I'm new with the forums and I don't know where do I have to put this thread. Sorry if i'm wrong.
I bought my pc for about a year and a half. My Pc specs are:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68-UD4 (with last bios version updated)
PSU: Corsair HX 850W
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 6950 OC
Processor: i7-2600k @stock
Operating system: windows 7 ultimate 64bits
RAM: Gskill Ripjaw 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24(CL8) 1.5V. I have 16 GB (4 x 4GB)
Problem: My pc freezes and sound remain blocked like a disk striped (When playing or watching movies)
My problem is related to the upgrade of the ram. Since 2 weeks ago I had 2 RAM stick (8GB) and all worked fine, without changing anything in the bios. I didn't changed the timings to 8-8-8-24 (by default were 11-11-11-27) but it was working well. Two weeks ago I recieved another 2 sticks of the same RAM. I was testing them until yesterday and no problems at all, so they worked fine.
Yesterday I putted all 4 sticks together and the problems started. Randomly freezes when playing BF3 and when waching movies. I checked the bios and activated "profile1" in XMP, the timings where changed to 8-8-8-24 and voltage was 1.5(voltage always has been setted in 1.5V in [auto] mode) (supposedly what it has to be) . That didn't work so y assigned the timmings manually desactivating the XMP profile but no result. It's running at 1600Mhz (no 1333Mhz) i guess that is something related with the voltage...I don't know...but in sandy Bridge it has to be 1.5V, am I right?
Guys, any help?
PD: sometimes I can be playing about 30' without any freeze
I think that once again it's confirmed that when upgrading memory one should buy compatible kits and not separate RAM modules or kits, even if similar.
The modules in a kit are guaranteed as working together at the advertised specs.
When buying RAMs, use manufacturers configurators for finding compatible memory kits with the motherboard.
Try clearing the CMOS in BIOS and see if it does help. Lowering the frequency might also help.
Thanks for your reply =) It seems that is working! I have only tested with : DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.50V and no freezes yet. The only difference that I noticed at the bios is that the cpu voltage raised up to 1.3 (but in cpu Z the maximum is 1.24). May I try DDR3-1333 8-8-8-24 1.50V???
Finally after using both combinations I decided to keep the 8-8-8-24 1300mhz. With the other one I got some freezes after a long time in use. Thanks for the benchmark's page! As soon as I make the test I'll post it here for all of u to see them. Maybe I'll try some other combinations thanks 4 all and see u soon!!!!