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I just bought a new kit and I'm having issues. Blue screens all over the place, every time the stop code is different. And occasionally the PC won't boot, mobo debug code says memory initialization failed. I have 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-527&Tpk=N82E16820231527&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=2g4isqswvjcg

I removed one and tested and found it to be better, but I still crash occasionally. The thing is the one stick was stable for 6 passes (about 8 hours) in memtest86+, I thought that was enough so I stopped. Most recently I got a 0x19 stop code, which I read can be fixed by adjusting voltage. So far I've been using the XMP profiles, there are 2 but they look the same to me. I don't know what the difference is.

How can I determine if the sticks are really bad or just need some BIOS tuning? And can I test if the sticks are ok, since 8 hours in memtest was fine but I still crashed?
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I believe you should not need to adjust voltages or anything else when installing a new stick of RAM at stock clocks. Most of the time people want to go dual channel and get 2 4GB sticks than one 8GB stick but you shouldn't feel any downside unless you are doing some real intensive stuff.
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Yeah, I had 2x8 for 16 GB and I'm trying to test them 1 by one.

And that's what I think too, but if it only needs .05 V extra or something it isn't worth RMAing. I just know nothing about memory overclocking/testing honestly, it seems different from CPU to me. When I tried to adjust my other kit, extra voltage seemed to do absolutely nothing.
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post #4 of 6
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I may in fact just be retarded tongue.gif

I realized I had manually set DRAM voltage to 1.35 V for my samsung RAM. I assumed XMP would adjust voltage as well. I just set voltage back to auto, and CPUZ is showing 1.5 V. So I'm going to do some testing, hopefully that was the issue.

Can anyone confirm whether XMP will set a voltage, and if setting voltage to manual overrides that?

Bad news is windows is acting funny...all the crashes may have caused some real problems. I may need to reformat anyway.
Edited by MME1122 - 7/16/13 at 8:22am
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post #5 of 6
XMP can set RAM voltage, but manual settings will override.

XMP can also set Vvcio aka QPI/Vtt, but on gigabyte boards it is ignored even with manual voltage set to auto.
post #6 of 6
I think you purchased that for the promo.
There are better memory's, with lower cas like this one, on dual channel
Just reset your mobo, and leave DRAM voltage in auto, and yes the XMP will set the voltage.
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