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Windows 7: System Freezes and not stable after installing Crosshair RAM?

21 Jan 2014   #1

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 
System Freezes and not stable after installing Crosshair RAM?

I am getting a 30 second freeze after installing new RAM and sometimes a BSOD with memory code 0x00000f4
This is my system specs and its all new, i replaced everything within the past month so Im pretty sure its not a comopnant fairure but an installation failure. (yes I checked everything is connected to the MB properly)
MB is
Gigabyte MB GA-B85M-D3H - This board supports DDR3 and XMP
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...b85m-d3h_e.pdf

RAM is
Crosshair Vengance DDR3 2x4GB - 1600Mhz - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Blue: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

CPU is
CPU - Intel Core i5 4440 Quad Core CPU Retail (Socket 1150, 3.10GHz, 6MB, 84W, Extended Memory 64 Technology

Power is Crosshair 750w

The newley installed RAM is running at 1333MHz which might be the reason for the freezes. I took a look in the bois with the help of the manual but I couldent figure out what to set or change .

My questions are ......
1) What is XMP profile 1 and should I set up XMP - and if so will it help. I think the bois is using the JEDEC timings? I got the following from CPUz

JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-22 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-26 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 9.0-9-9-25-33 @ 685 MHz


And aslo this information ? Im clueless as to what it means or how it should be set?
Chipset
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Northbridge Intel Haswell rev. 06
Southbridge Intel ID8C50 rev. 04
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 8 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 665.1 MHz (1:5)
CAS# latency (CL) 9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 9
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 174
Command Rate (CR) 1T
Uncore Frequency 1396.7 MHz
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FED10000
MCHBAR I/O Size 19456
MCHBAR registers

Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 4096 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Manufacturing date Week 22/Year 12
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.3
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-22 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-26 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 9.0-9-9-25-33 @ 685 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.500 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Max CL 9.0
Min tRP 11.25 ns
Min tRCD 11.25 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 41.25 ns
Min tRFC 260.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 6.25 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-16-22-2T @ 533 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #2 9.0-9-9-24-33-2T @ 800 MHz (1.500 Volts)

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 4096 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Manufacturing date Week 22/Year 12
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.3
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-22 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-26 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 9.0-9-9-25-33 @ 685 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.500 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Max CL 9.0
Min tRP 11.25 ns
Min tRCD 11.25 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 41.25 ns
Min tRFC 260.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 6.25 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-16-22-2T @ 533 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #2 9.0-9-9-24-33-2T @ 800 MHz (1.500 Volts)


2)Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to set this RAM to make my system stable.

Thank you I would be very graftful for any feedback

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21 Jan 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

I would suggest running MemTest86+ for a minimum of 8 passes.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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21 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

while this wont be the cause for the BSOD but an answer to why the DIMMS are running slower is because corsair ram need to run at 1.5v to achieve its 1600mhz speed. the standard voltage of 1.2-1.3v mobo kick out will cause it to run a 1333mhz.

If you have the option on your mobo to set the default speed of the DIMMs it will cause posting errors without stepping up the voltage. Ive had this issue in my gaming rig, which would cause the mobo to restart the computer and run the secondary bios after every first attempt at booting of the day.
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21 Jan 2014   #4

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
while this wont be the cause for the BSOD but an answer to why the DIMMS are running slower is because corsair ram need to run at 1.5v to achieve its 1600mhz speed. the standard voltage of 1.2-1.3v mobo kick out will cause it to run a 1333mhz.

Thank you badger but im not clear what DIMMS are? or even how to change them. I can see that the RAM is running at 1333Mhz and using 1.5V by the CPUz report. What I need to know in step by step intructions is how to fix this?

If you have the option on your mobo to set the default speed of the DIMMs it will cause posting errors without stepping up the voltage. Ive had this issue in my gaming rig, which would cause the mobo to restart the computer and run the secondary bios after every first attempt at booting of the day.
Not sure what you mean by running the secondary Bios? How do I fix the issue ?
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21 Jan 2014   #5

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

@ Golden
I have run Mem test I get no issues which I expected as the Ram and otyher componants are very new.

The odd thing is ....the machine seems to run fine one minute and the next I cant do anything due system freezes or the BSOD. For example last night I get BSOD one after another and the machine was unusable. Then this morning it was running fine. I left the machine running and went to work but I get home from work I get a crash again. Its running now while I type this BTW.

Im too scared to try running a game
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21 Jan 2014   #6

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

What I really need is step by step instuction on how to set the voltage and RAM to run at 1600Mgz. I read somewhere that Crosshair Vengance needs to be adjusted in the bois but I dont know how?

I also read that this RAM work great with XMP? whatever that means
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2014   #7

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

What is your RAM voltage right now? It will be listed in the BIOS.
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22 Jan 2014   #8

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

@Melon, the Ram is set at 1.5 v
PS. I cant get the machine to stay on at all this morning ........windows loads to the password screen but when i enter the password it freezes
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22 Jan 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Have you had a good look around in the Bios yet?

Looking at the manual for your motherboard you need to go to the MIT Tab--Advanced Frequency Settings--Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). You should have 3 options in XMP which are Disabled/Profile1/Profile2.
Profile1 should give you the correct settings for your ram which obviously should be 1600MHz/9-9-9-24 @1.5V

If that is no good then we will need to help you set everything manually.
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22 Jan 2014   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

If you upload the BSOD, I'll see if anything else might be causing the issue.

1. Download this .BAT file to your desktop
2. Right-click the .BAT file and 'Run as Administrator'
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

download
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