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June 27, 2012 12:10:27 PM

Hi, Im currently experiencing random reboots on "IDLE" on 2x4GB G Skill RIPJAWS X F3-12800CL9-4GBXL. No BSOD, after the reboots, the RAM LED blinks infinitely which means DRAM error based on the motherboard manual. I tried 4GB one stick ram and no problem idling on 8 HOURS. The reboot occurs only when im on IDLE when leaving my rendering/downloads. There is no problem while im using it, only when IDLE for 30-40 mins then it REBOOTS.

My specs:

intel core i7 3770
G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 2x4GB 1600 9-9-9-24
ASUS P8Z77 V LK
HD 6770
2x1TB HDD
Thermaltake 600w

windows 7 x64, BIOS is FULLY updated

NO overclocking done, BIOS at DEFAULT SETTINGS
Memory running at factory settings.

I tried 3 PSUs already but still same.
Only happens when running at dual channel 8GB

or do I need a specific BIOS settings. Im currently running at defaults.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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June 27, 2012 1:27:55 PM

Did you do the single stick test with both sticks or just with one?

If it was just with 1 and not the other, please switch them and do the test again with the other one.
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June 27, 2012 1:32:42 PM

i only tested with one ram, ill test the other one.
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June 27, 2012 1:43:00 PM

try to under clock your RAM to 1333 and make sure that the latency BIOS settings is 9-9-9-24
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June 27, 2012 2:16:50 PM

oxford373 said:
try to under clock your RAM to 1333 and make sure that the latency BIOS settings is 9-9-9-24


tried it already, no luck though
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June 27, 2012 2:37:47 PM

maybe it's the second slot on the motherboard that's giving you issues?
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June 27, 2012 2:46:23 PM

AntiZig said:
maybe it's the second slot on the motherboard that's giving you issues?


tried all four slots, problem still persists
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June 27, 2012 3:13:17 PM

did you try to underclock it to 1066
did you try your new RAM on other PC
even if your i3 running on 32 bit you can test each one separately,
ty to overvoltage it to 1.6v at 1600
any volt under 1.65 is safe
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June 27, 2012 3:17:45 PM

oxford373 said:
did you try to underclock it to 1066
did you try your new RAM on other PC


not yet, why would i underclock it to 1066 if i bought 1600, its better to RMA it if goes like that. I'll try in on my i3 PC but its only running 32bit OS
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June 27, 2012 4:01:47 PM

Do NOT over volt the ram to 1.6 as there is a risk of damaging your cpu that way.

But yes, lower it down to 1066 @ 9-9-9-24 just to see if that helps.

Have you ran Memtest?
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June 27, 2012 7:55:23 PM

What were the results of testing the 2nd stick individually?
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June 27, 2012 11:56:06 PM

Raiddinn said:
What were the results of testing the 2nd stick individually?


Both stick passed 3 hours of memtest individually. I think i solved my problem by reattaching all wires and connectors from psu to mb. I left it for 8 hours to render and it didnt reboot. Ill try to do 24hour stress test to see if finally fixed the problem. Btw i have set it to xmp mode.
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