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Windows 7: Memory is bad...

26 Nov 2009   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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You are fortunate that your memory problem can be fixed with a stick of ram...mine would take brain surgery, and that wouldn't guarantee a solution.
yea but im not 100% its the ram, im running the hell out of prime 95 trying o get my system to crash but damn it, it wont crash!!!!!!!!!!!!


and why is yours so bad???
Age, stroke...health.

Even if they are in the right slots, try reseating them, swapping positions, and with only one stick to test. I had a problem with one of my rigs running 3 sticks, even though it was supposed to be okay.


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26 Nov 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Oh yeah I see what you mean. It looks like some kind of metal. If so, that's no good.

See if the manual says that could run that in another slot maybe. Find out acceptable configurations.
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26 Nov 2009   #13
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
You are fortunate that your memory problem can be fixed with a stick of ram...mine would take brain surgery, and that wouldn't guarantee a solution.
yea but im not 100% its the ram, im running the hell out of prime 95 trying o get my system to crash but damn it, it wont crash!!!!!!!!!!!!


and why is yours so bad???
Age, stroke...health.

Even if they are in the right slots, try reseating them, swapping positions, and with only one stick to test. I had a problem with one of my rigs running 3 sticks, even though it was supposed to be okay.


yea im thinking about getting a whole new 3 pack and rmaing this 1 back.
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26 Nov 2009   #14
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

RMA it if you can. I had two sets of Corsair go bad. lol
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26 Nov 2009   #15
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

well here is a minor update i put everything back to stock everything and after 8 hours of running only 1 msg came up.


and im guessing windows 7 mem test isnt that thorough.


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26 Nov 2009   #16
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

minor but depressing update. Well i took out the 3rd stick and ran memtest with only 2 sticks in for about 5 hours or so, then i took the other 2 ram sticks out and put the bad ram in the middle slot so far it has been running for 2 hours and 20 mins. Usually around this time it would have came up with an error....


now i have one more test to try taking one of the "good sticks" and putting it in the last slot to see if its a motherboard problem and say it comes up with bad info i guess its the mobo... now on the other hand. If it doesnt come up bad maybe this mobo has a hard time running the ram in tri???? right now im slumped and a little pissed cause i thought i was for sure it was one of the rams, and this is what i was scared of when i went to put this stick only to test it wouldnt come up with any issues....
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27 Nov 2009   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
minor but depressing update. Well i took out the 3rd stick and ran memtest with only 2 sticks in for about 5 hours or so, then i took the other 2 ram sticks out and put the bad ram in the middle slot so far it has been running for 2 hours and 20 mins. Usually around this time it would have came up with an error....


now i have one more test to try taking one of the "good sticks" and putting it in the last slot to see if its a motherboard problem and say it comes up with bad info i guess its the mobo... now on the other hand. If it doesnt come up bad maybe this mobo has a hard time running the ram in tri???? right now im slumped and a little pissed cause i thought i was for sure it was one of the rams, and this is what i was scared of when i went to put this stick only to test it wouldnt come up with any issues....
I'm not sure if you have checked this or not but according to the OCZ forum you need the command rate to 2t the trc to 45 and the trfc to 90 with the voltage manually set to 1.65v for your particular memory to run stable. The QPI voltage also needs to be within .5 of the dimm voltage.

As for running Prime 95 without errors, are you running the Blend test for that?
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27 Nov 2009   #18
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
minor but depressing update. Well i took out the 3rd stick and ran memtest with only 2 sticks in for about 5 hours or so, then i took the other 2 ram sticks out and put the bad ram in the middle slot so far it has been running for 2 hours and 20 mins. Usually around this time it would have came up with an error....


now i have one more test to try taking one of the "good sticks" and putting it in the last slot to see if its a motherboard problem and say it comes up with bad info i guess its the mobo... now on the other hand. If it doesnt come up bad maybe this mobo has a hard time running the ram in tri???? right now im slumped and a little pissed cause i thought i was for sure it was one of the rams, and this is what i was scared of when i went to put this stick only to test it wouldnt come up with any issues....
I'm not sure if you have checked this or not but according to the OCZ forum you need the command rate to 2t the trc to 45 and the trfc to 90 with the voltage manually set to 1.65v for your particular memory to run stable. The QPI voltage also needs to be within .5 of the dimm voltage.

As for running Prime 95 without errors, are you running the Blend test for that?

well even if i left it at stock speeds, you dont think it would run stable???? what i did now was switch the ram around in there slots putting the 3rd to 1st and ran memtest again

im almost starting to think its the mother board... if i still have to run it a certin way ill try it like that but at stock everything it doesnt seem like i should get any issues, i guess i should start with replacing the ram first??


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27 Nov 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

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i guess i should start with replacing the ram first??
Many times it's been said. Yes. RMA
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27 Nov 2009   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Even at stock speeds you will need to make those adjustments. The OCZ can be a bit tricky to set up and usually requires the voltage to run at 1.64 to get the full rated speed from them. The other adjustments are particular to OCZ memory and will usually be required before they run stable. I'd exchange the memory first but I would try those settings I posted before I went that route.

2t command rate! the trc to 45 and the trfc to 90 with the voltage manually set to 1.65v timings set to spec, and don't forget about the QPI voltage which may need a bump. 1.15 -1.25
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