I am inclined to think there is something wrong with one of your channels. Have you tried both sticks in the primary channel?
I think it might be one of my sticks. I thought they worked individually, but when I swapped out the ram in primary channel, the swap froze my windows again. I was also thinking, do i have to change anything in my BIOS for my RAM?
You should not they should just run at their SPD setting until you tweak speed.
i see. I'm going to exchange ram and go from there. keep you posted. Thanks for the help.
So I exchanged for another corsair xms3 and installed them both. THEY WORK!!! My pc is running real smooth. Thanks for the help.