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Additional GSkill Memory BSOD

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November 28, 2012 11:04:58 PM

I've had my computer for about 3 years with G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 and everything has been fine. I just purchased another set of identical memory (2 x 2GB) and now I get BSOD randomly. Take out the new memory and everything is okay again.

Motherboard should handle up to 16GB. Haven't changed anything in my BIOS, no overclocking. I know just enough to put this system together.

I've looked through a lot of similar issues in the forums and have come up empty so far. Any ideas? Any more information I can provide?

Thanks!!


Specs with the original 4GB:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45T-UD3LR
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 3126MB used, 5060MB available
November 28, 2012 11:23:11 PM

Did you have a check to see if the voltage of the new memory sticks match the voltage of the old set of memory sticks, do the ram timings match?
Maybe a small voltage increase may sort the problem out.
Make sure if it is standard memory it is set to that in the bios, and not EEC mode.
Check to see if you have an option to run the memory in ganged or un ganged mode.
Make sure it is ganged if the case.
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November 28, 2012 11:35:49 PM

About the best I can guess is also a small memory voltage bump. I know i needed one for 4 sticks on my P35 board(that was DDR2, but you get the point). So lets say it is rated for 1.50 try 1.55 or 1.60.

Another option may be to drop the speed to 1333. I do not think you are loosing anything on that cpu.

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