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Old 11-13-09, 02:57 AM   #41
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Default Re: Really getting sick of this...

Well, this is certainly unexpected.

After sending in my bad stick of ram, Wintec tested it and said that it seems fine. So they've requested that I send them another stick of memory so they can replace the pair with a new matched pair (they're covering the shipping for the second stick).

I was a bit annoyed that I'd have to either use 2Gb of memory or settle for the 2x2Gb G.Skill DDR2-800 I had laying around if I wanted to game. This would have knocked a good 600Mhz off my clock speed since I'm not a fan of overclocking memory beyond its spec.

But just for kicks I decided to just throw the G.Skill memory in my system with the same 942Mhz bus speed set. I loosened the timings a bit to increase stability, but that may not have even been necessary. Its perfectly stable! Even with the Wintec memory in there as well, for a total of 6Gb it ran memtest for a half hour and the system has operated without a hitch for 3 hours now.

So... I had a bad stick of ram and now I've got 6Gb of RAM without effecting my overclock. This is totally unexpected but I'm really happy to have a little extra memory to let Windows 7 stretch its legs a bit more.

Today was a good day.
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 250Gb SATA - Athenatech A100BB.350 MicroATX Desktop - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
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