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32GB on a Bulldozer platform RAM errors

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July 23, 2012 8:08:25 PM

I have been encountering many BSOD errors and have recently run memtest to see if my memory was the cause. when i ran it it came back with around a hundred thousand errors. i upped the voltage for my ram to 1.6v (stock is 1.5) and then ran memtest again and came back with 8 errors as soon as it hit test 5. help please i want to resolve these BSOD`s

I have another forum open for this that may help.... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/48517-63-bsod-daily

Here are my specs:

Graphics Card: Asus HD7970 GDDR5-DC2-3GD5

Memory: Gskill Ripjaw x 32gb (4x8gb)

PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold series 1000w ATX

CPU: AMD FX-8150 AM3+ 3.6Ghz

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A
July 23, 2012 8:34:19 PM

no idea why you bought amd but i will help

try inserting only 1 stick of ram at a time to see what is the problem and what stick is having the issues. then try them in pairs
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July 23, 2012 11:25:12 PM

what should i do for the voltages with only 1 stick?
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July 23, 2012 11:36:29 PM

would increasing the NB volts help at all
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July 23, 2012 11:38:55 PM

what's your ram speed ?
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July 23, 2012 11:44:57 PM

NB is north bridge. its the controller between ram and cpu. my current ram speed are untouched, still at stock which in cpu-z it says my dram frequency is 671.2mhz
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July 23, 2012 11:48:00 PM

yeah just try them one stick at a time
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July 23, 2012 11:49:52 PM

is your mobo UD3 or D3
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July 24, 2012 12:06:18 AM

did you get the latest version of the bios?
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July 24, 2012 12:10:05 AM

yes the bios is the most recent
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July 24, 2012 12:35:09 AM

on the D3's cpu support list it doesn't support the FX 8150
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July 24, 2012 12:37:51 AM

it does with the latest bios..... as long as it supports am3+
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July 24, 2012 12:41:00 AM

my bad its UD3.......
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July 24, 2012 12:43:05 AM

correction! it is the D3
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July 24, 2012 12:43:10 AM

only thing i could suggest is try a different pair of ram and see if the problem precise ? if it doesn't you have bad ram and if it does it could be a bad board ?
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July 24, 2012 1:04:13 AM

Just sounds like you probably have a stick of two of bad
RAM in there.


What are you doing that requires 32GB of ram though?
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July 24, 2012 1:23:55 AM

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Yeah, I see in the specs that it supports 32GB. What are your cpu temps like when testing?


i have the corsair h100 cpu cooler, my temps never go beyond 40 celcius
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July 24, 2012 1:25:32 AM

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Judging by your GPU choice... this must be a gaming build.... correct?

If so... why the hell you got 32GB of RAM????????


The system is used for many things, majority of it is gaming yes. this is my first built and i dint really know what was alot of ram or not. i choose 32gb because i figured it would be good for multitasking and gaming
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July 24, 2012 1:26:57 AM

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Have you tried using one stick at a time in each slot and finding out if one of the sticks/slots is giving errors? That usually works for me. I hate memory errors, they can be a bugger to figure out. Your motherboard does support 32GB of memory, correct?


no i have not isolated the sticks yet
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July 24, 2012 1:41:17 AM

can you even open 10,000 tabs on windows?
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July 24, 2012 2:46:17 AM

You use 32GB for the exact same reason you use 16GB, because you can.

It's so you can walk up to that weenie in the IT department and upon him bragging about his gaming system with a mere 8GB of memory, you can whip out your 32GB monstar and smack him on the face with it. You can sleep well at night knowing your ruler notch goes all the way to 32.
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July 24, 2012 3:43:27 AM

Best answer selected by marcus8h.
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July 24, 2012 4:20:16 AM

If you are using all 4 DIMM slots, you almost always want to use a 2T command rate.
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