But in the beginning i was experiencing spontaneous reboots so after reading on several forums and running various tests i narrowed it down to being the memory that failed (with multiple errors in Memtest86+). I tried running each of the memory modules in pairs of 2 and all of them ran at DDR3-1600 with no errors. But as soon as all 4 modules were inserted the errors occured. So as suggested on forums i tried adjusting the voltages, but this only increased the number of errors. Finally i adjusted the RAM clock from DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1333 and now I am running without errors - but dissapointed that my RAM does not deliever what was promised.
In your expert opions, what is the issue here? (and how can i fix it?)
Thank you very much in advance for your help!
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Have you tired xmp
I tried the XMP profile i could choose i bios but it only prompted more errors so i put it back on default.
When you had success (no errors), did you only use sockets 1&2 (or whatever they are labeled)? Try using 1 or 2 modules in the other sockets (sockets you'd use when populating with 3 or 4 modules total) and see if the memtest errors come back.
Basically, could be a bad socket(s) on the mobo...
Is that memory supported by your mobo? You didn't list the model so cant' really help.
Psaus: I tried all combinations of modules and sockets and as long as i only have 2 modules in it runs with no errors.
Geekapproved: My memory is this: CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B - Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4 GB or are you asking about the mobo? I think i found these RAMs to be recommended on a forum somewhere, but not 100% certain.
When attempting to run them at 1600, did you have them set to 1.5v/9-9-9-24?
geekapproved: Yes, i couldnt change anything but the voltage but the rest was locked at 9-9-9-24. Do i need to unluck the timings somewhere?
That memory is not on the mobo support list, but these are: