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July 9, 2010 1:19:38 AM

Hi Everyone,

My computer has been driving me nuts all week since I upgraded my motherboard (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo) and video card (Gigabyte 4850). I have been getting blue screens at least twice a day since. The first issue I noticed was during the Win 7 install where it would blue screen during the install. I figured out it was the motherboards auto setting the RAM timing and voltages to low, so I adjusted them manually and everything seemed fine. Win 7 installed fine and all was good till the following blue screen the next day.

Anyway I have 4 gigs of Kingston KHX8500D2K2/2GNR installed, I ran Memtest86+ and got 137 errors on test 5 so I decided to test each stick individually and all but 1 stick passed, then I tested a good stick in the rest of the slots 1 by 1 and got no errors, I even tested the 3 goods sticks together with no errors. But the strange thing was when I tested just 2 good sticks in the two yellow slots (A1 & B1) I got 35 errors on test 5 again. But when I moved those sticks to the first 2 slots (A1 & A2) i got no errors. So I guess my question is why would that happen?

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July 9, 2010 12:59:38 PM

Did you set the memory timings and voltage as per the specs for your modules? Do they at least work at 800MHz, 2.0V and 5-5-5-15 timings?
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July 9, 2010 1:14:32 PM

yup, i manually set them to 1066MHz, 2.2V and 5-5-5-15 timings, which seems to be the sweet spot. I've also tried different variations of this, but received blue screens almost immediately after leaving the BIOS.
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July 9, 2010 2:40:26 PM

Do they work when not overclocked, i.e., 800MHz?
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July 9, 2010 6:59:24 PM

no, i've tried 800MHz, lower and higher. only 1066MHz works.
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July 9, 2010 8:47:50 PM

You wrote "But when I moved those sticks to the first 2 slots (A1 & A2) i got no errors." Is your system stable when running with that configuration?

I presume that you already had those modules before buying the motherboard since they are SLI-Ready (NVidia chipset systems). Could you get modules that are known to work well with the P5Q like G.Skill PI Black 800MHz?
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July 10, 2010 8:12:25 AM

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July 10, 2010 11:40:31 AM

kevin94z said:
Yup, that configuration is running great so far (knock on wood). Yeah I've had this RAM since 2007 and its been great till now. I would get new modules only if its absolutely necessary, but would probably get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
They're the same, but more voltage is required because they're overclocked. I prefer the 800MHz version that I know works well when using 4 modules at 1.9V and 4-4-4-12 timings (which is what I use on my P5Q Deluxe and a couple other P45 motherboards).
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