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Problems with DDR3-1600 RAM with i5 3570K

post #1 of 5
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Hello.

I recently purchased an ASUS P8Z77-V LE, i5-3570K and 16GB of Patroit G2 series RAM. The RAM port number is PGD38G1600ELK, and I have 4x4GB of it installed on the motherboard. I'm planning to use this system as my "reliable system" so I didn't go to crazy with my motherboard selection. I'm planning to purchase an i7 with a higher end motherboard later this month for my crazier work.

I was under the impression that the RAM support DDR3-1600Mhz speeds, however whenever I try to run the RAM at that speed my system crashes while Windows 7 is loading. Everything is stable at DDR3-1333. I've tried running with only 8GB of RAM (one 4GB stick installed in each blue RAM slot).

Here are some of the settings of I've tried.

I used the load optimized defaults feature of the BIOS and then went into AI-Tweaker II screen and set the "Ai Overclock Tuner" to X.M.P mode. This sets the "Memory Frequency" to DDR3-1600Mhz automatically. That causes Windows 7 to crash while booting.

I've also used the above settings and manually set the DRAM voltage to 1.65V. That made no difference, my system still crashed while booting.

Does anybody have any thoughts on why I'm experiencing these issues?

I'm pretty new to overclocking so I would appreciate any help, and also pointers to any good guides.

lowteq
post #2 of 5
Manually set the timing to 9-9-9-24 (Those are the stock timings according to patriot) Make sure that the voltage is still at 1.65 and set everything else you might have changed in the bios back to default. Then see if it works.
Edited by skullking17 - 5/30/12 at 10:25pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8350 Gigabyte 970A-UD3 Sapphire 7950  8GB Kingston HyperX Blu  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD  XSPC Raystorm 240 Windows 7 Home Premium  21.5" Acer E211H 
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Razer Black Widow Ultimate  Antec 620W  NZXT Phantom 410 Razer Naga  
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A10-4600m 7730m 6GB 1600MHz  Samsung 830 128GB 
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post #3 of 5
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Hello.

I just tried your suggestion. I manually set the timings as you suggested and made sure the DRAM voltage was 1.65V. It didn't work. The system doesn't even POST now.

I wonder if the RAM may be bad?
post #4 of 5
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I forgot to mention in my original post that I don't currently have a video card installed, I'm using on board for now. I will add one after I have the basic components stable.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hello.

I did some more work on this problem and found that my RAM was defective. The RAM has been replaced with some Kingston stuff and the system is working perfectly at DDR3-1600.
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