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Old 03-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Mixing Corsair and OCZ RAM

I'm having a problem I have two brands of ram that i want to put into my computer.
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) and
OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 SLI-READY EDITION DUAL CHANNEL (2x1 gb) so i have 4 sticks in all and i am putting them in corresponding colors..and it was worked for like 4 days then when i boot into windows it blue screens. this is my specs

windows 7 x64

gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L 775
intel quad core

oh and both have the same timings and latency and voltage

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mixing Corsair and OCZ RAM

Mixing Memory from different vendors = bad idea

It'll work in a lot of cases, but there's minor quirks to how each brand handles some things, so it can be a problem with how the timings are being done.

Also, download and run a copy of MemTest on your system. Let it run and see if any red pops up. If there is red, shut the system down, take out a couple of modules and re-run the test.

Ideally if you have the time, run the memtest on each stick of RAM individually, that way you can see if there's a bad module. If they all pass, then it might just be the setup that is the problem. It's not uncommon for problems in a PC to surface after normal use.
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