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Weird 4x4gb ram

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    8.1 Pro

    Weird 4x4gb ram


    Hi all,

    I am using 2x4gb crucial ballistix sports 1600mhz ram for a year now, last month I added 2x4gb extra ram to get 16gb at total.
    They are the same ram and my computer boots/works normal. I tested them all with memtest and no errors but the problem is, when I click on restart at windows or when I have to restart my computer after an update or driver installation, the computer wont restart.. I have to hold 5 sec the power button to shutdown and restart again, then I get a Overclocking failed message.

    I have the right settings 9-9-9-24 1.5v in BIOS.

    I really don't know the problem, should I set the volt to 1.55v?


    My specs:
    M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard
    fx 8320 cpu
    2x4gb Crucial Ballistix Sport 1.5v 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
    MSI R9 270x Hawk gpu
    520w Seasonic psu
    256gb Crucial mx100 SSD

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Yes, you can raise the RAM voltage (1.55v) and also relax the timing a little bit, say: 10-10-10-30. Even though you are using the same brand of RAM but sometimes different batch are slightly different in timing and that might cause the problem
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    8.1 Pro


    So that will work and I wont burn the ram? Never raised the voltages from ram before
    Ok, I will try that soon and post here the results.
    Will try 1.55v and the timings you said above.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Yes, you can raise the RAM voltage (1.55v) and also relax the timing a little bit, say: 10-10-10-30. Even though you are using the same brand of RAM but sometimes different batch are slightly different in timing and that might cause the problem
    Tested 10-10-10-30 and 1.55v, it didn't work. Then set the timings on auto so my motherboard would decide which timings, motherboard chose 11-11-11-28, I put 1.55v myself and it works till now. I rebooted 3 times with no issues. I think my problem is solved, thanks for your response and time!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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