I’m having an issue with a X9DRL-IF and a collection of Samsung DIMMS. I have 8 sticks of Samsung M393B1K70CH0-CH9Q5 (8GB PC3 10600R).
If i insert more than 2 DIMMS, I get a 2F error and it fails to post. I have had intermittent success with 4 sticks (total 32gb), but this is now mostly failing.
I’ve tried to reseat everything, and even swap my CPUs (2x E5-2640s) with the E5-2609 that came with the board, to see if any difference. I also properly inspected the pins and can see no damage at all - they all look absolutely fine.
The full board is:
|Case||Antec P101 (P101-SILENT) Black Mid Tower Silent Case|
|PSU||Coolermaster Masterwatt 650|
|Cable||1* 8pin to Dual 8 (6+2) Pin 12V Power Extension Cable|
|CPU Cooler x2||Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo CPU Cooler Red Cover|
|RAM||8 x Samsung M393B1K70CH0-CH9Q5 (8GB PC3 10600R)|
|SSD||Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND|
|Thermal Paste||Arctic Silver 5 AS-AS5-35 3.5gram Thermal Compound|
|Cable||StarTech 4X SATA Power Splitter Adapter Cable|
|Cable||Molex to Dual SATA, CableCreation [5-PACK]|
|Cable||SATA III Cable, CableCreation [10-Pack] 18-inch SATA III|
|Cable||SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 32GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive|
I have tested each stick individually in the two slots, and all work as expected.
I am wondering, has anyone had a similar issue? Do you think it’s more likely that I need switch out the RAM, or swap out the motherboard?
The motherboard is the biggest cause of concern - I’m in Australia and got this imported from USA for ridiculous postage and customs cost. I also do not want to be without a server for the weeks it would take to get a new one.
I’d rather spend on 32gb x 2 DIMMS if they are going to work. This will be enough RAM for my uses but I’d like the option of increasing to 128GB in the future.
Happy to post more information, any help greatly appreciated.