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11-06-2011, 03:37 AM #1
Why do rams fail so much
I had a 1GB X 2 Corsair rams. Later i replaced them with 2GB X 2 for more memories. However, one of the 2 Gigs failed and i switched back to my 1gigs. And then i find out these rams are faulty too.. This gave me the explanation to the occassional blue screen that would happen. I ran a test using memtest 86 through a flash drive and it definitely showed a lot of errors. I mean.. i was going to get RMA for my 2Gigs but now i don't even want to. Can anyone recommend me a more stable ram that can actually be worthwhile? i just needMy system infos are in my sig. Thanks
11-06-2011, 03:52 AM #2
Are you sure the settings for the memory timings and voltages were correct? not just set to auto and assumed to be right?
for both sets of ram to go bad in the same board makes me suspect that somethign else is making them fail. most ram will last for a long time. i have 30 pin ram here that still works. it's no longer in use but was used over ten years befpore retirement. i have several sets of ddr that have been in use since 2008 or so and work fine. some of it may be older than that.
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11-06-2011, 10:43 PM #3
I have some DDR that has been in use since 2002. RAM doesn't fail that easy so it leads me to assume your settings aren't set right. Go in the bios and manually set all your timings, voltage, and speed.Univac
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11-07-2011, 07:49 AM #4
Just a FYI, memtest will fail on perfectly good memory sticks if your memory settings or voltages are incorrect.Setup:#1 Intel i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz, Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3, Memory: Gskill Ripjaws 2133 2x4GB
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I believe faulty RAM slot on the motherboard can cause problems too.
11-15-2011, 09:18 PM #6
RAM is pretty reliable. Voltage and clock speed settings can easily make RAM appear to be bad.
Try resetting the BIOS to default values and rerun the tests. Overclocking is fun, but it can have huge impacts on system reliability.
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