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Hello think i have memory problems


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should i try just 1 stick at a time to see if just one stick is bad? in the bios splash it shows the memory counted to 4193280K and OK.
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Is your RAM set up to Dual-channel?

If yes, do they sit correctly?(blue-socket + blue-socket, not blue-green)

Try remove one block of RAM to force single-mode, and see if it freezes.


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Yes its set up correctly to dual channel. Going to try each individually now.
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Think I have the wrong ram, please respond to your thoughts here:

**Installing memory (mobo manual states this):

"Your motherboard has 4, 240 pin slots for ddr3 memory. These slots support 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB ddr3 technologies for x8 and x16 devices. There must be at least one memory bank populated to ensure normal operation. "

Does this mean my DDR3 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-10666 (1333MHz) PATRIOT is the wrong ram?

RAM:
http://shop3.frys.co...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Correction it should be supported:

Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3 2000(OC)/1800(OC)/1333
Support DDR3 up to 2000 MHz with EPP 2.0 Memory
Maximum Memory Supported 8GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes

Ok testing the first stick by itself, looks like its gonna make it through the test, results shortly.

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 06:21 AM.

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First stick test complete no hang ups, results as follows:

all it said was no memory errors detected down in the system tray.

Second stick, didn't pass. Locked up. OK so now I'm assuming I have 1 bad stick? These are like 2 days old so must of been bad from the get go (and i've had this problem since the first boot up). I'm now going to reinstall the ram that passed the test, and run some games to see if it can handle what's going on.

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 06:43 AM.

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ok so, games still crash with just the 1 stick in that was good....next idea some1?
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First stick test complete no hang ups, results as follows:

all it said was no memory errors detected down in the system tray.

Second stick, didn't pass. Locked up. OK so now I'm assuming I have 1 bad stick? These are like 2 days old so must of been bad from the get go (and i've had this problem since the first boot up). I'm now going to reinstall the ram that passed the test, and run some games to see if it can handle what's going on.


On right track here :)

If only two days old, the store should replace them.

However, those data about Mobo and RAM, are they the latest?
Try get an update at the store when you return the faulty stick.
Seems "weird" to me, that a new mobo like the one you have doesn't support 2GB
blocks... :)


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First stick test complete no hang ups, results as follows:

all it said was no memory errors detected down in the system tray.

Second stick, didn't pass. Locked up. OK so now I'm assuming I have 1 bad stick? These are like 2 days old so must of been bad from the get go (and i've had this problem since the first boot up). I'm now going to reinstall the ram that passed the test, and run some games to see if it can handle what's going on.


On right track here :)

If only two days old, the store should replace them.

However, those data about Mobo and RAM, are they the latest?
Try get an update at the store when you return the faulty stick.
Seems "weird" to me, that a new mobo like the one you have doesn't support 2GB
blocks... :)


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ya its supported i was readin wrong, been up all night. it hung with the good stick once, but now i've had a game up for a few minutes runnin perfect. Hope all is good from here on out after i return these sticks.

wow dude, as i'm writing the above it locks up.....

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 06:57 AM.

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ok more research tells me that the 790i ultra is not even capable of single channel. Dual channel is required.....

http://www.nvidia.co...Memory_List.pdf

Do you guys think I should just go back to the vendor and ask to exchange for one of the ones in the list at the link above (bottom page 3-4)? I mean this sounds like a memory issue doesn't it?

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 07:06 AM.

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ok more research tells me that the 790i ultra is not even capable of single channel. Dual channel is required.....

http://www.nvidia.co...Memory_List.pdf

Do you guys think I should just go back to the vendor and ask to exchange for one of the ones in the list at the link above (bottom page 3-4)? I mean this sounds like a memory issue doesn't it?


Its worth a try in my opinion.

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Edited by Abydos, 19 June 2008 - 08:13 AM.

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well, i got my refund on the patriots and ordered http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145199 and every1 is raving about how well it works with the 790i ultra. I hope this fixes the problem, if not I'll be back. Overnighted so it'll be here tomorrow morning.

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 04:46 PM.

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Just got the new sticks this morning. Hopefully my problems are over!
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to any one that sees this for a solution. I had to change my memory voltage 1.9. The 790i ultra bios apparently doesn't set your memory right on its own. Haven't crashed since i did it.
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to any one that sees this for a solution. I had to change my memory voltage 1.9. The 790i ultra bios apparently doesn't set your memory right on its own. Haven't crashed since i did it.


Good you found out :)
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sigh......I still need help. Apparently it was a fluke but it was running for a good while with 0 problems. Now I'm crashing again. My mem auto's to 7-7-7-20 in the bios, on the package it says 9-9-9-24. Should I change this? Anyone with knowledge please chip in!
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