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RAM issues

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May 5, 2010 3:06:43 AM

I have 8GB of Patriot Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition PC 12800. I have an Asus P7P55 WS Supercomputer and an i5-750. So far the default speed is 1333mhz with timings of 9-9-9-25. I posted here before when running at 1600mhz timings 9-9-9-24, I get BSOD's in Win 7 Pro. I ran the memory diagnostic and it threw up errors when running at that speed. So naturally I went back to 1333mhz, and the mem tests were fine.

So I assume the RAM is bad, or is it the timings for 1600mhz. I want to OC because my processor never goes above 60c on load when the i5 is running at 3.3GHz. So I feel like an idiot because 8 GB of ddr3 ram ain't cheap. Should I juts give up and leave it at 1333mhz, or should I go and RMA....or get better RAM. Should I play with timings?

I know it's the RAM, and to be honest RMA'ing would leave me with a useless comp. But if I have to I can play on my wife's E8400 until it gets back.

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May 5, 2010 4:49:26 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- Yeah, the RAM IMO isn't good.
2- What voltage are u applying to the RAM?
May 5, 2010 9:36:56 PM

The voltage is 1.5...max is 1.65. However, the whole thing could bethe RAM was overvolted by that TurboV program. That could have caused it as well. But I figured it out by the time I got the second pair, and OC using the bios instead.