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post #11 of 17
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STILL WON'T WORK,

When i have all 4 1gb sticks in it seems to not want to work. I ran Memtest and it worked 100% with 2.0v and when i booted into windows i bsod in under 20 minutes. After which it started Beeping and wouldn't restart. I loaded stock settings and still did it.

I currently have 3 sticks in and it hasn't crashed yet *knock on wood* Not sure what to do at this point =(

Could my motherboard just not like all 4 Dimm slots full?
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post #12 of 17
persoanlly i think the main issue is the fact that the rated voltage dont match. when mixing ram it is advised that you get kits that have matching voltage ratings other wise it is a real PITA to get them stable as you are finding out.
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post #13 of 17
Again, gradually increase the voltage in the tiniest increments your motherboard allows up from 2.0V. So if that means 0.05V increments, then try 2.05V. If that doesn't work, then try 2.1V. However, now we're taking that 1.9V memory and powering it 2.05V and 2.1V which seems a bit high to me.

If it were me, then I would take back the newer memory if possible and replace the older memory with a 2 x 4 GB kit.
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post #14 of 17
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I had these running for over two weeks without issue. I turned the system off yesterday to start running into all these problems. Trouble booting and the like.
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Maybe sometimes that's what will reveal the problem, I don't know. All I know is I remember that stubass is right: it's always recommended to avoid mixing memory that has two different voltage requirements because it can be next to impossible to get the system to be stable.
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post #16 of 17
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I was unaware of them having such different voltages. I just assumed DDR2 1066 could just underclock to 800 and not have a problem. Even with 3 sticks in windows totally seizes up and i can't move mouse, num lock, or restart. I have to hard power down to fix the issue.

Right now i have 1 stick in to just test it for a little bit. I have to remove the heatsink to get that stick out so i haven't done that yet but it passes memtest without fail.
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post #17 of 17
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I'm using OCCT to test in windows if my current set up will crash or not. I don't get any error values in memtest. One time i get 1 single error but i figured that wasn't that important.

EDIT: ran it for an hour and nothing happened. I hope this works for now. I have 2 2.0 sticks with just 1 of the 1.9 sticks @ 2.0 and it seems to haven't crashed yet. With both sticks of 1.9 in at any voltage ends with a BSOD or total lock up at some point in windows, sooner or later frown.gif(
Edited by BigpoppaFrary - 6/15/13 at 11:55pm
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