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I installed these :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-321-_-Product

The first strange thing is that it will not run at stock voltage (1.35v). It must be at 1.39v or auto.

Next, nothing will overclock. I used all the settings that used to be completely stable, but it wont work!

Last, and strangest. Prime95 wont work correctly. It starts blend test..... then stops each core's testing 1 after another untill there's 1 random core left. It just lets that one keep testing.
Edited by TechRex - 3/12/11 at 11:05am
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It happens, it's not uncommon that you buy RAM and it won't run at factory advised settings. When I had the same issue I contacted G.Skill and the rep told me to run my timings differently to successfully hit 1066.

I suggest you do the same. Simply make a forum post on their website and state your RAM isn't stable at stock voltages/timings. It took a little over 24 hours for a rep to post in my thread telling me what to set everything to.

http://www.gskill.us/forum/
post #3 of 9
You may need a slight bump in DRAM voltage to run this on AMD platforms

DO NOT CONTACT G.SKILL
They will tell you that the RAM is either 1. incompatible with AMD systems 2. to run looser timings which would probably be ridiculous and useless for you which would 3. waste your money.

What do you mean by can't overclock anything? What have you tried?
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DO NOT CONTACT G.SKILL
Why? They were very helpful when I had the same issue.
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I've provided reasons. They're not very friendly to AMD users due to their "P55 compatible marketing" scams.
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I've provided reasons. They're not very friendly to AMD users due to their "P55 compatible marketing" scams.
post #7 of 9
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OK, i tried 1.5v (just wingin' it)...... and its pretty stable.
haha, 1.35v xD. they arent fooling me!

The prime95 thing was really weird, but I guess that happens when RAM is severely under voltage.
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post #8 of 9
Keep lowering it until you find an instability point, move it up and then hopefully you'll have stable RAM.
post #9 of 9
Perhaps the board is not as friendly with undervolted RAM.
i.e. I had the same ECOs in a GA-880GA-UD3H for a client; setting to 1.35V, actual voltage was slightly lower (VDIMM vDroop?), causing instability. 1.425V was fine.
As I said, keep pushing the voltage in small steps till you get stability
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