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    Buy Two 8346HE's, get motherboard free

    I was going to post in another thread that turned out to be too old. And rather than start over again, I'll list my reasoning here. I actually brought this board. I should get it on Tuesday. I too had been lusting for something like this years ago, when I saw Supermicro and American Megatrends...
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    Please tell me what scene of which episode is your avatar from. It's killing me to remember...

    Please tell me what scene of which episode is your avatar from. It's killing me to remember! Shingoshi
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    My system is up and running! All 16GBs are registered. The warm water/alcohol solution did the trick. I also had to use the end of a DIMM to insert into each slot to work open the pins which had been stuck shut from the anti-condensation layer. The water-cooling is working as well. So far, I'm...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    An update to the situation... After pulling the board completely out of the chassis, I then soaked the slots in a warm alcohol/water solution. It was my concern (from months ago) that the sealant I used (and painted on) had siphoned back up into the slots by capillary action. I didn't notice...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    Maybe I'm just too tired, but I really can't see anything... I don't see an obvious point of concern, as in debris, that would be causing the chips not to seat easily. Because even though I got three to seat, they were also very difficult to do. I've instead now taken the eight (8) DIMMs and...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    I've pulled the board completely out of the chassis... It must be something on the board. Because I have EASILY mounted the memory on the S2912 without any effort at all. The memory fits in it the way memory is supposed to fit: a simple press and snap! So I need to thoroughly check the S4980...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    This should give some idea of how tight the damn thing is: No matter what I do, seating both ends causes the inside tab to pop (detach) out (of it's mechanism)! The leverage imposed by seating both ends makes the inside locking tab come completely loose and falls out on the board. This is NOT a...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    Yes, Dual Rank, x8... So yes, they have 9 (x8) chips on each side instead of (x4's) 18. But again, it's not a DIMM issue, since the same chips fit in another board. Although I also said that board is NOT mounted in this chassis. It's likely related to the tray. The center of the slot seems...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    I don't think it's the individual DIMMs... Because the other crazy thing is that they fit in another board. However, the difference there is that the board wasn't mounted. I'm beginning to wonder if it's the chassis. The motherboard tray itself may be warped. That would explain why I had the...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    Read the previous messages carefully... I said I already have three of the same DIMMs seated properly. But just for reference, it's DDR2-667 ECC Registered ram. The manufacturer is Kingston, model KVR667D2D8P5/2G. Let me repeat myself again. I already have three other modules seated...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    You'd think the notches didn't line up. But the problem is, I have three other slots occupied in the same direction as the last chip which won't seat. So it's not the notch. But it really does feel like it though. Just not the case at all. Wondering if it's the case. But then, even if it was...
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    I've pushed so hard, that the locking tab has come (popped) out of the slot when I snap the other end of the slot closed. And really, this isn't my first board. I'm becoming afraid I'll actually break the board. Don't have another $600 right now to replace it (and brand new at that)! Shingoshi
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    Why won't my memory seat in the slots?

    I've had two Tyan motherboards, the S3992 and now the S4980. They both have the same problem. I can't seat my memory in the board. One end of the DIMM slot will seat, but not the other. I can't see anything that would be causing this to happen. The locking tabs on the outside edge of the board...
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    Dual CPU(8 cores) motherboards

    No matter how old this or any other thread may be, the information is still important. The very fact that I came here looking for information proves it. And the information I posted, isn't subject to a time period, and is therefore still timely. I left this information for anyone else like...
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    Dual CPU(8 cores) motherboards

    Just in case no one else has pointed this out to you... The processors from AMD and Intel for four sockets are in an entirely different (make that much higher) price category than those for two sockets. I have a Tyan S4980 motherboard (liquid-cooled w/4 Koolance CPU-330) allowing for the use...
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