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EVGA 680i / TWIN2X2048-8500C5D issues


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I was building my computer yesterday while i was waiting for my RAM to come ( UPS is slow :[pouts: )


Basic specs:

Intel E6600

EVGA 680i A1

BFG 8800GTS 640mb


So i put it together, threw in some old RAM i had, and reinstalled XP. worked fine, installed newest BIOS and updated all my drivers.


So today my RAM came, TWIN2X2048-8500C5D, and i threw it in right away. It booted fine, left at 800mhz, and i left it running for about an hour running various programs like AIM, ventrilo, xfire. Then i restarted and posted at 1066 5-5-5-15 2.2v. Started fine, poked around for a few minutes, and then started Counter-Strike......ran for about 5 min and the computer shut off. Rebooted and continually shut off after windows loaded.


So i reposted at 800mhz and it loaded through windows, but then shut down again after 5 min of running counter-strike.


I have yet to run memtest on them, as i had to leave for work. But is this symptomatic of bad RAM? I though maybe it was my mobo, but it ran fine with my old RAM.




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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and then load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.2 volts and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and then test the module/modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure. In addition, with this MB you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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