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2nd Corsair Vengeance to fail within 6 months

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December 3, 2012 10:34:35 AM

Hello,
Community my corsair Vengeance appears to have failed again :(  the 2nd time in under 6 months and i want to make sure the action i take next is the correct one from my understanding statistically it might be another problem in my set up im running a asrock z77 extreme 4 and a seasonic 520 bronze power supply ive run windows memory diagnostic and just about to do a memtest86+ but i am better off just buying different ram? (which im learning towards) or sending this RMA?
a b } Memory
December 3, 2012 11:19:23 AM

What exactly is your problem, there might be a fair chance that it not failed at all and there is some other problem.
December 3, 2012 11:28:30 AM

constant BSOD with memory management failures, installing games just a systerm shutdown, google chrome playing a aww snap message
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a b } Memory
December 3, 2012 11:39:36 AM

Have you tried different combination of ram cards in different slots?
December 3, 2012 11:58:38 AM

yes from a1 to b2 (that's how there are describe on my mobo) and it seems alittle more stable because before it wouldnt even let me install windows
December 3, 2012 12:02:57 PM

ive just enable xms 1.2 profile to see if that does any better also matched the timings too in bios which ive also updated
a b } Memory
December 3, 2012 12:13:52 PM

Do you only have vengeance or something else also installed with different specs like operating voltage, timings.
Your vengeance is also of same version, operating voltage, right.
December 3, 2012 12:37:09 PM

just two sticks of vengeance installed installed from the same package
a b } Memory
December 3, 2012 12:44:02 PM

I also hope you have all the timings, voltage set in your bios favoring the card. Try increasing the timings to 10-10-10-28 although I really think that this is completely a ram card issue.at
Ast try resetting the bios settings and try again.
December 3, 2012 1:21:42 PM

it seems to be stable with the xmp profile on played planetside 2 for a good 30 minutes where before i would get 5 if im lucky not had any restarts in the last hour so hopefully its fixed ? thanks for your help
December 3, 2012 1:32:35 PM

no spoke too soon tryed installed windows 7 service pack 1 memory error blue screen of death
a b ) Power supply
a b } Memory
December 3, 2012 1:51:07 PM

You need to list all your hardware and the exact memory model. There are many different ram modules identified by the Vengeance name.

You also need to include the CPU and state if it is overclocked. The memory controller resides there and heat or improper voltage to the CPU might also cause these symptoms.

Or, you could need a BIOS update.
December 4, 2012 11:15:50 AM

Bios has been updated :) 

hardware as follows
Sea Sonic S12II-520Bronze
intel i5 3570k
Samsung 830 SSD
Sapphire 7850
Corsair Vengeance Gold 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G) [CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G]

at this moment im running 1 stick (4gb) and it seems to work just fine so far! so im thinking its the other stick also im running the momery at 1.35v with 9-9-9-24 latency
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2012 3:12:33 PM

could be the voltage settings for the NB and memory or just memory settings?
a b ) Power supply
a b } Memory
December 4, 2012 5:08:49 PM

I don't think the RAM is physically different than the 1.5V kits. It's just been cherry picked to run at the lower voltage. You might try bumping up the voltage to 1.4V to see if both sticks will run.

How are your CPU temps? It's a small sample, but so far I've seen about 25% of these threads ending up with an overheated CPU along with the failing RAM.
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