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I dont know where the problem is, but I bought one stick of OCZ Ram 1GB, and It came one week ago. I found out that it doesn't work with 3 sticks, so I ordered another of what I thought was the same thing (from same link, has same model#, everything on sticks are the same except one has OCZ printed on the memory and the other has AENEON, (1 on each of the 8 chips per module for both sticks).

But, the second one I got, the AENEON one, is clocked really low. Its default CAS LATENCY is 2, and other times are 2 and other low ones also (different from the advertised 3-4-4-8). My motherboard automatically sets the CL to 2 and other timings very low also.

On the other stick, it does the same thing, but only to 2.5. The problem is, when I put them in both together, my computer does not POST. I get 3 long beeps in AMI BIOS. When I try to change the timings, it does not allow me to, it saves the settings, but if I try to set the CL to 3, it still shows up as 2. The tight timing leads to system instability. (2.5 works fine)

I can change the speed to DDR333, but that does not allow the 2 sticks to work together.

I have tried switching them into every position, but nothing works.

Does anyone have any suggestions on to how to get these 2 sticks to work together?
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post #2 of 13
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Any Ideas?
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post #3 of 13
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The clocks on the stick that says AENEON are defaulted to 2-3-2-5. It is very unstable and BSOD's, and generates thousands of errors in memory tests.

I know when I changed the CL and left the other clocks on auto it did not change anything.

But here are the options I can change in my BIOS and I was wondering what I should set them to.

CL (CAS) -
TRCD -
TRAS -
TRP -

Thanks
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post #4 of 13
Contact the seller, state your situation in that it's not the same as the original purchased and now being you have 2 very differnt modules they don't work well together. Perhaps they will exchange it for you.
If that don't work contact OCZ with the same info... they may correct the issue with an RMA!
    
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Originally Posted by The Duke
Contact the seller, state your situation in that it's not the same as the original purchased and now being you have 2 very differnt modules they don't work well together. Perhaps they will exchange it for you.
I bought them from Newegg, do you think they would do this for me?
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post #6 of 13
If you bought both, they may!
Won't know for sure unless you try.
If they don't contact OCZ and politely complain they aren't the same, don't work together etc...
All that is if in fact they were sold as the same part# though. If there is even a slight differnace in the part# they may not help you
    
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post #7 of 13
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The PN# on the sticker is exactly the same. The only difference I can tell is the logo on the memory chips, and of course one is clocked to 2-3-2-5, and the other 2.5-3-3-8.

I may do that, but before I do what should I set as my timings in BIOS.

I have four options, I wanted to set it to 3-4-4-8 just to see if it works, but I am confused on which of the settings to change.

I have:
CL (CAS) -
TRCD -
TRAS -
TRP -

Not sure what to set each on to.

Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rippon
The PN# on the sticker is exactly the same. The only difference I can tell is the logo on the memory chips, and of course one is clocked to 2-3-2-5, and the other 2.5-3-3-8.

I may do that, but before I do what should I set as my timings in BIOS.

I have four options, I wanted to set it to 3-4-4-8 just to see if it works, but I am confused on which of the settings to change.

I have:
CL (CAS) -
TRCD -
TRAS -
TRP -

Not sure what to set each on to.

Thanks!
Dang, for some reason my motherboard doesnt enforce these settings. Hmmm.
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post #9 of 13
contact newegg... they're usually pretty good about things and should swap out at least one of yoru sticks. if that doesn't work then talk to OCZ, they'll definately help you out
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post #10 of 13
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Ok, thanks guys!
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