Solved 2 sticks of 8GB not working properly together.

October 19, 2012 at 09:59:35
Specs: Windows 7
Hey,

I have 2 sticks of 8 GB Crosshair vengeance DDR 3 RAM 1600mhz they both work fine individually but when put in together I always get browsers crashes, game crashes or BSOD "could not read memory" or "bad memory management"

Whenever I add or remove a stick of RAM and boot my pc I get the message " your previous overclock failed, settings restored to default"

My system:

Cooler Master CM 690 II,
700 watt Cooler Master voeding,
Intel Core i7-3820 3.60 GHz,
CoolerMaster Gemin II SF524,
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D),
7.1 Geluidskaart,
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3-1600 Quad-Kit,
1000 GB SataIII Hardeschijf,
Corsair Force 3 SSD Hardeschijf 120GB,
Blu-Ray Speler: LiteOn SATA,
nVidia GTX680 2GB
51-in-1 Cardreader,
TP-Link 450Mbps Wifi kaart,
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit + Gratis Windows 8 Pro,

So what's the problem here?


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October 20, 2012 at 05:54:54
Prepare a bootable CD with Memtest86 on it and boot to that (burn ISO image to CD). Use Memtest to test both sticks of memory separately and together to see if there is any problems with the memory itself. If there are any errors on either stick, contact Corsair to RMA the pair for warranty replacement. (Telling them that Memtest detected errors should be enough for them to replace it.)
If you want to experiment, you can try 1.6V or 1.7V instead of 1.5V and you can also try to manually set the timings 'looser' (10 instead of 9 for instance), but it should run at the XMP settings so I would send it back for replacement.

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#1
October 19, 2012 at 10:41:37
I believe it must be fixable through the BIOS.

I put in 1 stick and set frequency to 1600mhz instead of the default AUTO 1333mhz.

I turned my pc off and added the other RAM stick in it. This time I received another message: "WARNING psu or RAM changed!!!" instead of the normally " your previous overclock failed, settings restored to default"
I again set the frequency to 1600mhz on both.
The voltage is 1.51v btw

Lets see what will happen now.

Edit: I would also like to mention one odd thing.
WHen I put a single stick of 8gb RAM in my pc it's reading 12GB ram in bios and Cpu-z...is that a bug?

edit 2
So far my issues seem to be resolved. All I did was setting the DRAM frequency to 1600mhz. it was labeled 1600mhz on the stick.


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#2
October 19, 2012 at 13:02:19
No nvm, the problem did not resolve , the problems started again.

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#3
October 19, 2012 at 18:14:58
You may need to enable your advance memory profile (XMP) in your BIOS or set up the memory manually in your BIOS for Speed, Voltage, Latency, and Timings as per the memory manufacturer's listed settings.

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#4
October 20, 2012 at 04:23:14
Ok I enabled XMP in BIOS... lets see if this changes anything.

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#5
October 20, 2012 at 04:28:44
Didn't work...

I was just browsing and I suddenly got a BSOD

Gebeurtenisnaam van probleem: BlueScreen
Versie van besturingssysteem: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Landinstelling-id: 1043

BAD MEMORY MANAGEMENT

Aanvullende informatie over dit probleem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041284
BCP2: 00000000152CF001
BCP3: 0000000000008D6F
BCP4: FFFFF70001080000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Bestanden die helpen bij het beschrijven van het probleem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\102012-11949-01.dmp
C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-15210-0.sysdata.xml


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#6
October 20, 2012 at 05:54:54
✔ Best Answer
Prepare a bootable CD with Memtest86 on it and boot to that (burn ISO image to CD). Use Memtest to test both sticks of memory separately and together to see if there is any problems with the memory itself. If there are any errors on either stick, contact Corsair to RMA the pair for warranty replacement. (Telling them that Memtest detected errors should be enough for them to replace it.)
If you want to experiment, you can try 1.6V or 1.7V instead of 1.5V and you can also try to manually set the timings 'looser' (10 instead of 9 for instance), but it should run at the XMP settings so I would send it back for replacement.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
---- Save Big Bird -----


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#7
October 20, 2012 at 09:25:10
Ty for the answer.


Solved:

Replaced both sticks with 2 new ones from the same brand working perfectly.


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#8
October 20, 2012 at 12:39:48
Would like to add that the motherboard light was blinking all the time which indicated bad RAM in this case.
Everything is stable now and no blinking lights anymore.

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#9
October 20, 2012 at 16:19:39
That is about what I expected but I prefer to confirm that the memory is bad before sending you out to get another set.
Your memory is lifetime warranty so even if you purchased another set, send that set back to get a good spare set.
Glad you got it solved, please mark it solved and if any answer helped you to solve it, select that too.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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