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I recently finished my build:

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8Gb (2x4Gb) G.Skill CL9 2133Mhz Turbulance Series

I stuck everything together, and when setting the speed in the BIOS to 2133Mhz, I was getting all sorts of system lockups, program restarts, etc. I eased the speed down to 1600Mhz and I haven't a problem since.

I checked in the BIOS, the voltage is set to 1.65v I believe. I don't really know what to do, I've never overclocked anything yet. Should I step it up a frequency set at a time to find what's stable? From what I understand I shouldn't set the voltage over what it is now.

I'm confuzled:/

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post #2 of 14
Just increase the frequency or play with the timings (lower faster with those). And yes, definitely don't add any more voltage.
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Meaining that if I can't put it up to 2133Mhz....it smply will not run there? That sucks, because I could have saved a lot of moneey buying the 1600. Why is it that this memory, rated at this speed, may not run there? Is it a specific motherboard issue, or a bad stick?

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If it does not run at the manufacturers frequency, timings and voltage send it back
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Maybe your MOBO does not support that speed.

I had that issue, and even though the MOBO could support my RAM rated speed, it refused as the MOBO turned out to be defective.

RAM could also be defective. Test your RAM with Memtest86+.
 
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Maybe your MOBO does not support that speed.
Checked their site, it does support that speed. So it looks like either bad board or bad memory
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Well hell. Will memtest specify board or memory? And the last thing I want right now is a week of downtime. Going to play with it a bit...and also test each stick individually.

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Memtest86+ is for the RAM, but if the MOBO is defective then it could give a false positive.
 
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Well even though the memory is "working" at 1600, will it possibly give me an error in memtest? I'll test each stick individually in the same slot, if I can get one the give me an error and not the other, then I'll know it's the memory. Also, it it possible that if it were the motherboard the other sets of slots will work fine?

I just hope I don't get an error on both sticks in the same slot, then I won't know if it is the memory or the board. At that point I may try and find someone else's board to test them in.

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Did you try X.M.P.?
 
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