Different RAM frequencies?

Hey I downloaded CPUID today and was looking on my specs and noticed that my RAM frequencies read;

Jedec #1 Jedec #2

Frequencies 270 Mhz 400 Mhz
Cas# latency 4 5
Ras# to Cas# 4 5
Ras# precharge 4 5
tRas 13 18
tRC 15 22

What does this mean?? Is it bad? I get BSODS and believe a RAM stick is available because the one time I ran memtest I had 8 errors in 20 minutes.

Both at 1.8v


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  1. CAS levels per different frequencies, and CPUz is NOT always correct. Higher speeds MHz higher CAS {slower}.

    You mentioned Memtest errors, and my assumption of causes: 1. Bad Stick(s), 2. Incorrect BIOS settings for RAM, 3. Mix-Matched RAM. To attempt a fix for (#2) Load Optimized or Defaults, and retest. If bad stick(s) replace them.

    Hope this answers your questions.
  2. Do a memtest as mentioned. It would be better if you could post us the BSOD error code.

    Dissimilar RAM's cause a lot of problems and don't work together.
  3. I just updated my MSI bios from 9.4 to 9.9. The RAM are the exact same type and I do believe one stick is bad yes. How do I post the BSOD error code? Please tell me where to find the file to post and what to do and I will.
  4. Well when the BSOD happens, just note down the code of the error it would be something like 0x000... and so on. The screen may disappear quickly, so you can also take a pic! :)
  5. Test 1 Stick at a time with Memtest - if (1) fails and if it throws a bad the error code it is meaningless. If they ALL are bad then you'll need to dig a little deeper.

    Windows 7:
    Start | Computer | right-click Manage | click Event Viewer
    Error Codes - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681381(v=VS.85).aspx

    Good Luck!
  6. Ok i'm in event viewer but can't find where the codes are under. What tabs?
  7. See - Summary of Administrative Events and expand e.g. [X] Critical.

  8. - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-10-08T00:46:41.796875000Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
    <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
  9. Event 41 Kernel error {BSOD}, and Task 63 is a {Memory Error}. This can happen from a variety of problems, and without the full dump is impossible to "guess."

    However, I have a few theories that can be tested easily.

    1. Run MSCONFIG and select "Diagnostic Startup" - if that corrects the problem then you have a startup App that's conflicting.
    2. Disconnect ALL extra devices connected to PC and restart - if that corrects the problem then isolate the device and look for updates drivers.

    Need more information {Verify}:
    As much as I appreciate CPUz I find it to be wrong.
    1. MOBO {per CPUz K9N6PGM2-V (MS-7309) **
    2. RAM need part-number and/or link

    ** If MOBO is correct K9N6PGM2-V then your CPU {Athlon 7750 } is NOT supported by the MOBO - http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpusupport&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1472#menu
  10. http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1430&maincat_no=1 Look at the CPU support. The CPUz isn't wrong. It reads the same in BIOS and in SiW. Plus I have pulled the CPU out and re greased it so I know it's a 7750 BE and I know it fits rofl. Maybe MSI should keep their sites better organized.
  11. ^ Trust me it would have been simpler IF you posted your MOBO Model; instead I had to Google your CPUz info which was a PAIN to find. Also, I said "** If MOBO is correct K9N6PGM2-V" ...

    Hope the the problem is fixed with the greased CPU - LOTFL.
  12. Well since the mobo model is in the post I had wouldn't it have been easier for you to go to their global website and check instead of using my CPUz info? Was re-greased after the problem already started.

    This is the RAM I have. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145239 Two sticks of it.
  13. Tbrown37 said:
    Well since the mobo model is in the post I had wouldn't it have been easier for you to go to their global website and check instead of using my CPUz info? Was re-greased after the problem already started.

    ^ Try it. So NO it was a pain! Guessing Game! http://us.msi.com/?func=searchresult&keywords=MS-7309 AND there's no search on MSI Global page - http://www.msi.com/language/ ; so blame MSI!

    Corsair does NOT list your MOBO, the closest in the series { MSI K9A2GM-F V3} which also does NOT list your RAM as Tested/Compatible - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=671261

    Certified RAM {K9A2GM V2} which also does NOT list your RAM as Certified/Tested - http://www.msi.com/uploads/test_report/TR10_1430.pdf

    Exchange you DDR2 for Certified Kingston - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134636&Tpk=KVR800D2N6/2G

    Per Manual "To enable successful system boot-up, always insert the memory modules into the DIMM1 first."

    Good Luck!
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