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Thread: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error




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    Default GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Hi

    I bought myself 4x1gb OCZ DDR2-800 Platinum Rev.2 RAM. I have a Gigabyte Ga-P35-DS3L motherboard.

    But unfortunately the ram doesn't work well. If all 4 sticks are in, it will get stuck when Win7 loads, or sometimes won't work at all. With 3 or less stick it will run for about 10 min before the pc crash.

    I had no issues with Chaintech ram. I also flashed the BIOS to the latest and ran memtest which showed lots of error or just hanged. The ram default timings are 4-4-4-15, but the motherboard sets it to 5-5-5-15. But even if I change it manually, it still doesn't work.

    Help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Load optimized defaults for a start.
    Don't load windows while you still get errors in memtest86+ (use latest vers.) files/file system may become corrupted.
    Check PC Health Status, if ram voltage is below ram spec set it manually as specified by the manufacturer.
    Try +0.1 MCH OverVoltage.
    4-4-4-15 timings are less likelyto work if 5-5-5-15 don't. Please post a screen capture of MemSet main(click >>) and SPD(click spd) windows. You can find it in http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...30/#post284762

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Thanks man! +0.2 Voltage did the trick!

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Good to hear.
    With 4-4-4-15 timings also? What does PC Health read for ram voltage?

    Just make sure you have enough air flow around the chipset HS and inside the case in general to keep it cooled. CPU stock fan supposed to keep it cool enough, a side fan may help also.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Will lowering the timings make it hotter?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Coenraad View Post
    Will lowering the timings make it hotter?
    If I said no I probably be wrong. But it would not get hotter just because the lower timings, it may get hotter because the higher performance. Nothing I would worry about.
    However the lower timings may require higher voltage.
    Is this the ram you have? What is PC Health reading for ram voltage?

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    Its 1.95v atm with the 0.2v bump. I see it's default is 1.9-2.1v, so I guess it's okay. Running at 4-4-4-15.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Might need more, run a few passes of memtest86+ before you start windows.
    Some more stressfull tests like 8+ hours Prime95/Orthos blend torture can help verify settings are stable.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    I ran memtest for 3 hours and it war stable. But with the ram installed my cpu is 75c under load, while it usually was 60c. Why does this happen?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3L Ram Error

    Which CPU temperature is 75c?
    Are those EasyTune/BIOS readings or core tems? These temps too high either way.
    What kind of case/fans do you have? Could be margins for improving air flow/case vantilation.
    What is the ambiant temperature.
    And most important, what CPU/CPU cooler? Have you removed the CPU and reinstalled it without re-applying thermal paste? What kind of thermal paste do you use?

    A simple test you can make is remove the side of the case and with room fan blowing on it see what temps you get then.

    EDIT: see that the CPU HS is seated properly.

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