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#1 krneki

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

I have a computer with following specifications:
MSI A8N Neo4
Athlon 3200+
3 GB RAM - 2x1GB CORSAIR VS1GB400C3 and 2x512MB GEIL GE1GB3200 BHDC

The problem is in BSOD for which I assume that they come from RAM, because minidump files point to random causes and NTOSKRNL is the one who always crashes.

I tested ram thoroughly with memtest86+, windows memory diagnostics, hci memtest and gold memory pro. All programs show up errors when all modules of RAM are inserted. Everything is fine when only GEIL RAM is inserted, so obviously CORSAIR causes problems. Memtest86+ once found an error with both sticks, but not when only one present. Same thing goes for HCI memtest. Gold memory pro finds problems with single module and when both modules are inserted at once (but it happened now twice that it didn't detect any errors after BIOS reset, so that's very strange).

Anyway, I tried with several different settings for RAM in BIOS, but without any outcome difference. Perhaps I didn't hit the proper settings, so I'm asking you to help me out with any useful ideas.

Here is BIOS menu for RAM: http://shrani.si/f/C/Sa/2iMVIO8s/img3443.jpg

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

My guess is then that one of the corsair memory modules is defective, I would run memtest86+ on each one individually-if only one throws errors, then that one is defective, and you should discontinue use of it. If there are errors on both, then check the RAM voltages in the BIOS, and the voltages they are designed to run at, if they differ that maybe the problem. If the voltages are correct, and they only show errors when the geil is installed, the memory types are probably incompatible.

Edited by the_patriot11, 08 July 2012 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

I can't change voltages in BIOS, at least I haven't found that setting.

Again:
1 stick - only Gold Memory test finds problems, no matter which stick I use
2 sticks - Gold Memory and HCI memtest find problems

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

Then my guess is either both sticks are defective or incompatible with the system for whatever reason (wrong voltage, or just plain incompatible, it happens sometimes) I would lean towards if its both sticks, their just incompatible. Just out of curiousity, what voltage are the corsair sticks supposed to run at, and can you find what the voltage the motherboard is supplying? And I dont know your BIOS, but the voltage settings are probably in the overclocking or advanced section of the BIOS.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

CPU-z with problematic CORSAIR RAM: http://shrani.si/f/3e/wx/2NdeLukR/cpu-z.jpg

Voltage was set on 2.65 V all the time, I changed it now to 2.50 and again, no difference.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

but what is the voltage supposed to be on the corsair ram? in any case, it just may not be compatible-sometimes certain brands of memory just plain dont work with certain motherboards.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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