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G.Skill failing Memtest at rated clocks.

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Hello -

I'd post this on the official G.Skill support forums but I'm waiting for mod authorization to do so.

I just recorded a video of the Memtest errors I'm getting when trying to set my G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL7D-8GBSR using a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 motherboard at its rated speeds, but I get errors every time I do. I use 7-8-7-24 at 1.6v and it fails. I explain more in the video and show what happens.

I'll try anything if I don't have to RMA these back to Newegg, because I think they're out of stock on these anyway.

Video:

post #2 of 5
if they fail at stock clocks and voltage there is a good chance they are defective.
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Had this same issue with my G.Skill RAM a few months ago when I bought a new set. Ended up doing an RMA through G.Skill and got a brand new set that worked perfectly. Their support seemed great to me as the turn around time was about 10 days from the time I mailed the defective RAM back, to the time I got the new set. Pretty damn good if you ask me. I'd just fill out the RMA form from the G.Skill website, wait for a confirmation email with further instructions and go from there. Just make sure you have some spare RAM if you plan on using your PC while waiting for the new set. This is just my experience and opinion though. smile.gif
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Even a single error after a hundred passes means the ram is defective. RMA, Point blank, you should be able to run memtest for the life of the machine with no errors.
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Thanks for the replies. I've only just built this machine with a DDR3 motherboard, so my old DDR2 sticks aren't going to cut it.

I trust by your responses that it's the RAM and not me doing something wrong, so I'll have to RMA it and just wait. Thanks for the quick responses.
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