle at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 21:09:38 MDT 2011

Not saying I'll have anything intelligent to say (only times my UD2H has
given me grief have likely been caused by operator error when trying to
flash Coreboot to the BIOS - which I still never managed yet), but:

- Are you using integrated video?
- Have you tried 2+2+2 and 2+2+1+1 configurations?

Initially, I'd suspect damage to and/or dust in one of the white memory

On Mon, 2011-09-05 at 12:11 +1000, Michael Still wrote:
> Hi.
> I have a Gigabyte AM3 motherboard (specifically a GA-MA785GM-US2H) which 
> takes DDR2 800Mhz memory. I have a dual core AM2 CPU in the machine if 
> that matters.
> The machine worked fine with 2 * 1GB DDR2 memory. I just tried to 
> upgrade to 4 * 2GB DDR2 memory, which the motherboard manual says should 
> be supported. However, in this configuration the machine doesn't boot. 
> It doesn't even get to the BIOS, it just reads from the empty DVD drive 
> over and over. The machine does boot with just 2 * 2GB though.
> Any hints?
> Thanks,
> Mikal

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