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Windows 7: Hard Drive Clicking?

19 Mar 2012   #71
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could try the 2x4GB from Crucial. I think you would have better luck with it than the Kingston since it is not high end. It's up to you.

You could also contact Crucial and ask their representatives if they think it would work with your board.


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20 Mar 2012   #72
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm ok I'll give them a call otherwise I wonder if I'm just better off sticking with 2x2GB instead then, if I do should I go for something better then Crucial if there stuff isn't that high end?
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20 Mar 2012   #73
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I wasn't saying all of Crucial's modules were not high end. The Kingston modules you chose were on the high end (they were designed for gaming and high performance and advertised that way). I was suggesting the Crucial modules you chose over the Kingston modules you chose because the Crucial modules were not being advertised as high end and were likely better suited for your board and processor.

Kingston: High Performance Memory for Gamers and PC Enthusists (1600 MHz [may be too fast for your CPU])
Crucial: Regular 1333 MHz RAM.
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20 Mar 2012   #74
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok that makes sense but just to add the current RAM i have is 1333Mhz:-
XMS3 so shouldnt that work?
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20 Mar 2012   #75
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It should work, but the fact that one of their support members warned you it may not work is an indication that it is not guaranteed to be compatible. Also, we do not know if it would have worked despite the warning because one of the modules was likely damaged before you obtained it.

My advice is: see what Crucial says about the RAM you were looking at yesterday. Maybe they will guarantee it will work.
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20 Mar 2012   #76
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have just got off the phone with technical support from gigabyte and he hadn't heard of any problems with high density modules but he said like you to go for the Crucial RAM as it's 1333Mhz and the Kingston is DDR3-1600 and my board supports 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB.
I think the fact im running the board now on the one working stick and alls well probably indicates it is ok but i just had the bad RAM and if it wasn't faulty i wouldn't of thought twice about thinking it wasnt compatible.

I will phone Crucial now and see what they say but im leaning more towards that make anyway now

**EDIT**
Just phoned Crucial and they said they guarantee it is compatible with my board, so i guess i'll be buying that one
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20 Mar 2012   #77
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds like you have multiple confirmations on that kit. Should be the best way to go.
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20 Mar 2012   #78
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Many thanks again for all your help, ive marked this as solved but will no doubt be making a new thread when my new drive and RAM arrive lol
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20 Mar 2012   #79
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

Please post back in this thread, as well. I am interested to know whether the hardware replacements provide resolution.
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23 Mar 2012   #80
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quick update.

Got the new Hard Drive and RAM installed, and after a clean install i ran memtest to check and alls working fine with no errors


At the moment i just have the new hard drive connected as i wanted to instal Win7 with nothing else connected.
The other hard drive had my OS installed on it so do i need to format that parttion to get get rid after i re-connect it of it or is there something else i should do?
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