Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Sandy Bridge Memory Compatibility
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sandy Bridge Memory Compatibility

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148366

I just purchased a Sandy Bridge 2600 and an ASUS P8H67-M LX board with two 4 GB modules of crucial rendition memory. The system is not being overclocked.

The board has serious problems booting with two of these 4 GB modules in it, but it boots fine with only one module (in either slot, doesn't matter which module). It has the latest BIOS and the CMOS was thoroughly reset.

1) Is this memory problem a consequence of the Sandy Bridge north-bridge on the actual CPU?

2) Is the Sandy Bridge platform known to have serious memory compatibility problems?

I'm about to buy two Kingston modules locally, but they will cost me an arm and a leg. I'm not happy about this. When you spend this kind of money you expect things to work. Really, really annoyed.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Zilog Z80 @ 4MHz Coleco Adam Motherboard 16 KB / 16 colors / 32 sprites (on-board) 64K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Coleco Digital Data Cassette Coleco Digital Data Cassette CP/M, BASIC (on tape) CRT Television 
PowerCase
Built into printer Plays All Coleco Cartridges 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Zilog Z80 @ 4MHz Coleco Adam Motherboard 16 KB / 16 colors / 32 sprites (on-board) 64K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Coleco Digital Data Cassette Coleco Digital Data Cassette CP/M, BASIC (on tape) CRT Television 
PowerCase
Built into printer Plays All Coleco Cartridges 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
What are the voltages and how much RAM can your motherboard take? 4GB? 6GB? 8GB? 12GB? 18GB? 24GB? 32GB?
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3630QM NVIDIA GTX 670MX  DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM 1TB 5400 RPM HGST Travelstar HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Super-Multi DVD Writer Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit 17.3" HD LED-Backlit Display 
Mouse
Touchpad 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3630QM NVIDIA GTX 670MX  DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM 1TB 5400 RPM HGST Travelstar HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Super-Multi DVD Writer Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit 17.3" HD LED-Backlit Display 
Mouse
Touchpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phazer11 View Post
What are the voltages and how much RAM can your motherboard take? 4GB? 6GB? 8GB? 12GB? 18GB? 24GB? 32GB?
Rendition is the low-cost memory put out by Crucial. It isn't suited to Sandy-Bridge. Because it's generic, the voltages and timings are not clearly documented. It is basically the RAM that did not make the cut to be normal Crucial memory. The motherboard can take 16 GB of memory.

It was, in fact, an incompatibility issue with the Crucial Rendition memory. I purchased a pair of standard Crucial brand memory and the computer now boots flawlessly with no performance issues.

It seems the memory controller on the i7 2600 is very sensitive to voltage.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Zilog Z80 @ 4MHz Coleco Adam Motherboard 16 KB / 16 colors / 32 sprites (on-board) 64K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Coleco Digital Data Cassette Coleco Digital Data Cassette CP/M, BASIC (on tape) CRT Television 
PowerCase
Built into printer Plays All Coleco Cartridges 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Zilog Z80 @ 4MHz Coleco Adam Motherboard 16 KB / 16 colors / 32 sprites (on-board) 64K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Coleco Digital Data Cassette Coleco Digital Data Cassette CP/M, BASIC (on tape) CRT Television 
PowerCase
Built into printer Plays All Coleco Cartridges 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Sandy Bridge Memory Compatibility