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    New Ram Problems

    So once again, games started crashing. Ran a memtest+ v2.01 found some problems. However I really want to know what could be causing this. I mean this has happened to me several times now. My computer is not overclocked, the voltages are right.

    So faulty motherboard slots? Faulty PSU? I'm lost. I know that my sister turned my computer off when it was updating windows. You know vista is shutting down or starting up and it comes up with a three stage process. Could that of caused a problem?

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Ahem, I think you kinda answered your own question.

    "Memtest+ found some problems"

    Therefore, it's reasonable to conclude that your memory is faulty....

    As to what caused it, all things mechanical and electrical fail in time, some sooner than others. Hopefully your memory is still within the warrenty period and you can get replacements. If not, time to get some new RAM.

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Ahem, I think you kinda answered your own question.

    "Memtest+ found some problems"

    Therefore, it's reasonable to conclude that your memory is faulty....

    As to what caused it, all things mechanical and electrical fail in time, some sooner than others. Hopefully your memory is still within the warrenty period and you can get replacements. If not, time to get some new RAM.
    Yeah but I sent back the ram about 2 months ago. Will get it replaced under warranty.

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Is it the 4gig listed in your system specs?
    If so, have you raised the Northbridge voltage?
    This is commonly needed when running 4*1gig....or just generally 4 gig these days.
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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Is it the 4gig listed in your system specs?
    If so, have you raised the Northbridge voltage?
    This is commonly needed when running 4*1gig....or just generally 4 gig these days.
    Yeah, didn't know that. Mine is on auto. I would assume it would be done automatically. Will look into it. Need to find what the voltage is first tho.

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabobalis View Post
    Yeah, didn't know that. Mine is on auto. I would assume it would be done automatically. Will look into it. Need to find what the voltage is first tho.

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    I raised the NB voltage to 1.55v and still got errors.

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabobalis View Post
    I raised the NB voltage to 1.55v and still got errors.
    Why on earth did you think NB voltage was your RAM voltage ???? Put that back to normal ASAP!

    Under your BIOS, go to uGuru Utility -> Voltages Control -> DDR2 Voltages and increase that to 2v.

    Also make sure on the previous page, if it's not at "Auto", that the DDR2 ratio is set to whatever value produces 800MHz (on mine it's 1:1.20 (800) as my FSB is 333MHz)

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Why on earth did you think NB voltage was your RAM voltage ???? Put that back to normal ASAP!
    Do a forum search mate. Its practically a requirement when running 4 sticks, and sometimes when running 4gig even from 2 sticks
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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Ok, I found the faulty stick. I swear it came from the same slot that had the faulty stick the last time.

    So can the memory slot be faulty in some way?
    Also if there is a power cut, will components such as RAM get damaged every time?

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Some boards have issues with overvolting the RAM and killing it, but I'm sure it overvolts all the RAM rather than one particular slot. Yes power cuts can damage components if you have no surge protection. You can get a surge protector for a few quid:

    Belkin SurgeMaster 4-Way Surge Protector 1M Cable (£25,000 Warranty) - Ebuyer

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    Some boards have issues with overvolting the RAM and killing it, but I'm sure it overvolts all the RAM rather than one particular slot. Yes power cuts can damage components if you have no surge protection. You can get a surge protector for a few quid:

    Belkin SurgeMaster 4-Way Surge Protector 1M Cable (£25,000 Warranty) - Ebuyer
    I have a basic and crappy surge protector . I might upgrade.

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Do a forum search mate. Its practically a requirement when running 4 sticks, and sometimes when running 4gig even from 2 sticks
    I meant more on his board that it's not called NB voltage and is labelled DDR2 voltage...

    Setting your NB voltage to 1.55 is pretty close to the max, and may well fry the board..

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    Re: New Ram Problems

    1.55v isn't that high really.....

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