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    i7 memory issue

    i have just built a i7 based machine and the i have an issue with the memory. when i boot most of the time the machine only detects 4 out of 6 sticks of memory windows can see the memory but says only 8gb usable. in order to get it to detect all 6 sticks reliably i have to run 1.665v through the memory

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    6x2gb ocz gold rated to run at the bare minimum 9-9-9-20 @1.65v
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    Any help please
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    Re: i7 memory issue

    6 DIMMs eh?

    I'd be plumping for some voltages needing to be raised slightly to handle them
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    Re: i7 memory issue

    according to the spd tables they default to 1.5v dunno what ocz were smoking when they wrote them but i want some.
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    Re: i7 memory issue

    OCZ are still putting out waffy SPD tables?

    I would have thought they had learnt by now...
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    Re: i7 memory issue

    up the qpi volts & maybe cpu pll

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    Re: i7 memory issue

    1.665v is too high for an i7 though init?

    Have you tried swapping them about in the slots.. When I had an i7 I had problems getting it to boot so put them all in a different order and after that it worked fine..

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    Re: i7 memory issue

    im going to fiddle in more depth next week as i have a week of not much planned
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    Re: i7 memory issue

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    im going to fiddle in more depth next week as i have a week of not much planned
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