Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Upgrade with another 2x4GB DDR3 = FAIL
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Upgrade with another 2x4GB DDR3 = FAIL - Page 2

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
I can't even enter BIOS with new RAM.. :/
post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnatan8 View Post

I can't even enter BIOS with new RAM.. :/

 

I don't know if what I'm about to recommend will work, but turn the computer off and remove the new memory. Then, turn the computer on and get into the BIOS. If you can go into the BIOS, then refer to page 22 of your motherboard's manual so that you know where to go to set the timings (it's hard to explain and they don't show screenshots of this area, which I find to be frustrating). What you will do is change the timings to be looser. This means that if your memory's specs say 9-9-9, you should try 10-10-10, or 10-9-9. The first number of the 3 is the most important, but I would just loosen all of them by 1ms, like 9-9-9 to 10-10-10 or even 11-11-11.

 

The name of the timings that you want to change are (or should be similar to):

 

CAS# Latency (CL)

RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)

RAS# Precharge (tRP)

 

You might also see something like "Cycle Time (tRAS)" (or maybe just tRAS). This timing is usually higher. Like, take mine for example: 9-11-9-29. This one may also need to be loosened, but by maybe 2-5ms instead of just 1.

 

After changing these timings, press F10 to safe and exit. As soon as you see the ability to get back in the BIOS, turn the computer off. Don't allow it to boot into Windows because then you'll be stuck waiting for it to start up just so you can shut down. lol :)

 

With the computer off, put the new memory back in, turn the computer on and try to go into the BIOS. If you CAN, then exit out of the BIOS and let Windows start up. We'll see how this goes.

 

 

Edit: I have a question: do you really need 16 GB of memory? I mean, is 8 GB sometimes not enough? Or, could you return this memory and then save up for a good 16 GB kit that is known to be compatible with your motherboard?


Edited by TwoCables - 5/3/15 at 6:22pm
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I forgot to edit this with news. Memory is returned since It was brad new and I got refund then got another one at different place.
Just in case someone experience the same problem.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Upgrade with another 2x4GB DDR3 = FAIL