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Please help with BIOS settings on New build (PICS)

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March 6, 2010 12:46:02 PM

So here are my system specs (the relevant stuff)
Windows 7 64 bit

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU: AMD Phenom II 945 x4 - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Ram:4GB OCZ Reaper DDR3 1600 -( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
specs for ram:
Timing on ram: 7-7-7-24
Voltage: 1.7
CL-7

don't think you need but: ATI HD5850

Here are the pics to my bios. I have very unstable ram right now, using memtest i have more than 2000 errors easily.

http://img26.imageshack.us/i/img1474dn.jpg/
http://img144.imageshack.us/i/img1475.jpg/
http://img412.imageshack.us/i/img1476o.jpg/
http://img221.imageshack.us/i/img1477.jpg/

I'm very noob at bios so i didn't really know what I was doing, I tried setting the RAM at 1600 but it didnt seem to like it much, then i dropped it down to 1333, and it still doesn't like it.


Thanks everyone for the help, I tried to make it as easy as possible for you, Let me know if theres anything else I can do.

I also make sure that i select best answer!
March 6, 2010 1:35:57 PM

Hey I remember you TheLastWang!





Anyway, sucks you have this problem. The big issue in your build is the Motherboard wanting 1333MHz and your RAM being made by OCZ for 1600MHz. I'm pretty sure this is a compatibility issue. This company has been having HUGE problems with RAM recently and I'm still unsure why. Most RAM is DoA or, like in your case, has tons of errors.



What you should do is go to the NewEgg page you got the RAM Click Here, give the product 1 Egg and say there are errors and you're looking to RMA/Exchange it for RAM that works. Also, POST YOUR SPECS in the review.



OCZ is quite nice and might even get you different RAM that's better and works >_< You might even have to return it to NewEgg and get another kit or downgrade to a 1333MHz one.




Anything else Wang? :D 
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March 6, 2010 2:21:53 PM

Yep sorry, i try to steer everyone away from OCZ RAM now, its cheap for a reason. Stick to corsair or g.skill honestly.
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March 6, 2010 7:09:04 PM

2000 errors with memtest? That's not good. Did you download memtest86+ ver 4.0 from here: http://www.memtest.org/

If not, download it and burn it to CD. If that's what you already have then that's good.

Return your RAM settings in BIOS to the default settings, which will be slower than their rated specs. Now reboot and run memtest86+ again. If you get errors there is something wrong with your RAM. Return it for a new set.
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March 6, 2010 9:32:16 PM

yep im still getting RAM errors.

:(  is the rest of my BIOS ok?
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March 6, 2010 10:14:19 PM

I'm not sure what you mean. What else in BIOS would not be ok?

If your RAM can't pass memtest86+, you need to replace your RAM - it's defective.
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March 6, 2010 11:08:26 PM

well just wondering if my CPU and stuff is set up correctly.

But anyway, I RMAed the ram to newegg. Can someone help me choosing new ram?

I saw this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Truhls said:
Yep sorry, i try to steer everyone away from OCZ RAM now, its cheap for a reason. Stick to corsair or g.skill honestly.
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March 6, 2010 11:30:12 PM

Best answer selected by TheLastWang.
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March 7, 2010 2:46:58 AM

TheLastWang said:
well just wondering if my CPU and stuff is set up correctly.

But anyway, I RMAed the ram to newegg. Can someone help me choosing new ram?

I saw this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is what i would get get. it costs less and is faster.

And people getting errors with G.skill ram seems to be very few and far between. Seems they have really good quality control. But it still does happen. Lets just hope you dont get unlucky and have it happen twice in a row.
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