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I currently have 2 x 4GB of Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 1600mhz memory. I just fitted a new 3570k and now the system wont POST. I took a memory module out as the DRAM Light was on and now it boots AND IS RUNNING FINE. I put the module back in and it doesnt boot, all i get is a light next to MEM OK button, so im assuming i've managed to break one of my modules. It was probably caused by the H100 pump leaning against it while i fitted the new CPU.

Corsair only seem to sell the CL8 1600mhz in pairs, therefore i need to buy a whole new kit or downclock my working module to work with a new CL9 module.

Should i spend my money on a whole new 8GB kit or just look for a 4GB stick to go with the other one i have? If so, what brand should i go for? another corsair set?

At the moment i cant play any games as windows says its low on memory and quits the game, im guessing because i have no page file on my SSD?
Edited by Darylrese - 7/24/12 at 11:59am
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I would try clearing the CMOS. Then re enable the XMP profile and see what happens, also try different slots etc. If it still doesn't work then look at buying new hardware.
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thanks mate. Tried it in each slot, no POST when its in frown.gif I also cleared the CMOS.
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Very odd, i put it back in and its now working. Yet i tried it about 20 times prior to this and it did not!
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OK so it was working last night but now its crashing in games again. Just ran memtest and im presented with this near the end. Am i able to RMA Corsair memory in the UK? Its about 8 months old i think. mad.gif

EDIT: I ran memtest over night and it passed fine but memory intensive games just lock up frown.gif Going to try different memory this evening to see if that fixes the issue

Edited by Darylrese - 7/26/12 at 3:17am
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