Maybe this should have been Step 1. Been working on this for a week. It has been a good learning experience. Don't know if is the correct way to test Ram, but it is the way I tested mine. I started by confirming the settings in the bios.
dram frequency control=manual
everything else in timings is set to auto
Then removed all 4 modules. I had a "feeling" that modules 1,2 were good so I started there. Had a sneaky suspiction that module 3 was no good, so I saved it for last.
Just thought I should add a few definitions to my jargon.
ok=beep, post, boot into windows
no nothing = well "nothing" blank screen, no beeps, no post
overclock failed = the last line of the post, then it gives you a choice between F2 to reset the bios to defaults or F1 to load the bios for adjustments. During all these tests I made no adjustment, I just let the bios boot without changes
Results of testing yesterday morning, when I say “1 in 1” I am referring to Module 1 in Slot 1. etc.
1 in 1 ok
1 in 2 ok
1 in 3 ok
1 in 4 ok
1,2 in 1,2 ok dual channel
1,2 in 3,4 ok dual channel
3,4 in 1,2 no nothing
3,4 in 3,4 overclock failed, no boot
4 in 1 ok
4 in 2 no nothing
4 in 3 overclock failed, F1, use same settings, boots, runs a little rough.
4 in 4 no nothing
3 in 1 overclock failed, F1, use same settings, boots.
3 in 2 no nothing
3 in 3 no nothing
3 in 4 overclock failed, F1, use same settings, boots.
Windows Error: Windows must now restart because the Power Service.....could not do something, then BSOD and restart. Starts rough, BSOD, reboot.
Shut it down, then ran Memtest 4.20 from USB. Failed 3 times in 20 minutes. Went back in the BIOS and lowered the DRAM VOLTAGE to 1.90. Booted back into Memtest and went to work. Came back a couple hours later to find no errors with the lowered dram voltage.
My thoughts are Modules 1 and 2 are OK. Module 4 is nearly dead. Module 3 is dead.
We will see what Corsair has to say, but I think this is the cause of my 19 BSOD's. Might be up to 25 BSOD's now.