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I looked through some of the Ballistix thread, and saw another person or 2 with the same problem, but that was the extent of it. I have the G.Skill's out, just the Ballistix in.

Ive had my memory on Auto in my bios and it runs at 5-5-5-18 1T just fine. I tried putting it at the stock timings, 4-4-4-12, and it keeps failing memtest within a few minutes. I tried 1T and 2T CR. I tried 2.25v and 2.35v (only options within 2.20 and 2.40 i can choose). I am at 3.2ghz with memory synced, so its at 800mhz. All other memory settings are on Auto.

Anyone have any ideas?


Also, dumb question. If i have 2 sticks of ram, should they be in the A1 and A2 slots, or the A1 and B1. The numbers and colors confuse me. The 1 slots are yellow and the 2 slots are black.
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post #2 of 11
Try just using the black for the 2 sticks first. Then run memtest86 or stress the heck out of them just to see. Keep the voltage at 2.2v because they seem to love that on that board.

If she still fails, then try 1 stick at a time in just the first black slot. Change the sticks out & try again if they fail.

I had 2 bad sets of Ballistix so far.. random reboots, BSODs & freeze ups were my symptoms.

Oh, the timings should be 4-4-4-12-2T @ 2.2v unless you have PC8500 (1066)
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Although the fact that your memory cannot run at advertised speed and timings at the advertised voltages means you are eligible for an RMA, you could try some standard memory overclockinf (two methods).

Method 1 : Tighten timings (or set timings to those desired), then overclock as far as possible

Method 2 : Loosen timings as far as possible, then overclock.

You might find out that your memory overclocking is excellent, and makes up for the lack of achieving advertised settings. I have never attempted to run any memory at advertised values, as I overclock the hell out of it as soon as I get it (I got 1250-ish MHz out of my sticks, and my sticks are the new single sided ones - yes, I know, weird).
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Although the fact that your memory cannot run at advertised speed and timings at the advertised voltages means you are eligible for an RMA, you could try some standard memory overclockinf (two methods).

Method 1 : Tighten timings (or set timings to those desired), then overclock as far as possible

Method 2 : Loosen timings as far as possible, then overclock.

You might find out that your memory overclocking is excellent, and makes up for the lack of achieving advertised settings. I have never attempted to run any memory at advertised values, as I overclock the hell out of it as soon as I get it (I got 1250-ish MHz out of my sticks, and my sticks are the new single sided ones - yes, I know, weird).
I'm not worried about mhz. At 3.2ghz my memory is at stock mhz. I am more worried about tighter timings. Tighter timings seem to improve folding over higher mhz.

Ill try seeing what just one stick does, although i would like 2gigs and not 1.
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I'm not worried about mhz. At 3.2ghz my memory is at stock mhz. I am more worried about tighter timings. Tighter timings seem to improve folding over higher mhz.

Ill try seeing what just one stick does, although i would like 2gigs and not 1.
You are just running one stick at a time to memtest them. You will probably find that one stick is bad, meaning you will have to RMA them. Crucial offers a lifetime warranty on their ram.
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Well, i tried just one stick and it passed memtest 15 minutes. I put it the other stick in B1 and it failed again. Didnt think to try the 2nd stick by itself. I wonder if its bad. Man, im so sick of RMAing stuff. Thanks for the tips.
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I tried the G.Skills at their stock settings, 4-4-3-5 at 2.17v, and it was 20minutes into memtest and Pass was at 68% with no errors. This was at 2T. I tried 1T, even at 2.25v but it failed within 10 minutes. Seems like 1T really makes a difference. When i did the single Ballistix it passed at 1T and Passed in 15 minutes. I didnt try a single G.Skill, sick of testing, ill mess with them more tomorrow.

All i want is 2x1GB with somewhat tight timings at 1T.
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Umm...

1T is hard to get.

Plus i really think Motherboard is holding u back personally.
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Umm...

1T is hard to get.

Plus i really think Motherboard is holding u back personally.
Yea i havent looked into memory settings a whole lot, but i was kind of getting that drift. I still want it though
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post #10 of 11
1T is simply not going to happen, I'm afraid.
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