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post #1 of 6
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i don't know where else i can post this but here it is anyways:


***PLEASE read everything that i say carefully to avoid misunderstandings....thanks

ok so i have an ASUS M4A79T deluxe and i ran 3 sticks of patriot viper ram (3x2GB). this ram is rated at 1600 and 1.65v

i recently added a 4gb stick of Corsair XMS ram to my setup and now i hav 10gb of ram.
this ram is rated at 1333 mhz and 1.5v

i am currently running all 4 sticks at 1333 mhz at 1.5v
the 3 viper sticks can run 1600 at 1.5v fine as well as i tested it



~~~currently i have operating system instabilities such random "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" or "windows desktop manager has stopped working messages"
i also get BSOD's that say i have to check for hard drive space even though i have over 200GB free in my partition

minidump files are here:

http://bit.ly/msRVMi

the BSOD messages i have been getting seem to be different every time

i did in fact run the Prime95 memory test as well as MemTestx86 as well as the Windows Memory test (mcshed.exe or something!?) for hours on end with no problems whatsoever. the windows memory test didn't detect anything.

one more thing is that the nvidia control panel freezes up every time i try to open it so i tried to update that driver with no success of fixing that issue but i dont know if the bsod's are caused by the video drivers.

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since taking out/returning the RAM is not possible i would like a straightforward solution to my problem please.



thanks in advance
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post #2 of 6
Running mixed brands of ran rated for mixed speeds is generally a bad idea. That said

I'd trying running just the corsair stick without the patriot.

Assuming the Patriot ran fine on its own, if the Corsair runs fine without the Patriot, you know its the mix match causing problems...if system instability continues, you could try RMAing the Corsair.
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post #3 of 6
You problem is this.
You will have problems with pairing up a 2gb stick and 4gb stick for dual channel mode.
What are you doing with the rig that you need more than 4gb of ram?
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i run adobe after effects as well as 3DS max with Maya occasionally. while those programs are running i run some other programs too such as Blender, GIMP, Photoshop and maybe a browser with 25+ tabs open. (i know, this is pretty crazy but this is what i do.)

so i started out with 6gb of ram and it was quickly overflowing onto the pagefile and occasionally freeze up my system for about 5 minutes. thats why i needed to add 4gb of ram to my system
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post #5 of 6
I would suggest buying 2 set 2x4gb.
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post #6 of 6
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so since i bought a single 4gb stick i should buy the identical one again to complete the dual channels?
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