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Hi OCN community! I hope all is well.

I have a couple questions regarding memory with my motherboard.

RAM....................Brand: G.Skill Size: 2x8GB Part No.: F4-3200C15D-8GTZ
Mobo..................GA-Z170X-GAMING-7


Is it normal for memory to show errors and instability after a hard reboot?
The only real and absolute fix is to reseat the ram (and maybe reset CMOS; i do it anyway).
Every time i reseat my ram i get more stability and no apparent errors in memtest86+

I advise everyone to not buy Gigabyte motherboards, lol. This is just been giving me so much stress and anxiety. This mobo hates modern RAM, and I don't get it. I know I'm derailing here.. but is it possible to RMA this board because of this underlying issue?


Windows corruption at boot? Stuck with boot loop cycle before bios splash screen? Computer freezing very frequently forcing you to hard reboot? My solution was to reseat the RAM. I literally had all those errors I just mentioned and more, all during one stupid mistake i made (that is another story). And reseating my RAM was the last thing I did after I tried everything else, lol.

Btw if anyone has an educated guess as to why reseating my RAM fixes the problems I face with hard reboot, please share your thoughts smile.gif And do you guys experience this problem with other motherboards?
Edited by element72 - 4/16/17 at 5:34pm
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That memory isn't on the official memory support list for this motherboard, so that means there's no real guarantee that it will work. I think you just possibly found out why it's not on the list.

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Most likely the RAM was not sitting snug in the first place and slowly with time got loose. It happens, that is why part of any solution when it comes to video cards or RAM is to reseat them in their slots.
 
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

That memory isn't on the official memory support list for this motherboard, so that means there's no real guarantee that it will work. I think you just possibly found out why it's not on the list.

I was missing a 'D' after 15. Where do you see this? (I know, silly question)
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I was missing a 'D' after 15. Where do you see this? (I know, silly question)

 

Yeah, that is kind of a silly question. :)

 

First I did this:

 

https://classic.startpage.com/do/search?q=GA-Z170X-GAMING-7

 

Then I clicked this:

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170X-Gaming-7-rev-10

 

Then I clicked "Support".

 

Then I clicked "Support List"

 

"F4-3200C15D-8GTZ" isn't on the list.

 

Generally, if you have memory that isn't on the official support list and you're having problems with it, then that likely means the memory isn't fully compatible for some reason.

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Yeah, that is kind of a silly question. smile.gif

First I did this:

https://classic.startpage.com/do/search?q=GA-Z170X-GAMING-7

Then I clicked this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170X-Gaming-7-rev-10

Then I clicked "Support".

Then I clicked "Support List"

"F4-3200C15D-8GTZ" isn't on the list.

Generally, if you have memory thatisn't on the official support list and you're having problems with it, then that likely means the memory isn't fully compatible for some reason.

Actually, that is kind of on the list but for a single stick of RAM. Are you saying it doesn't support 2 sticks of this RAM, or more specifically, doesn't support the batch of 2x8GB that was manufactured? Also, another pressing concern that just caught my eye is that Newegg taped on their own bar code on the back of the box; next to the official barcode by G.Skill. What has me concerned is there's a very tiny discrepancy with the part number name. Newegg has the same part no. except they added an R at the end so it reads as.... F4-3200C15D-16GTZ R (yes, there's a space for some reason). I will be shocked if this is an issue as well. If it is, what advice can you give me to replace it. Dammit I knew that deal on this RAM from Newegg was too good to be true; they probably knew this would happen lol.

And thank you so much for the kind and prompt replies! smile.gif
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Actually, that is kind of on the list but for a single stick of RAM. Are you saying it doesn't support 2 sticks of this RAM, or more specifically, doesn't support the batch of 2x8GB that was manufactured? Also, another pressing concern that just caught my eye is that Newegg taped on their own bar code on the back of the box; next to the official barcode by G.Skill. What has me concerned is there's a very tiny discrepancy with the part number name. Newegg has the same part no. except they added an R at the end so it reads as.... F4-3200C15D-16GTZ R (yes, there's a space for some reason). I will be shocked if this is an issue as well. If it is, what advice can you give me to replace it. Dammit I knew that deal on this RAM from Newegg was too good to be true; they probably knew this would happen lol.

And thank you so much for the kind and prompt replies! smile.gif

 

The memory in a single module kit isn't from the same binning as the modules in a dual-module kit or a quad-module kit (or triple or sextuple). Have you ever tried to get two single-module kits to work together as a dual-module kit? Or how about two 2-module kits to work together as a quad-module kit? You almost always have to fiddle with the settings until they work, and usually that means you have to loosen the timings and increase the voltage and maybe even reduce the clock speed. That is why the kit you have isn't on the official memory support list. They can't just toss it on there with the assumption that it will work. It must first be tested.

 

"R"? Maybe that means it's refurbished.

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The GTZR iappears to be their RGB modules.
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