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Corsair vengenace 8gb 1600mhz fails memtest at 1600mhz


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Just recently out of the blue i have been receiving these bsod messages. my pc was overclocked and stable with the the ram running at 1600mhz for a whole year before this started happening. The first Bsod happened when i was playing battlefield 4 and after that everything just went downhill from there So far i have scanned my hdd to see if there were any bad sectors and that wasnt it. i have ran memtest 86+ at 1333mhz for 11 hrs and there was no errors but if i ran the ram at 1600mhz which is the spd timing an error would popup in about an hr. these are the ram kits im using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345 and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186. i had to get the lp version cause of the huge air cooler on the cpu. Is the ram in my system degrading in quality and do i need to rma it?

i have the minidump and some files that i took from the bsod viewer. here are the files :









if any more info is needed just ask.


here are my specs:

OS: Windows 7 home edition 64 bit

Case: Raidmax Platinum

Motherboard:ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3

CPU: AMD fx 8350 (4.6ghz oc)

Cpu Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa 120mm

GPU: msi GTX 670, gtx 560 dedicated physx

Power Supply: Kingwin Kx 1000w

RAM:4x(16gb) CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600mhz

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb and 640gb

Bluray: LG Bluray Drive & Burner

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@Synthohol: from what i saw on the forums a while back when i bought the ram was that the lp version and the regular version of the vengeance series was the same ram just with different heat spreaders. its weird that my systems ram just became unstable out of nowhere after countless hours of using occt and other benchmarking and stability programs that showed that my system was indeed stable. also what is single rank memory and dual rank memory? this is the first time i have heard of this but i have only been dealing with pc hardware in the last 4 years. is this chart readily available on corsair's website cause its the first time i have seen that also. thanks for the reply
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Genreally even though the kits are the same memory Corsair can not guarantee that any two kits regardless of the same part numbers or not , will work together or not. Basically unless all your memory comes from one single tested package all bets are off.


However, since your have been running for some time, this isn't really much of an issue in your case. Let me rephrase that a little. It is and it isn't. It isn't currently since you've been running them for some time, But,if you find one of the kits to be bad and have it replaced, there is some chance that it won't play well with your remaining kit.


I would start out testing each stick individually at 1600mhz to see if you can isolate a failing stick. If it doesn't error pretty quick , let them run for about three passes each. Hopefully if it's memory related it should show fairly soon, Then you can RMA the offending kit.


One other thing to try is to add .5v to your memory voltage. Just for testing purposes and see if you still get errors in memtest with all four sticks installed.

also what is single rank memory and dual rank memory?

Single sided(chips on one side) or double sided(chips on both sides)


Let us know how every thing tests out.

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