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My Motherboard only recognizes 1/3 of of each RAM stick after Flashing BIOS!! Please help!

I have 18GB RAM installed and ALL sticks are recognized by the BIOS, but after Flashing my BIOS , only 1/3 of it is recognized.

I noticed that the DRAM frequency is setting itself to 1333 MHz instead of 1600MHz like it's supposed to, I manually set it, but it's not changing!

I've gone through some troubleshooting methods that someone on the RAM Board helped me with, but no luck... here is what I've done so far: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3224574/asus-recognizes-installed-ram-flashing-bios.html

thought posting in the MB section might help

- I'm not actually sure if the CMOS is clearing - I've tried a factory reset (pulling the power cord, CMOS battery, moving the CLRTC jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 and leaving it alone for 10+ minutes [even an hour one time] and still remembers some of the settings I've had before - very weird)

PLEASE HELP!

pics of BIOS screens and RAM are at this link: https://goo.gl/photos/cPLakW6LpwG3c9TFA


INFO:

PROCESSOR:
Intel(R)_Core(TM)_i7-2600K_CPU_@_3.40GHz

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 113592140000542 Rev 1.xx

BIOS:
SMBIOSBIOSVersion 3802
(cmd - wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion)

RAM:
Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB 2048 MB 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1.65v ver 3. 2A 10462042
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  1. Hello... As a "Simple Test" Try flashing the Older BIO's version back into the MB... as this is when the problem started B /
  2. I already tried that and it made no differece
  3. Hello... since the CMOS clear didn't help... do you have a Dual BIO's MB?

    Have you tried raising the Voltage to the RAM sticks in the BIO's (save&exit) 6 sticks will need more than 3 sticks. B /

    It is a common mistake to update a system/driver that isn't broken... Maybe a phone call is needed to Tech support B /
  4. Best answer
    Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/tr3x6g1600c8d

    This is a set of three 2GB sticks.

    You would need nine memory slots on your motherboard to have 18GB of Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D .
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