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Okay, so for the past 6 months or so I've been running my sig rig with only one 4gb kit, Corsair CMX4GX3M2A2000C9, and I've been running it at 2000MHz (and my CPU at 3.6GHz) no problem. I recently bought a CMX4GX3M2B2000C9 kit for a total of 8GB. After putting in the new ram I kept the same settings as before, 3.6GHz overclock with the 8GB of ram running at 2000MHz. It was fine for a few hours, but then I began getting BSODs and freezing. The first thing I did was burn a memtest86 CD and run it. It went through around an hour of it, no errors. I booted up the computer again, ran IBT and found that my overclock was unstable. I set my CPU back to stock settings, but with the ram still running 2000MHz. It passed IBT successfully, however Starcraft 2 still crashes, and my system completely froze once.

I am now back at completely stock settings, CPU running stock and my 2000MHz ram running at 1333MHz.

Could the two kits be different enough that they don't like each other, despite both being Corsair XMS3? Is it possible to RMA the ram even though it passed memtest86 without any errors? I'm not sure if this ram is bad, or if my settings were not perfect to begin with and adding the extra ram just made that more apparent. What do you guys think?
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I'd bump up the voltage a notch first (0.1v). If that doesn't help, then send it back.
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Yeah, I did try running it at 1.660, it says 1.65 on the box, should I go higher?
Edited by Redmist - 6/14/11 at 7:51pm
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Yeah, I did try running it at 1.660, it says 1.65 on the box, should I go higher?
I would. 1.75.
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I would. 1.75.
No way. Not on Intel.
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