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Old 12-10-2016, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark1 Will NOT post with 32 Gb Of Corsair Ram

Specs :
Intel i7-6700k @ 4.00 GHZ LGA 1151
Currently Vengeance LPX 24 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz – CMK32GX4M4A2400C16
ASUS Sabertooth Z170 – Mark1 Tuf Mobo
Corsair 1200 HCI PSU
Samsung SSd 950 PRO M.2 (Set as OS Primary)
Samsung 850 EVO (Data Storage)
Gigabyte GTX 1080
Windows 10 – Home 64 Bit
Issue : I cannot get all 4 sticks of 8gb RAM to work – I currently can only get 24gb to work (3 sticks only). Board runs perfectly with 24 gb. However, everytime I plug in the 4th stick (regardless of what the last slot is) – Board goes into a continuous power off and on loop and will not post to the bios.
Troubleshooting Steps Taken :
Cleared the CMOS battery / Tested all Ram sticks and all Mobo slots – **All are working / Updated to the latest BIOS / Designated 2400 MHz in Bios for each stick as opposed to Auto Detect / Lowered MHZ / Reset the MEM OK button / Inspected CPU and board for bent pins (Reseated CPU) / Enabled XMP
Comments : Current RAM is not listed on ASUS Qualified Vender List. However, they do have RAM that is listed but is off by just one number. ASUS states that its possible incompatible. I also noticed that after attempting the 4th stick and rebooting with 3, there is a screen that comes up stating that overclocking was unsuccessful? I am wandering if this is voltage issue between the RAM and board. I am a novice and know just enough to be dangerous. My gut is telling me that the 4th stick is overpowering the board in some form or fashion.
Does anybody have any suggestions? I noticed that there are a lot of RAM setting in the BIOS that I am not familiar with. I really don’t want to RMA the board if at all possible. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark1 Will NOT post with 32 Gb Of Corsair Ram

I actually got
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C14D-32GVK
and they work perfectly. I really think that this RAM was just not compatible with this board however I do not know that 100%. I am just tickled to death that its working now with 32gb and actually I have slots available for more RAM if needed for scale-ability. Perhaps someone will find this post and will help them out.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark1 Will NOT post with 32 Gb Of Corsair Ram

The QVL for your motherboard's RAM is located here: goo.gl/JYOa8j

The RAM you listed (according to the part number) technically isn't on this list.
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