So the past several days have been frustrating for me. I switched to a PC build from working on Mac Pro's. Went with the Supermicro X9DAi as recommended multiple places. Unfortunately, it has not been a good experience and I want to see if anybody has any thoughts. First time we built the PC we through 128 gigs of Kingston 1600 RAM in there (as recommended by Jeff Kilgore) in all 16 slots, 8gb each. Computer would turn on but wouldn't boot into the BIOS. After many attempts we eventually narrowed it down by placing each RAM in one at a time in various slots. We finally figured out that any RAM placed in the top 2 slots of the bottom 4 DIMMS on the right CPU the computer wouldn't boot. Everytime we took them out, no problem. We tried multiple configurations with different sticks, both in and out. Same exact results, so we knew it wasn't our RAM. So we assumed that those slots were faulty and I returned the board and received the new one today. After rebuild: exact same problem on the exact same DIMM slots with a totally new board. What. The. Crap?!
Anybody care to enlighten me here? What am I doing wrong?
At the moment I'm running everything with those slots empty at 112gb of RAM (I know, poor me) and there's a few other strange things going on, but nothing too much. The main weirdness is that I have Windows running off of a brand new Kingston 240gb SSD. After installing Windows and updating everything, the computer is telling me that I have 220gb full on the SSD. All I have is Windows on it. What is going on there!? Things seem to be running okay outside of that, except for randomness here and there which I attribute to PC world.
But if anybody has any ideas regarding this, I'd love to hear 'em.