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What is the probability I have bad ram???

  • Memory
  • RAM
  • OCZ
  • Windows Vista
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October 3, 2007 1:20:58 AM

I'm running PC2-6400 OCZ Vista upgrade ram on my P5KC mobo. The ram is rated at 800mhz. However, I cannot get my system to boot when my DRAM Frequency is set at DDR2-800.

I've talked with OCZ and tried all recommendations listed on their site as well as feedback from other users.

Tonight I did one last test. I have 2x2gig sticks. I tested each stick individually on all 4 DDR2 slots. I was not able to get the machine to boot.

Therefore, can I rule out with great probability that it's not a problem with the ram? And that it's just a question of compatibility with the board?

OCZ is asking me to RMA the ram but then I'll be out of a machine for I don't know how long.

Thanks for the feedback.

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October 3, 2007 2:09:43 AM

Probably not combatible with your board. You can make sure the voltage is set what the ram is meant to run at.
October 3, 2007 2:28:06 AM

Yup...I tried the recommended voltage and nothing worked. Thanks for the help.
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October 3, 2007 2:47:55 AM

The system comes on. The fan comes on. Then the fan spins louder and the system hangs while the fan is spinning. I need to manually shut the system down. Upon next power up, the system boots and gives me an OC'ing error.

Thanks for the help.