Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › tracers died in less than a month
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

tracers died in less than a month

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
i have learned today that my tracers "crapped the bed" in about a month never ran them above 2.2V and never above 1100 mhz (they are pc-8500) hoping that tiger direct will take them back tommorow otherwise im gonna have to RMA them anyone know how crucial is with there RMAs ive never had to RMA anything
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
The ASUS X38 boards are known for overvolting the am. I know they overvolt by at least +0.04v, so that might have been your problem. But dont worry, Crucial has a Lifetime warranty and will have no problems RMAing your ram!
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
I hate who the D9GMH's degrade so fast; you might end up with a single-sided stick of Ballistix next.
MSI Wind
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom 1.6Ghz Intel® 945GSE+ICH7M UMA 1GB DDR2-667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorCase
80GB N/A 10" 1024x600 MSI Wind 
  hide details  
Reply
MSI Wind
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom 1.6Ghz Intel® 945GSE+ICH7M UMA 1GB DDR2-667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorCase
80GB N/A 10" 1024x600 MSI Wind 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
The Single Side Dont overclock as well.

But however there less prone to dieing ive had my ballistix for about 5 months.

No problems at 4-4-4-12-2T at 925mhz 1:1
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
The ASUS X38 boards are known for overvolting the am. I know they overvolt by at least +0.04v, so that might have been your problem. But dont worry, Crucial has a Lifetime warranty and will have no problems RMAing your ram!
It overvolts if the ram is set to Auto...or it does it everytime?
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
well right now i have some run of the mill kingston 667mhz in set to 1.8 in bios and everest shows 1.9 so id say it over volts all the time auto or not
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by whtwrnglrx06 View Post
well right now i have some run of the mill kingston 667mhz in set to 1.8 in bios and everest shows 1.9 so id say it over volts all the time auto or not
Are you sure its not just a misread from Everest?

I'm thinking Crucial is the culprit because I've said in previous threads that there has been a huge spike in OCN'ers with their Ballistix dropping dead after a couple weeks/months
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6400 MSI P6N 650i eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 
Hard DrivePower
74GB 10,000RPM SATA150 Raptor 650W Antec PowerTrio 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6400 MSI P6N 650i eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 
Hard DrivePower
74GB 10,000RPM SATA150 Raptor 650W Antec PowerTrio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Both of my Maximus boards overvolt as was stated above. Because of that I slightly undervolted in my BIOS to compensate, Unfortunattely I still lost 4 GB of ballistix last week afte they started throwing out random locks, BSOD and failed MemTest. Like the OP mine were PC8500 DIMMs.
PLEX Server
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 940 @ 4.4 GHz ASUS Rampage II Extreme (2) Visiontek HD5870 1GB 12 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 - 5TB Seagate USB3 External LiteOn 16x DL DVDRW Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit Samsung 26" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w Coolermaster Centurion 5 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
PLEX Server
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 940 @ 4.4 GHz ASUS Rampage II Extreme (2) Visiontek HD5870 1GB 12 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 - 5TB Seagate USB3 External LiteOn 16x DL DVDRW Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit Samsung 26" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w Coolermaster Centurion 5 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
well i did notice when i had the tracers in i had to set the ddr voltage to 2.08 to get it to read 2.2 in the asus pc probe but then again the yellow light for my ram voltage is all ways yellow no matter what i have it set at even on auto
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vix View Post
Both of my Maximus boards overvolt as was stated above. Because of that I slightly undervolted in my BIOS to compensate, Unfortunattely I still lost 4 GB of ballistix last week afte they started throwing out random locks, BSOD and failed MemTest. Like the OP mine were PC8500 DIMMs.
thats the same thing i was experiancing so i took them out and put in the cheapos and havent had a problem yet



PS does anyone know if it makes a diff if i use the white or blue slots for the ram
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
Rampaging Madness
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO Rampage II formula Visiontek 4870X2 6GB Dominator GT's 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VeloRapter 300GBs In Raid 0 Lite-on BlueRay Vista/7 x64 ASUS VK266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 Silverstone ST1000 Lian-Li A77 mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › tracers died in less than a month