Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: RAM problem...

23 Aug 2011   #1
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM problem...


Today I got in the post my 8 gig G.Skill DDR3 1333Mhz dual channel kit from Newegg, and I was really really stoked about having 8 gigs of RAM with a 7 CAS latency and all, but when I popped that kit in my madreboard and tried to boot into Windows, it epically failed.

So here's what I all did:
-checked in BIOS to see if the RAM's recognized, it is
-changed the RAM voltage to 1.5, no go
-changed the timings, no go
-changed the frequencies, no go again
-did a combo of the three, no go
-booted into Safe Mode, that worked and Windows is seeing 8 gigs installed
-haven't done a memtest yet but I will
-took a stick out and booted into Windows and it worked but the timings are at 9 even though I changed it to 7

I'm thinking it's not a RAM problem but more a BIOS being outdated it seems. I binged around a bit and found a support thread with pretty much the same issue and symptoms and a BIOS update helped, but I don't want to risk killing my motherboard unless I know for sure it will help. So does anyone have suggestions?

Also, I think CPU-Z is off a bit because it detected my northbridge chip as being an AMD 780G when it's a 760G. I don't know...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Here are some setting to try. I assume no responsibility if something fries.

You may not have these same settings....
CPU NB Freq X11 2200Mhz
CPU Freq 200
MemClk, Manual X8
System Volt control-Manual
DRAM Volts 1.6V
NB Volt control 1.40V
CPU NB VID Ctrl +.01V
DRAM, Manual
tRFC 0,1,2,3 - 160ns
Anything under those, on Auto
Timings, 7-8-7-32T
This may under clock your CPU from what you have now but may let the RAM work. G.Skill will help if you email them with your specs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Check the BIOS update to see if it's been upgraded for differnt Ram speeds/manufacturer first.

Update by the old method of downloading,installing on usb stick and flash from there...updating thru windows is inherently risky.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 RAM problem...

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit Gateway Laptop NV55C (I would upgrade ut currently not working so a major hardware upgrade is gonna have to wait :( I've got the latest SATA AHCI Driver for my system according to Gateway. As for the latest Intel RST software/drivers, I have version on...
Hardware & Devices
Blurry Text problem, EDID and registry editing problem on an AMD card.
EDIT:I have found a solution, using a DVI to HDMI cable on an amd card will fix this problem, this thread can now die, hopefully someone else will find it if they have this problem. Basically, i know what the problem is, but not how to rectify it. My tv (Sceptre X235BV-FHD, a rebranded sony...
Graphic Cards
Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem
Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after...
Hardware & Devices
Moving windows/icons down problem!! Move right/left/up - no problem
New system i7 3930K CPU Sabertooth X79 Mortherboard GeForce GTX690 GPU Intel 520 series SSD 32GB RAM Dell U2711 27" Monitor Win 7 Pro
General Discussion
Cute Html problem and Video full screen problem
Hi I recently made a mistake and I did a full HP system restore and lost alot of my programs and have had to reinstall them. Some programs are there still but just seem messed up somewhat, like my Cute Html editor program. Suddenly, where there used to be the tabs you clicked on that would...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App