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post #21 of 32
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The thing is the company got loads of stuff to do so it will probably take them over a week maybe even over 2 weeks to repair, and I work from this computer with 3D scales and what not. I sold my old computer of course so I really only wanna leave the computer on repair as last resort, still its quite annoying with BSOD when i'm working, yesterday I forgot to save and application and lost almost 1 hour of work. mad.gif
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bowab View Post

Well the company I bought the computer from ( in sweden) Is a very well known and organized company that should have known that the ram should be placed at 1 and 2 but they placed them in 2 and 4. Is it possible they just made a misstake? I am a little scared of opening my computer and doing stuff since it was very expensive and I had to save money for a long time. Actually I believe my ram is DDR3-1600 but it is auto set to 1333 and on my specification paper it says "MEMORY: 2X8192 MB DDR3-1866 CORSAIR VENGEANCE LOW PROFILE CL10 (PC-3-15000) 10-11-10-30 Hammog does that tell you anything? Should I ignore that the company put my RAM in 2 and 4 and open my computer and change it to 1 and 2. In the manual it says

For optimum performance, when installing one memory module, we recommend that you install it in the DDR3_1 socket. When installing two memory modules, we recommend that you install them in the DDR3_1 and DDR3_2 sockets.


I'm looking at your motherboard manual right now, and it just hit me that you're using an X79 platform. In order to do dual channel, you MUST have the memory in DDR3_1 and DDR3_2. That would be one DIMM on the left side of the CPU and one DIMM on the right side of the CPU, in the two DIMM slots that are closest to the CPU socket. The company that built your PC must not have been familiar with that particular board.

I am surprised they didn't sell you 4x4GB modules and run that board in Quad Channel mode instead of 2x8GB modules and run in Dual Channel. X79 has capability of 4 memory channels, but only if you use 4 DIMMS!

Those Corsair Vengeance CL10 modules should be running at 1.50 volts in the BIOS. Make sure they didn't accidentally set them for 1.35V. They might have thought the "LP" stood for Low Power, when in fact the LP really means "Low Profile". I've seen some ill-instructed builders set LP modules to 1.35V and have the same problem you describe. Also, those CL10 modules are the "slower" version of the Corsair 1866 line. When price comparing, take note there's also a 9-10-9-9-27 version as well that's a little more expensive. I don't care for Corsair Vengeance with regard to how many different models of RAM they have under that brand, with wildly varying specifications and appearances but very similar naming conventions.

Greg
post #23 of 32
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Very nice off you that you took the time and check, the manual talks about different channels for the ram
DDR3_1 = C
DDR3_2 = B
So maybe I should open the computer and take a look at it, see if they really are at the right places, one on each side of the CPU as you said.
You tell me volts should be at 1.50 in the bios. I will check this, what should I look for? There is PLL, VTT, VCC, and VCCSA and all kinds of stuff there. Also they are set to TURBO on default, there is also a extreem and a standard/normal value, maybe test the normal one?

Thanks

(Btw why they sold me 2x8 is because this makes it possible to upgrade it to a total of 32GB since im on 16 now and I like overkill speccs on my computer, I requested the possibility for 32 upgrade in the future.)
post #24 of 32
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I just peeked in my computer without opening it or shutting it off, i used my phone flashlight. the ram is installed on the closest DDR socket to the cpu on both sides

| | CPU | |
1.^ 2.^ 3.^ 4.^

1.Empty
2. RAM in this
3. RAM in this
4. Empty

Is this right?
post #25 of 32
From what I read, you can put it in any slots to run dual channel
screen shot of manual...

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post #26 of 32
So basically its installed right. since it could be in any slot.
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post #27 of 32
That manual was written in Chinese and translated to English. LOL. It says for dual channel to stick the memory in any two slots, but the last sentence on that very same page says for optimal performance to install in DDR3_1 and DDR3_2. It looks like the shop put the memory in the proper slots, at least that much is figured out. =)

The BIOS has a lot of different voltage settings in it. The DRAM voltage should be labeled as such. It should either be set to AUTO (which reads the JEDEC SPD settings from the DIMMS) or 1.50V which would be a manual setting. The PLL, VTT, VCCSA, and VCC are all CPU core and bus voltage settings. The DRAM settings are probably "close" but in a different spot. I am most familiar with ASUS BIOS settings, not so much Gigabyte.

Greg
post #28 of 32
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The DRAM is set correctly 1.50
post #29 of 32
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I ran memtest86 with first 1 ram and then the other. Both failed before 50 % what does this mean?
post #30 of 32
Bad memory like I stated before.
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM  Kingston HyperX 120G SSD  CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Crossfire 2560x1440 27" SteelSeries Apex [RAW]  CORSAIR HX Series HX850 
Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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