I have just 2 sets of 3 sticks Corsair memory. 12gb in total. This is for my triple channel GA-X58A-UD3r motherboard. Each pack is rated 1.65v 9-9-9 24 1600mghz. Since this is the rating for one pack, should I change these values now that I have two?
Ran memtes86 and the tests passed... weird! In fact I had run memtest a week or so ago and because it came back with 'Passed' results consistently I though perhaps the motherboard was at fault.
Ran the Windows7 Memory diagnostics and the new ram failed and failed and failed. In fact the bad memory locked the pc up twice during the Windows 7 diagnostic and failed to even complete. The third time it came up with Bad memory error almost immediately, but then went on to complete the test finally giving the faulty mem result below.
Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-MemoryDiagnostics-Results Date: 03/11/2010 08:04:44 Event ID: 1202 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: OPTIMUSPRIME.jimscreechy.com Description: The Windows Memory Diagnostic tested the computer's memory and detected hardware errors. To identify and repair these problems, contact the computer manufacturer Event Xml: 1202 0 2 0 0 0x8000000000000000 14133 System OPTIMUSPRIME.jimscreechy.com Fail
Anyway RMA'd so just waiting on the return now.
Hopefully that will be the end to my woes. Just running on 3 sticks again and system is fine.
Thanks again guys
Yeah, it's always a good idea before rma'n your ram to check your board just in case, but since you already did it's still a good idead to make sure the board is good and ALWAYS check ALL memory slots.