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December 25, 2010 8:12:25 PM

got a set of g skill 2x4gb 1333ghz modules today and my system recognizes it but when i put the computer asleep it goes to sleep but wakes up saying it was shut down improperly. this shuts down anything that i had up so does anyone have an idea of how to solve this problem or do i need to return them for new ones?

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a c 347 } Memory
December 25, 2010 8:59:12 PM

It could be incompatible RAM, you need to post your MOBO and ALL of the RAM part-numbers {or link to all RAM}.

Otherwise, check your RAM with G.SKILL -> http://gskill.com/configurator.php
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December 25, 2010 9:13:27 PM

its a toshiba satellite a665 so mobo idk. the ram model number is f3-10666cl9d-8gbsq
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a c 347 } Memory
December 25, 2010 9:53:38 PM

G.GKILL's configuration isn't working, and Notebook RAM is VERY picky therefore contact G.SKILL http://gskill.com/contactus.php .

There are a TON of A665 models so IDK. I typically recommend Crucial because their configuration is 'the best.'

I would suggest that you run Check Disk procedure:
Click My Computer, and then right-click {C:} drive.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Click Check Now button, and select both options {Automatically... & Scan...}
Click Start and schedule
Restart
/this procedure will rule-out both corrupt System Files and Corrupted Sectors on the HDD. It's good routine maintenance.

At the very least in the BIOS, I would enter the BIOS and "Load Defaults/Optimized", and if your manual has a Clear CMOS procedure the follow it; you'll need to reenter Date & Time info.

Next, if your BIOS allows you to manually configure the RAM then you should enter the Speed, CAS and Voltage in the BIOS.
F3-10666CL9D-8GBSQ http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=144
1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5V


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December 25, 2010 10:09:17 PM

will doing the bois thing erase anything?
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a c 347 } Memory
December 25, 2010 10:23:57 PM

No, everything I posted here is non evasive, and the 'Check Disk procedure' is performed as routine maintenance on all of my PCs. Both options take ~ 20 minutes.

Also, if you 'screw-up' manually setting the BIOS then just "Load Defaults/Optimized", Save & Exit = 'Yes'. I've found 'most' Notebook BIOS to be VERY limited, and I'm not even certain that you can access the CAS settings. But I'm pretty sure you can set the DRAM Frequency = 1333 MHz.

The S1~S4 Sleep modes rely on uncorrupted writes to the HDD, and 8GB is a lot of writing. You can also test Sleep Mode with PassMark's Sleeper -> http://www.passmark.com/products/sleeper.htm

Keep in mind my initial post "It could be incompatible RAM..."
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a c 347 } Memory
December 25, 2010 10:33:07 PM

Also, as maintenance -- let's clear the OLD PAGE file; see the image below. Click 'No Page File' and set then restart. Afterwards, click on Automatically manage Page File and restart.
/That does erase the old page file, but again it's another maintenance item. It is a temporary system scratch file. My way is less evasive than Microsoft's -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834
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December 26, 2010 1:04:56 AM

hdd is good and did the virtual ram thing. i emailed g skill so hopefully they can help me out. the one thing is that this laptop is actaully a loaner till my lenovo y560 is fixed so do you know if it will work right with that model? i have this for about another month
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a c 347 } Memory
December 26, 2010 2:41:09 PM

Ask G.SKILL, as I mentioned Laptop RAM is a 'finicky' thing. I would be way more concerned about getting RAM suitable for your non-loaner Laptop.
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December 26, 2010 3:30:16 PM

i dont have it so i dont know how. maybe they would know what laptops their memory works on for sure?
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December 27, 2010 1:39:04 PM

G.SKILL 'should' know if their Laptop RAM will or will not work; this is why I recommend that you contact G.SKILL. I would request 100% confirmation over 'it should' -- if you get a should then I would exchange for Crucial and use their configuration.
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January 6, 2011 12:37:58 AM

Best answer selected by cbrunnem.
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