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BSOD and system unstable when running dual channel memory ???

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Hey im getting some hassle of my ram every time i use both modules i get BSOD or while im installing some software i get some random error's

I have tried both modules on there own for long periods of time and there fine . its just when i run theme both

My mobo will take up to 8gb and has only 2 dime's

The ram i have is peil hardcore gaming ram 1333mhz DDR3 and is is a dual channel kit

i have reseated the ram many different times so it couldn't be that

Im i going wrung somewhere ?

many thanks

EDIT:

I have not updated my bios but i will have a look to see if there's answer version now
Edited by Brummy182 - 12/20/11 at 5:54am
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post #2 of 6
Morning mate,

Could you possibly link the memory you actually baught so we can check the voltage and timings etc.

Looking at the "Supported" list geil isn't on there. But it could be to do with the voltage that you're using or something.

Have you updated your system BIOS as well to try to get better support for DDR3 dual channel?

Comps

EDIT - Opened up the wrong Supported list, there are some geil on there but if you could link your memory so we can verify biggrin.gif

Comps
post #3 of 6
If all your timings and voltages are correct, I'm almost 100 percent certain that you have a defective stick of RAM, especially if the problem can be isolated when you're occupying both banks. You can test with memtest86; however, I've had faulty ram pass 24 hours of blend test using only a single stick and not come out with errors. That's just a heads up. That being said, the faulty RAM I had also gave me errors whenever I would try to install something. The install files would get botched, and it would sometimes let me get past the installation if I kept mashing retry. The program in the end would come out all messed up as a result though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post

If all your timings and voltages are correct, I'm almost 100 percent certain that you have a defective stick of RAM, especially if the problem can be isolated when you're occupying both banks. You can test with memtest86; however, I've had faulty ram pass 24 hours of blend test using only a single stick and not come out with errors. That's just a heads up. That being said, the faulty RAM I had also gave me errors whenever I would try to install something. The install files would get botched, and it would sometimes let me get past the installation if I kept mashing retry. The program in the end would come out all messed up as a result though.

It's unlikely to be an issue with a single stick since each stick works on it's own.
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Hey guys hers the link to my ram http://www.geil.com.tw/products/show/id/310

Ive ran prime95 on blend for about 8 hours and had no error's

an jivenjune yeh thats exactly the problem and a few random BSODs

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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

It's unlikely to be an issue with a single stick since each stick works on it's own.

Untrue.

I've had RAM only replicate the problems I described--which the OP is also describing--when I added additional sticks, though each stick by itself functioned fine. Since I was unable to determine which stick of RAM was faulty even after testing each individual stick on memtest86 for 24 hours, I was forced to RMA the entire set. My new set of RAM solved all issues which the OP is describing, and he even seems to confirm the installation errors that I had also been receiving too.

I also wouldn't use Prime95 to test memory as it probably won't be able to determine whether the memory is faulty or not.

Edit: Yeah, I'd also receive random BSODs even when everything was a stock settings with bad RAM.
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