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3rd stick of bad ram in 6 months...

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March 7, 2010 4:58:01 PM

Last night I started getting these BSODs saying something about memory management and that the PC will have to shut down to prevent damage. After troubleshooting, I ran memtest and it looks one stick of my RAM went bad. The other had 16 passes thru memtest overnight with 0 errors.

This will be the 3rd time since October 26th that I had a stick of RAM go bad on me. Is there something going on with my system thats killing my RAM? The first time, my issues came practically out of the box so I thought Gskill just gave me bad ram right out the package but now that I had another stick go bad on me that previously passed memtest with flying colors, Im a little worried. All of my timings and voltages are running at whats listed on Gskills website for this RAM.

Antec EA650W PSU
Gigabyte P55 Ud4P
Intel i5 750
Sapphire Radeon HD5850
4GBs Gskill Ripjaws F3-10666CL8D RAM

The mobo Im using is listed as one of the compatible mobos on Gskills site as well.
March 7, 2010 5:08:27 PM

is it being damaged in the same slot? if it is its probably your mobo
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March 7, 2010 5:15:24 PM

Ive seen the bad sticks come from both slots. Last time I RMAed, slot 1 and 2 were the culprits. This time it was only the 2nd slot.
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March 7, 2010 8:37:47 PM

It might just be that the RAM is bad, I never heard of Gskill, I use Corsair, Kingston, or PNY.
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March 7, 2010 8:59:55 PM

Set manually the voltage of your RAM in the BIOS of your mobo.
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