Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Oh Poo...

  1. #1
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts

    Oh Poo...

    Just been testing the Geil value RAM (DDR2, 533MHz, 4-4-4-12, 1.8V) that I got from OCUK yesterday.

    Stuck 'em in my PC and set them to 800MHz, 5-5-5-15, 2.0V and left Memtest86 for a few mins, they failed after about 10 minutes, I left them for longer and even more errors came up

    So then I went into BIOS and changed them to 800MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1V and errors occured again.

    Then tried 667MHz, 5-5-5-15, 2.0V and they failed AGAIN.

    Lastly I stuck 'em at default values of 533MHz, normal V and 4-4-4-12 and they STILL bloody errored !

    So basically have I screwed them up by pushing them to 800MHz ? Shall I RMA them to OCUK ? Or... ?
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  2. #2
    Senior Member GSte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    1,538
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked
    76 times in 64 posts
    • GSte's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P6T Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • i7 920 @ 4.2GHz / TRUE
      • Memory:
      • 6GB GSkill 1600MHz cas6
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Barracuda, 2 x WD 500GB AAKS, 1TB Caviar Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX470
      • PSU:
      • NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W
      • Case:
      • X-Clio Windtunnel
      • Operating System:
      • XP Home, Vista Home Premium X64, Win7 Home X64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 245B
      • Internet:
      • Be Not So Happy
    If they're from OCUK they were probably shafted when you bought them. Both memory kits I got from them were..... probably company policy to save money sending them back to their suppliers

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    748
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    25 times in 25 posts
    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24" 1900x1200
      • Internet:
      • VM 100
    RMA them.

  4. #4
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Well, they are likely to error at 800mhz, given that they are value ram designed to run at 533mhz.

    You could well have damaged them by overvolting them. Ram is really easy to kill, even by accident.

    You could try a full cmos clear for a few hours with the ram out. When you put them back in, run them at stock settings.

    It could be a setting on your DS3, I know that on asus boards, having the legacy usb disabled stops the errors.

    Finally, be aware that Overcockers will charge you for testing, and wont refund any postage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  5. #5
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts
    Bah first my Crucial RAM wasn't in stock (was hoping to make a profit selling them on ebay) and now this...

    Damn you OCUK ! (Probably not their fault but need someone/thing to whinge at )
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  6. #6
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Well, they are likely to error at 800mhz, given that they are value ram designed to run at 533mhz.
    Looked at the reviews and the 667 version can get to 820MHz... but you're probs right.

    You could well have damaged them by overvolting them. Ram is really easy to kill, even by accident.
    Spec on Geil website says 1.8-2.1V so hopefully not.

    You could try a full cmos clear for a few hours with the ram out. When you put them back in, run them at stock settings.
    It could be a setting on your DS3, I know that on asus boards, having the legacy usb disabled stops the errors.
    Will try that later tonight, cheers

    Finally, be aware that Overcockers will charge you for testing, and wont refund any postage.

    Any chance of direct RMA to Geil ?

    Final thing is to test them stock in Windows, run a game for a bit and see if it BSODs, if not then maybe what you said about something interfering with Memtest might be right and I'll probably flog 'em on ebay. Just got 2GB of Corsair 667 for £47.17 delivered so it COULD turn out not so bad after all...
    Last edited by Sprite; 01-05-2007 at 07:41 PM.
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  7. #7
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts
    Update: Managed to play CS: S for nearly an hour with the RAM at 533, 4-4-4-12, 1.8V, maybe Memtest is just borked ?
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  8. #8
    sneaks quietly away. schmunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Wiki Wiki Wild West side... of Sussex
    Posts
    4,424
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked
    163 times in 121 posts
    • schmunk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit NF7-S v2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon-M 2500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB of Corsair BH-5 and 512MB of something else
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Seagate Barracuda
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon X800Pro, flashed to XT
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-M ~400W
      • Case:
      • Antec cheapy
      • Monitor(s):
      • AG Neovo F19 LCD
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 4MB/s
    Real life computing and Memtest are a long way apart...

  9. #9
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts
    So you think that if I put too much stress on the RAM it'll fail ?
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    832
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    I had a similar problem with the Geil 4-4-4-12 from Overcockers. It was the 6400 supposedly decent stuff.

    It errored constantly in memtest, and also in vista boot menu, at 1.8/1.9/2.0 and 2.1v and at a variety of speeds including auto.

    I RMAd it with memtest screenshots and they sent it straight back saying they found no errors (interestingly they didnt send any screenshots) and charged me £20 for the priviledge.

    I ended up ebaying it and lost £50.
    Last edited by tinners; 01-05-2007 at 09:25 PM.

  11. #11
    AKA daniel.phillips Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    47 times in 38 posts
    Ouch, well I'm definitely not sending it back to OCUK, might try and ebay it as I only paid £23.50 for it...
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



  12. #12
    Senior Member GSte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    1,538
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked
    76 times in 64 posts
    • GSte's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P6T Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • i7 920 @ 4.2GHz / TRUE
      • Memory:
      • 6GB GSkill 1600MHz cas6
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Barracuda, 2 x WD 500GB AAKS, 1TB Caviar Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX470
      • PSU:
      • NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W
      • Case:
      • X-Clio Windtunnel
      • Operating System:
      • XP Home, Vista Home Premium X64, Win7 Home X64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 245B
      • Internet:
      • Be Not So Happy
    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    I had a similar problem with the Geil 4-4-4-12 from Overcockers. It was the 6400 supposedly decent stuff.

    It errored constantly in memtest, and also in vista boot menu, at 1.8/1.9/2.0 and 2.1v and at a variety of speeds including auto.

    I RMAd it with memtest screenshots and they sent it straight back saying they found no errors (interestingly they didnt send any screenshots) and charged me £20 for the priviledge.

    I ended up ebaying it and lost £50.

    Exact same happened to me. Just threatened them with small claims court and they coughed up.

  13. #13
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post

    Any chance of direct RMA to Geil ?
    feel free to send it to Taiwan ...

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
    abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750,

    My HEXUS.trust abit forums

  14. #14
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Have you tried them in the other slots?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Reasons my credit raiting might be poo.
    By TheAnimus in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 14-08-2006, 08:47 PM
  2. Forza + X360 = Poo!
    By CocoPops in forum Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-12-2005, 10:30 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-11-2005, 02:50 AM
  4. Science museum has a poo idea
    By megah0 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15-07-2004, 02:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •