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I just got my Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1066 2x1GB set back from RMA. And, once again, I cant get them stable at 2.2V @ 1066 @ 5-5-5-15-2T timings. I havent touched the sub timings, i left them on auto. I have SLI Memory on though, idk if that helps.

Also, my previous set, was never able to work at any mhz / voltage so.. anyways.. that doesnt matter.

Can anyone try to help me make em stable? If not, I'm just going to sell them. Looks like my mobo just dont like this ram.

p.s. everytime i do memtest i get errors (@ 1066, 5-5-5-15-2T, auto Sub Timings, 2.2V). With my previous set, the whole pc would just halt, at any settings. So it seems like there could be some hope!

+REP To those who help!
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Well, have you tried any other brands/sticks besides the ballistix?
Have you tried the RAM in another PC?
Could it be an issue with the mobo slots?
Did you try them in each pair of slots?
Did you try to run memtest with one stick in at a time?
Did you try as lower/higher voltage? (I have heard of some mobo that under-/overvolt RAM)
Did you try to set all the timings manually?


Just the first few questions I could think of.




edit: Also, I notice that that board is vdroop modded. I don't know a lot about those mods, but any chance it is having an effect on the RAM voltage? Do you have a multimeter to check voltage? I know you can check it on a certain pin in the slot, but have never done it.
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Recently I have seen so many disappointing stories about Crucial memory. 1066 @ 5-5-5-15 is not that great or fast...

When you do get it stable, please run a SiSoft Sandra memory bench to see what kind of xfer rates you are getting.
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Well, have you tried any other brands/sticks besides the ballistix?
Have you tried the RAM in another PC?
Could it be an issue with the mobo slots?
Did you try them in each pair of slots?
Did you try to run memtest with one stick in at a time?
Did you try as lower/higher voltage? (I have heard of some mobo that under-/overvolt RAM)
Did you try to set all the timings manually?


Just the first few questions I could think of.




edit: Also, I notice that that board is vdroop modded. I don't know a lot about those mods, but any chance it is having an effect on the RAM voltage? Do you have a multimeter to check voltage? I know you can check it on a certain pin in the slot, but have never done it.
Timings were all set manually, except for sub timings. I tried 1066 @ 2.0 all the way to 2.2V, either crashed or got errors.

My OCZ SLi PC2-6400 2x1GB set has been working @ 900MHz 4-4-4-12 @ 2.15V for half a year. It's what I'm using right now (till i get this problem fixed). Nah Vdroop mod wont do anything to it.

Havent tried memtest with one stick at a time either.
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Timings were all set manually, except for sub timings. I tried 1066 @ 2.0 all the way to 2.2V, either crashed or got errors.

My OCZ SLi PC2-6400 2x1GB set has been working @ 900MHz 4-4-4-12 @ 2.15V for half a year. It's what I'm using right now (till i get this problem fixed). Nah Vdroop mod wont do anything to it.

Havent tried memtest with one stick at a time either.
hmm, I would try one stick. I had a case last week where one of my 4 sticks would cause the PC to not boot. There is the possibilty the new set is bad. I have to agree, Crucials RAM is starting to become poor.
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Well, have you tried any other brands/sticks besides the ballistix?
Have you tried the RAM in another PC?
Could it be an issue with the mobo slots?
Did you try them in each pair of slots?
Did you try to run memtest with one stick in at a time?
Did you try as lower/higher voltage? (I have heard of some mobo that under-/overvolt RAM)
Did you try to set all the timings manually?


Just the first few questions I could think of.




edit: Also, I notice that that board is vdroop modded. I don't know a lot about those mods, but any chance it is having an effect on the RAM voltage? Do you have a multimeter to check voltage? I know you can check it on a certain pin in the slot, but have never done it.
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hmm, I would try one stick. I had a case last week where one of my 4 sticks would cause the PC to not boot. There is the possibilty the new set is bad. I have to agree, Crucials RAM is starting to become poor.
Bah this is such crap. What's the point of trying on stick anyway. If i cant get it to boot at what it's guaranteed to run at, theres no point testing with one stick.

Im sure i can try more than just this..
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Anyone use this ram with their 680i board?
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Anyone use this ram with their 680i board?
Time for a X38 pal...
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Time for a X38 pal...
Sure! Pay up
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Sure! Pay up
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