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Can I fix my RAM problem by manually setting voltages/timings?

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I have 6GB of OCZ Gold (OCZ3G2000LV2G) in my Asus P6T.

Sometimes, only 4GB seems to be working. CPU-Z always shows 6GB, but windows sometimes only uses 4 GB and shows 4GB in System Information.

I've been reading these, and here are the two tabs from CPU-Z.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...s-my-x58m.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...-usable-2.html

http://techfiles.de/dmelanchthon/files/memory_hole.pdf

I can't find another one I was reading and didn't bookmark a little while ago, but I thought I remembered reading something about the voltage being minutely unstable sometimes.

I've recently been reading up on overclocking because I would like to put this i7 930 at 4 GHz, and I am wondering if I manually set ?memory voltages and timings? during the oc process or before, if it would fix this problem?

"ive googled this.. and seen people have the problem alot.. the OS is seeing the memory, but not using it o.O regardless of a 64bit OS..

you can try MSconfig, and see if the useable memory in boot options is ticked, and play with that..

i wouldn't mind seeing a real definitive answer to this too"

this was in one of those forum posts, but I don't see a "useable memory" under the boot tab in msconfig.

Thanks for any help in advance!

ps: on page one of
http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...-usable-2.html
returned4good says "If you're running a 64 bit OS, I'd make sure Memory Hole Remapping is enabled in the BIOS."

I cannot find anything in BIOS for my P6T called Memory Hole Remapping.


Edited by nae5 - 10/12/11 at 3:51pm
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maybe 1 stick is faulty as rma rate for ocz is extremely high I had a similar problem with corsair simply it was in the slot properly but was not contacting properly a little wiggle in the slot got it going but would use memtest the bootable to eliminate problem with hardware then narrow it down to software
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http://www.hardware.fr/articles/773-4/memoires.html
sorry coun't find in english but the important rma figures are there
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Ok, so Kingston and Gskill are the way to go if you want to minimize your bad hardware possibilities by at most 2%.

That doesn't seem alot but in the future I'll probably give it heavy weight, since sending hardware back stinks.

However:

I've had this system for about a year, I noticed this problem about 6-8 months ago and have just been living with it. But now I want to fix it if I can.

I just took out the RAM sticks and basically switched the first and third sticks. They have 1,2,3 on them after "SN 013301003001299-" and I had them in a1 b1 c1. I figured it didn't matter so much which order they're in since I read about people doing this all the time.

On first boot, I have 6GB usable RAM.

I have been looking for the voltages these sticks are meant to be used with.

It says on the sticks 1.65V.

CPU-z shows them all at 1.50 V

These are the voltage they were "automatically" (because i never changed them through bios) using.

If I change the voltages to 1.65 will they be recognized as 6gb more often or always?

btw, I don't think OCZ is making RAM sticks anymore, anyone know for sure?
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next boot up back to 4 gb...
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/25...0-only-working

BenOsan1's post in this thread may have done it. After doing this, four boots straight with 6gb useable.
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post #7 of 7
you computer works fine you just need more vtt voltage
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