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    Default GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    So, I've run a bunch of memtests and had a ton of failures. I'm trying to determine which component is giving me problems.

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    Intel i3 530
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Silverline DDR3 1333 9-9-9-24
    Gigabyte GM-H57M-USB3 F5

    Soon after doing a fresh install of Windows 7 I started problems. Applications began crashing randomly, then I started getting the BSOD. Now, three or four days after the fresh install Windows is crashing all the time. I started with memtest and the results aren't pretty.

    Going from left, at the CPU, to right ram stick one failed, failed, passed and failed then on a second try failed, passed, passed and failed. The second stick failed, failed,passed and failed. Then it failed, failed, failed and failed.

    I'm thinking it's two bad sticks of ram, but why does stick one work consistantly (6 passes) in the third slot?

    Any insight is appreciated. I you need any more info let me know. On stick two the failures occur around 300MB. and/or 1300MB in all four slots. I don't have that info recorded for stick one. Also they fail earlier in some slots than others. Stick two for instance fails firstly in test 5 or 6 in most slots, but only fails in test 8 in the third slot.



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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    first i would clear cmos and load optimized defaults,try with just one stick installed then test with the other stick..also what qpi and dram voltages are you using??
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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    I started by restoring the safe defaults. Each stick of ram was tested individually in the various slots. Dunno the other settings, ill check in a bit...but the ram should be at its stock 1.5v

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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    you can use upto 1.66 dram voltage,and i would set qpi voltage to 1.250000v as auto will overvolt,test with those voltages and see if you get errors
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    Fail Safe BIOS settings are not good, please start with Optimized.

    Then set your ram voltage and test each stick one at a time again in the same slot for each test, sounds like you may possibly have two faulty sticks.

    Which Mushkin Model do you have exactly?

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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    This is a link to the specific RAM I got:
    996768 - 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 9-9-9-24 Silverline (Dual Kit)

    Set to optimized defaults and the voltages were auto set to:
    QPI: 1.10v
    DRAM: 1.5v

    I bumped the QPI up to 1.25v and set DRAM to 1.5v instead of auto.


    One weird thing is that memtest86+ is showing...
    Settings: RAM : 2066MHz (DDR3-4132)
    However, the clock in the BIOS is set and reading to 1333MHz

    Anyhow, I ran through the memtests again and stick 1 passed everything, stick 2 failed around 260MB and/or 1300MB consistently. I assume this signifies that only stick 2 is bad and needs replacing?

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    Default Re: GA-H57M-USB3 Diagnostic Help

    Yes, it does sound like stick 2 may be faulty then.

    You will most likely need to RMA the set though, but you can ask the Mushkin fellas if they can make an exception for you here
    Mushkin Enhanced Forums &bull; Index page

    You may just need more QPI/Vtt though, I would try testing again each stick one by one in the same slot using 1.2-1.25 QPI/Vtt and 1.5-1.6 Vdimm

    Memtest86+ issue is likely just a cosmetic error, are you using the latest version? If so, he may just have not updated it yet for H57 chipset is all

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