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Try setting the tREF up from 105. I think that should help stabilize the mem controller if that's the issue.
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When all 4 sticks are installed I get Crashes in games and explorer. Hmmm

I did notice that the pairs are a little diff. as far as the heatsinks. One pair has the side heatsinks only and the other pair has the sides along with silver parts on the top connecting the 2 sides. Wonder if I have a set of single sided memory. I have heard about them.
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post #13 of 29
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Before getting these sticks of Crucial Balistix Tracers 8500's I was running 4 gigs of Corsair 6400 memory. If I have 2 sticks in it runs like a champ and I have had both pair up to 1178 mhz with no problems.
If I try and stick all 4 gigs in the MB it starts acting up and wont boot and BSOD when it does boot.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Some ram needs extra voltage. Try upping the voltage to the recommended limit (1.8/2.1v) and also, try putting in 1 GB Ram and testing if one works.
    
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post #14 of 29
Loosen the timings to 5-5-5-15 until you can load windows stable, and pass a MemTest or Orthos blend. Then attempt to tighten the timings back down, as you increase vDIMM and NBv.

*any 32bit OS will not recognize more than 3gb's of RAM.
** If using a 64bit OS, enable the memory re-map feature in your BIOS, to activate more than 2-2.5gb's of RAM.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by GigaByte324 View Post
Some ram needs extra voltage. Try upping the voltage to the recommended limit (1.8/2.1v) and also, try putting in 1 GB Ram and testing if one works.


The voltage is already at 2.2.

I have the timings back to stock and have removed one stick to see how things go.
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post #16 of 29
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No matter what I do 4 gigs wont work. I have swaped and swaped sticks and they all pass memtest. I have 3 sticks install now and they passed memtest also.
I guess this setup just doesn't like 4 sticks installed. So i'm just going to leave it at 3 gigs of Crucial Balistix Tracers.

After looking at others setups on here they have either 2 or 4 gigs of ram.

Is there a downside to having 3 gigs (a odd number) installed?

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You won't have dual channel with 3g. Which will be around a 5% performance hit, depending on the application.
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post #18 of 29
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So it would be better to just run 2 sticks.
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post #19 of 29
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So it would be better to just run 2 sticks.
You'll take a performance hit of up to 10% (depends on what you run) by using single channel, plus you'll also have to run in 2t instead of 1t, and you probobly won't be able to overclock your cpu as much because the memory controller will be stressed more.

Depends on what you're doing, if you're just gaming then leave the 2 sticks. If you need the extra memory for video editing or whatever then you might be better off with 3gb.

Can you get the 3gb to run stable? It'd be interesting if you ran some benchmark and then we could compare 2gb dual channel vs 3gb single to see the difference.
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I'm running in 2T now. Is 1T better?
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