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March 5, 2012 6:58:26 PM

Hello,
In a few words: I want to set up 6gb of ram on my pc i have 1 kingston 2Gb and 2 Corsair of 2 Gb each. How can i do that?

The long version:
I want to put 6Gb Ram on my machine. I already have 2Gb on it. When i tried to install the other 2 memories (2GB each) the system crashed when it loged on windows and a blue screen apeared and shut down the pc for protection as it stated.
After that i installed only 4 Gb and it worked smothely for 3 months. But yesterday i tried again to put the other memory in and the same problem came up i unpluged it and set it as it was before but no it doesn't even work with 4Gb!

My System:

AMD Athlon II X4 640

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H rev1.3
AMD RS880 + SB750
DDR2-SDRAM

Sapphire RADEON HD 5450
ATI RADEON HD 5450/5470/5490/5530/6230/6250/6290 (CEDAR PRO)

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) Build 7601

-Kingston 2Gb
-Corsair 2 X 2Gb CM2X2048-6400C5C 800 Mhz 1.8V 5-5-5-18

sorry for the double post but it is also a gigabyte issue as well as a corsair issue

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a b V Motherboard
March 5, 2012 7:20:40 PM

Looks like is just the timing issue between the RAM .... but you can do more testing

Just Test the 2x2GB Standalone

and Test the 1x 2GB ( Kingston Standalone)

how to test the RAM if you don't know..
http://www.sonexpc.com/support/how/1/0002

If both is OK.... then you better don't mix together....They just don't like each other...
March 5, 2012 7:33:00 PM

this " and Test the 1x 2GB ( Kingston Standalone) " works!

this "Just Test the 2x2GB Standalone " for some reason failed i got the blue screen. I put the memories in DDR2_1 and DDR2_2 sockets.

When i had the kingston in DDR2_1 and one of the corsair in DDR2_3 it worked smoothely from months and i had 4Gb of Ram...

I'll do the tests and i;ll get back to you again.
Thanks for your responce !
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a b V Motherboard
March 5, 2012 8:07:27 PM

Look like one of the corsair have problem....
March 8, 2012 9:01:58 PM

yes you were right!
it just never crossed my mind that one of the rams would be dead on arrival the store was trustworthy or so i thought.
They replaced my faulty rams with new ones and now i have 6Gb Ram installed.
Thanks a lot for your responces!

Last question: Shall i chose the option at BIOS menu "load optimized settigns" or it is possible that it will ruin everything?
a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2012 9:08:42 PM

I think your RAM support X.M.P.... just enable that one.... should be fien...
March 10, 2012 8:25:22 AM

Ok thank you.

Problem solved the topic may be closed :) 
!