I have a server with Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, two AMD Opteron 6262 HE CPUs and 40 GB RDIMM ECC RAM (2x16 + 4x2 GB).
When I installed the second CPU, I put the RAMs in the order from the manual: A2, E2, C2, G2, B2, F2. I could turn the server on, but any system (even BIOS) couldn't load. The screen was black. It couldn't load as long as there was any RAM in the CPU2 sector. There were no beeps.
When I put all the memory in the CPU1 sector, everything was fine. My system (FreeBSD) and BIOS can see all the cores and RAM. Anyway, it shouldn't be like that. I think there may be a problem with CPU2 and I plan to put it in the CPU1 place and see if it turns on or not. Or it's a motherboard issue - the fans are loud like a vacuum cleaner even in whisper mode, I wouldn't be surprised if the RAM sockets were broken.
Any ideas what else to check? Mobo and CPUs still have a warranty, but I'm not happy to send anything without checking all the possibilities.