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I booted into the BIOS and couldn't figure out how to change the settings. I then guessed you have to change the DRAM timing mode to both and was greeted with way too many settings for me to understand. Which ones should I change to get the 9-9-9-24-2T?





Ediit - I finally figured out the settings (Google works wonders biggrin.gif - I have it set to both as from what I got from this thread was DCT 0 was one color of DIMM's and DCT 1 was the other so go both and change them to identical setttings) but tRAS will only do auto which picks a rate of 29 to bring my current settings in CPU-z to 9-9-9-29-41 2T. Is it okay at 29 (BIOS auto setting), or should I bump all of the others back at auto? Running memtest now on the current 9-9-9-29 settings. I plan to do 2-3 passes and then run Prime95 in blend for as many hours as I can fit in today. I may try memtest overnight tonight as well if everything looks good.

Edit 2 - Just got off the phone with MSI (motherboard manufacturer) and they couldn't figure out why it would only do auto but said that in terms of stability 29 would be just fine. I also checked with them to ensure I set my DRM timing setting right (both) and they confirmed that is what I want in my configuration. Memtest is halfway done with its second pass with no errors.

Edit - 3 Passed memtest86 after 5.25 passes and 10 hours. I think that should mean its pretty darn stable. I am now running Prim95 in blend mode for the next few hours to continue to test before I go to bed and I will shut it off tonight. I think it deserves a break smile.gif. Hopefully my stuck on "Windows Loading" problem was solved with the new RAM... The power supply fixed it for a couple of days before it happened again but I am hopeful this was it...


Looking good,congrats. thumb.gif
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Looking good,congrats. thumb.gif

It hung on me and then refused to get past the Windows Loading screen. I tried a system restore from startup repair which, when it rebooted, gave me an IO error after it flash the Loading Windows screen. I disconnected all of the drives other than my OS (SSD) drive and it still gave it to me. I moved the SATA cable for my SSD from 1 to my other open port and it booted fine. I moved it back to the original port and it still booted fine. It seems any change in hardware makes it work for right around 4 days and on the fourth hang and refuse to boot. Any ideas? I am running it on the port that fixed things but I have serious doubts that it is fixed.

Local guy thinks it is the RAM. What do you think?

(Edit) What's funny is that those Windows updates that wouldn't apply have disappeared. There were three Office updates that it reports were installed on 9/11 but I don't know if those were the ones. I have also removed MSE and replaced my motherboard's AMD SATA chipset drivers with the Windows general ACHI drivers. When reading online there were a few people with the similar problems that removing it worked.
Edited by t1stone - 9/15/13 at 5:53pm
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