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ram fails wmd when in dual channel.

Discussion in 'Memory' started by steelwolf, 18 Feb 2010.

  1. steelwolf


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 169

    Pretty much as per title. When i have my 2 matched sticks of ocz 1066 ram in slots 1 and 3 to run dual channel i start getting bsod etc. I ran wmd and it fails on everything.

    any ideas?
  2. mymorph

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 1,179

    have you tried running in the other 2 channels? and the colours do matchup?
    other than that try running unganged (if you arnt already)

    1 more thing is your system overclocked?
  3. mame


    Joined: 16 Jul 2007

    Posts: 7,689

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Manually set the timings in the BIOS and most important, set the VDIMM all to the manufacturers specs.
  4. steelwolf


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 169

    hi, i set the voltage of the ram in bios but it was still failing. It seems to be random. Dual channel is not the culprit as i first thought. Sometimes it will pass wmd no bother and the next time it will fail everything.

    I get constant bsod with them. I have the NB voltage set to auto though. Do you think upping this would sort the problem.

    Also could anyone tell me where i can set the timing in the bios for an m3a79-t mb as i have had a look but cant find it.

    System was overclocked at the start but i put everything back to default when i was having trouble getting it stable, now i cant even get it stable at default settings :(
  5. Tiamat21


    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

    Posts: 757

    Location: North-East England

    try reset the bios via the jumpers. and if taht doesn't work. The RAM sticks might be faulty.
  6. steelwolf


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 169

    The settings i have are default atm, currently i have ,y old ram in and its working fine. its just whenever i try and run the ocz ram that i get problems.
  7. steelwolf


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 169

    Psu just died on me so set up my old 450w supply to get going. Could it be possible that a failing psu could cause voltages to vary?
  8. Corasik


    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,002

    Location: West Midlands

    A failing PSU could cause errors not just in memory, but also the memory controller, and the cpu, all of which would cause memory test errors.
  9. Fatboy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Its possible. If you still have no joy please call support tomorrow they will be able to give you advice over the phone.