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memtest errors, returning bios settings to factory

Hi guys, I have recently had some crashing problems with my computer. and poor performance while gaming.

amd x6 black edition
gigabyte fxa990 ud3
16g corsair vengeance 1600mhz
msi gtx770

I have run memtest86 and found plenty of errors after one pass (160). I am in the process of making sure my bios is running recommended settings for the ram. Already noticed when its in auto it is not. the frequency is only at 1333.

My question is when I manually put the values in 9-9-9-24. There are plenty more to alternate that differ from the auto setting. I want to make sure its all correct as standard. But i can not find the information anywhere
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  1. Look at your screenshot.
    See that option that says "Press F6 for fail-safe defaults"?
    Have you tried that? Because that'll do exactly what you're looking for.
  2. If your Corsair Vengeance will not run at its stated values of 1600MHz and 9-9-9-24 timings with the proper voltage (1.5V but some memory requires up to 1.65V) then it is defective and I would RMA it.

    While it may run at slower speeds and looser timings, you paid for specific performance parameters and every major memory manufacturer will RMA memory that does not run at its stated values and voltage.

    You should be able to get the exact values from Corsair for each specific memory module model number from their website.
  3. Try setting the DRAM voltage to 1.55 and the MC (memory controller voltage) - believe it's the CPU/NB Voltgae on your mobo to 1.2 and see if that stabilizes things
  4. ok i tried the fail safe option but that just puts it back to auto. Where i was :S

    I want to run the standard settings for the lot. and if i still get errors I can start testing the ram by itself.
    The settings i dont know what to put are form " minimum RAS active time " and down from there.

    I ran them how they are now and i still got errors. no where near as much.
  5. anthonyhill86 said:
    ok i tried the fail safe option but that just puts it back to auto. Where i was :S

    I want to run the standard settings for the lot. and if i still get errors I can start testing the ram by itself.
    The settings i dont know what to put are form " minimum RAS active time " and down from there.

    I ran them how they are now and i still got errors. no where near as much.
    Look up the full set of memory settings on the Corsair support site. No error are acceptable.
  6. Could be due to a weak MC on the X6 - not all can handle 1600, in which case it's the CPU not the DRAM
  7. Ok I tested them all separately. One came up with errors. So I am going to run the test with only 2 sticks.

    Another question I have is when I manually enter the settings 9-9-9-24 oppose to auto 11-11-11-29.
    What is better ?
  8. Best answer
    The ( timings are best - lower timings provide better performance - and if you got errors on a stick under Memtest at stock settings it's probably time for a RMA, it's prob bad and/or dying
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