Originally Posted by morssolis
no its a ddr3 board asus M4A79XTD EVO. i set the timing and voltage correct. orthos crashed on start of blend with bad stick in but did not with just the good stick in. with memtest 86 running before windows the good stick had 0 errors the bad one i stopped after 2 mins and had 1000s. runnning at 1600 8-8-8-24 1.64v. that is what they are rated at. the bad stick i tested at 800 to see if that would work. no errors in 2 mins on 800mhz
i have to assume its a bad stick from g.skills. i dont know if g.skill is bad or not, most say they are good so i am sure they are i just happen to be one of the few who got a bad one. i am just getting it replaced with same ones so i dont lose my 25 dollar combo discount. the one that works seems great though.
You can't assume that. Because that's not how it works with memory.
Your CPU has an integrated memory controller otherwise referred to as the IMC. That is what controls your memory. It is rated to run at 667 megahertz (MHz), since its Dual Data Rate (DDR) it's doubled to 1334 MHz. So if you try to run your memory at anything faster than that it's technically considered an overclock. The RAM is limited by the CPU.
Try putting your RAM timings to auto, set it to whatever the recommended voltage is and set the RAM divider to 1333. Then rerun memtest and see if you get errors. I'm thinking that your IMC can't take the speed or the voltage on your RAM is just too low.