fishfish98 Posted November 20, 2013 Share Posted November 20, 2013 Long Story: So I decided to build a gaming computer about 3 months ago. I used the same specs that are in this video---->[ame] [/ame] These are the specs of my computer when I first built it ====================================================================== --Processor: AMD Athlon X4 750K Processor --Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Motherboard --Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Graphics Card --RAM: 4GB (1x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM <--------------------PROBLEM?? --Hard Drive: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive --Case: NZXT Source 210 Case --Power Supply: 430W Corsair CX430 Power Supply --OS: Windows 7 --Wifi: Asus PCE-N15 ========================================================================= I order all of the parts (some from newegg and some from amazon, all purchased brand new) and built the computer without a problem. Started up the computer and used it for gaming for around a month then I started to have some problems...I kept getting BSOD called "Memory Management" and other BSOD's that deal with problems with the RAM. I also used Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool and that said that there was some HardWare problems. So I thought that the RAM was bad and sent it in for a RMA. The RAM I recieved was different than the first. This new Corsair vengeance RAM that I got was now Black, no longer blue like when I first bought it. I didn't really think anything of it so I put the RAM in and still got the same errors and Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool still said hardware errors. So I contacted my local PC guy and asked him what could be wrong. He said I could be getting these errors because I am only using one single stick of RAM in my computer (1x4GB). He let me borrow a set of RAM that he had at his shop. The RAM has "Micro Center" on its packaging so I am assuming that is who the manufacturer is and has a frequency of 1333. I put this new RAM from him into my computer and everything worked fine! I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool again and it said there were no problems. So I came to the conclusion that I must have to buy another stick of RAM. I bought the EXACT SAME kind of RAM again (Corsair Vengeance (1x4GB) at 1600MHZ). Once I got this newly ordered RAM I put it in my computer, along with the previous stick of Corsair Vengeance that I had. Now I have 2x4GB of RAM so 8GB of RAM. However when I use both sticks of RAM I have very bad stability issues. I tested my computer with Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool and it said that there was some hardware problems still! So I tested each individual RAM stick in both of the RAM slots on my motherboard and found out that the original RAM that I owned (the one that was a RMA from Corsair) resulted in Hardware Problems with Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool. When I tested the New RAM (the RAM that I had just bought) Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool said that there was no hardware problems. So in short...RAM stick #1 (which is a RMA from Corsair) = BAD/DEFECTIVE RAM stick #2 (which I just bought brand new from NewEgg) = GOOD/WORKING So Should I send in the RAM that is saying there are hardware problems (RAM stick #1) in for another RMA? The other possibility that I have heard from somebody is that if I am going to be using two sticks of RAM I HAVE to buy two sticks of RAM together as a package or they will not work. As of today I have plans on sending the defective stick in for an RMA. This is very frustrating though because this would be the second time I would have to send it in... PLEASE HELP ME!! :( Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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