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Installed 4 1066 memory chips but system just crashing

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April 16, 2011 10:19:10 AM

I have just installed 4 memory chips but the system just kept crashing, system is a Q6600 with Asus P5K M/B with 4 Two Gb 1066 chips for a total of 8Gb chipset P35, whenever I tried to run it would just crash with a blue screen and a memory dump. Now I got it running by dropping the memory speed to 800, but I would like to be able to run at the rated 1066 if I can, have tried upping the memory voltage to 1.90 but no luck. Can anyone help please ?. The memory sticks are Crucial CT25664AA1067.K16F and I am of course running Windows 7 64 bit
April 16, 2011 10:31:40 AM

The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this motherboard supports up to DDR2 1066MHz
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April 16, 2011 10:32:15 AM

From Asus:
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The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz.
but it also says the MB can be tuned to 1066. If you really want to get that 1% extra speed available - at the most - you could try loosening the timings in the BIOS. Download CPUZ, see what it calls for in SPD, look for the higher numbers, but set those #s to the 1066 speed in BIOS.
Suggest you just take the 800.
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April 16, 2011 10:54:05 AM

Noworldorder said:
From Asus:
Quote:
The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz.
but it also says the MB can be tuned to 1066. If you really want to get that 1% extra speed available - at the most - you could try loosening the timings in the BIOS. Download CPUZ, see what it calls for in SPD, look for the higher numbers, but set those #s to the 1066 speed in BIOS.
Suggest you just take the 800.


Couldn't agree more with this post. The extra "speed" does little for ram. Having more ram does tons more. Just FYI my motherboard supports 1333 it can support 1600 which is what my ram actually is or 2000 but both are considered over clocking by my motherboard. Same is likely with yours results will vary when OC. Stick with the 800 you'll see absolutely no difference at all.
April 16, 2011 1:42:01 PM

Thank you all, mmmm I think that I will just leave things as they are at 800, the upgrade from 4 to 8Gb has done wonders and one thing that I have learned about computers is that if it's working DON'T mess around and if one is not quite sure what you are doing then don't do it lol. Once again my thanks to you all.
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April 16, 2011 3:31:24 PM

bobbyinrhyl said:
one thing that I have learned about computers is that if it's working DON'T mess around
Unless you know how to fix it :) 
bobbyinrhyl said:
,,,and if one is not quite sure what you are doing then don't do it
or....come to Toms and ask :hello: 
!