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Windows 7: Hard Drive Clicking?

19 Mar 2012   #61
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Given how finicky RAM can be without errors showing up, the fact that you received any errors at any time means you should send back the kit ASAP, especially since it is still covered by Amazon. Get a kit that is guaranteed for your board by Gigabyte and by the RAM manufacturer.

Glad to hear you were careful with static. I have an antistatic mat and antistatic wristband, so I appreciate your precautions. I usually give the static precautions warning because most people are not aware of how easy it is to damage components with static electricity and the fact that it does not have to be felt to cause damage.

Anyway, send the RAM back to Amazon for a refund and find something that is definitely compatible with the board.


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19 Mar 2012   #62
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok have sent a request to Amazon for a refund.

The problem i have is trying to find RAM that is compatible can i ask yet another favour please and thats to advise on which one to get?

I have checked Kingston and Crucial memory finder app and have found these 2 possibles.

Kingston Memory Search
http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KHX1600C9D3K2_8G.pdf

Memory upgrades from Crucial.com - Determine My Memory Needs
8GB Kit (4GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 upgrades for Giga-Byte GA-G41MT-S2PT Motherboard, CT2782824 from Crucial.com

Is one manufacturer better then the other or doesn't it matter if they both say there compatible?

Ive also uploaded the pdf memory list from gigabytes website, i can see lots of 2gb but only 1 4gb but not sure if the ones on the list are the only ones to be compatible as the 2 links above say they guarantee then to work?


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19 Mar 2012   #63
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It does not matter as long as they say they are compatible; the only difference is the price as I have read from the gurus on here.

I would recommend going with the crucial since it is not designed for high end and less likely to cause problems with an older board/processor.
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19 Mar 2012   #64
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok that's good to know

Now i have new hard drive on its way and i'll order the RAM as well tomorrow, man this computer stuff can get expensive and frustrating lol

many thanks again i really appreciate the help, if i could add any more rep to you i would but it think its limited to threads, but i'll see if i can go to an older post and give it that way, its a small measure i know but i really do appreciate the help you've given me
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19 Mar 2012   #65
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You may want to hold off on the RAM. You are trying to get high density RAM again (8GB is higher density than 4GB as an example), so you are still running the same risk as before.
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19 Mar 2012   #66
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If i send this one back then im going to need new, but do you think its because im choosing 8GB rather then 4GB or just the type im going for.
Both say there for this board but like you say i could be running the same risk?
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19 Mar 2012   #67
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The warning you received before was about the density of the modules. What RAM configuration did you have in your system before you tried upgrading?
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19 Mar 2012   #68
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had 2x2GB in my old board.
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19 Mar 2012   #69
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could try 4x2GB in the board.
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19 Mar 2012   #70
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately the board only has the 2 slots
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