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You should try running the games directly off the HDD/SSD. Run the HDD cache on the HDDs, not the RAM. If you have a RAMdisk setup, scrap it completely, and re-install after all 4 sticks are in.
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Thanks. So I did try running with a physical cache with 2 and 4 sticks (in various configurations) - no luck. I'm only running the SSD cache in the RAM normally -- not the HDD. I don't use RAM disk.

The only way I could get the system to work completely fine is with the original 2 sticks that I started with on this computer and only in certain slots (1 and 2). If I try another combination of sticks or move them to different slots, things go south. Again, frustratingly enough, all 4 sticks are good, extensively tested many times, overclocked, used on 2 different computers. Between all these changes, I have to take out the CMOS battery for the computer to even boot successfully, otherwise it gets stuck in boot-loop. Even when unplugging the PSU cord in between.
   
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Thanks. So I did try running with a physical cache with 2 and 4 sticks (in various configurations) - no luck. I'm only running the SSD cache in the RAM normally -- not the HDD. I don't use RAM disk.
The only way I could get the system to work completely fine is with the original 2 sticks that I started with on this computer and only in certain slots (1 and 2). If I try another combination of sticks or move them to different slots, things go south. Again, frustratingly enough, all 4 sticks are good, extensively tested many times, overclocked, used on 2 different computers. Between all these changes, I have to take out the CMOS battery for the computer to even boot successfully, otherwise it gets stuck in boot-loop. Even when unplugging the PSU cord in between.

If it only works in slots 1&2, it sounds like slots 3&4 are broken ...
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