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#1 jayme1112

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 04:21 AM

I have 2x4gb ddr3 1600mhz 99924 1.5v in dimm slots 1 and 3 manufacturer panram (dual channel)

I have 2x2gb ddr3 1600mhz 99924 1.5v in dimm slots 2 and 4 manufacturer crucial (dual channel)

 

here is the issue that I am having: with just the 2x4 gbs installed, everything functions as it should. however when i install the additional 2x2 gbs I run into problems. the pc boots and runs okay but that's about the extent of it. I have the case latency timing and voltage set accordingly in the bios but for whatever reason speecy and cpu z detect the modules in the wrong dimm slots. dimm slots 1 and 2 show 4096 and 3 and 4 show 2048. shouldn't 1 and 3 show 4096 and 2 and 4 show 2048? I also noticed that with all 12 gbs installed, cool and quiet won't idle down the cpu frequency automatically. it takes about 15 minutes for it to register and down clock accordingly. where as with the original 2x4 gbs  this did not happen. any insight would be appreciated!

 

specs:

cpu fx 8350

mb msi 970 gaming

ram see above

hdd wd 1tb

ssd Kingston 120gb

gpu r9 280x

cooler liqtech 120x

psu ocz 550m



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

Are you sure you got them in the appropriate slots for dual channel? Most motherboard manufacturers color code the. Some are 1 and 2 make one channel and 3 and 4 make the other, while some 1 and 3 make one channel and 2 and 4 make the other. Like I said they're usually color coded, but if there's any doubt refer to the manual.

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#3 jayme1112

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:49 PM

yes they are in the correct slots. on my MB (1 & 3) (2 & 4) are paired together. my MB memory dimm slots are not color coded. so i definitely did refer to the manual to make sure. thanks for the input anyway!

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:48 PM

yes they are in the correct slots. on my MB (1 & 3) (2 & 4) are paired together. my MB memory dimm slots are not color coded. so i definitely did refer to the manual to make sure. thanks for the input anyway!

 

I was just double checking, I assumed you did, but it never hurts to check the basics. captain chickens video there is very, very informative-ideally you always want to match up all your memory, brand, timing, speed, and voltage. If you mix speeds, they will all run at the speed of the lowest sticks, and some memory doesnt run very well at a lower clock speed. The same rule applies to the timing, all the ram will run at the same timing as the slowest timed stick, and again, you may run into performance issues, because manufacturers design memory sticks to run at a certain timing-and they often dont run at different timings, or at least not very well. Voltage, is usually the big thing-if the two different ram sticks run different voltages-even minute, it can cause severe issues. 

 

Im going to guess with your information you provided, that the problem is not in your voltage, but rather an incomatibility with the speed or timing, and probably the only thing you can do about it is buy a matching set of Ram. Id match up everything for best performance-brand, speed, timing, and voltage. If not possible, find ram that is identical in speed, timing and voltage.


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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 02 February 2016 - 04:00 AM

THANKS!




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