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    Default Question for you memory gurus

    Which way would you deal with this?



    i7 920 on x58 ud5 @4.0

    was running with 3GB ram but ran into low mem warnings when I started running a third prog.

    Only other kit of same voltage and timings I have is a dual channel 2*2GB kit

    So I just installed that too Is it better to lose one of the single gig sticks and run dual channel 6GB or leave as 7GB ???

    I can't test this till the weekend so who can answer this before then?
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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    ok memory help me to remember thing...

    You're mixing mem here, dual and triple modules together. Triple channel can run as dual channel as long you don't use up all three dimm slots or six.
    But mix match mem are not guarantee to compatible thought.

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    I never mix memory of any type. I have seen way to many problem, that are just impossible to trouble shoot. I don't even like mixing memory for different manufactures, even with the exact same specs.

    Do yourself a favor and stick to matched memory.

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Sounds like you have your paging file disabled ....

    Also check if all memory is registering in windows..... To tight on heatsink will sometimes make all memory not showing.

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    What are you running that's max'ing out your memory usage?!? Renderings?

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Sounds like you have your paging file disabled ....

    Also check if all memory is registering in windows..... To tight on heatsink will sometimes make all memory not showing.
    he didn't say anything about loosing his memory, his rig only have 3Gb and he has resource hogger.

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    he didn't say anything about loosing his memory, his rig only have 3Gb and he has resource hogger.
    Never said windows never showed it. That could be the problem too.

    Trying to cover all the possibilities.......

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post

    was running with 3GB ram but ran into low mem warnings when I started running a third prog.
    Indirectly said....
    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Never said windows never showed it. That could be the problem too.

    Trying to cover all the possibilities.......

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Indirectly said....
    Indirectly gave possibilities

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    The program that was flagged up to close was Majestic 12's search bot.

    I have had no warnings since but running world community grid itself is not a hog, however running 6,7,or 8 instances of some of the medical research can push things a bit.

    I will run some simple tests this weekend to see just what is happening
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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    With my i7 920 on the 6t prem V2 3 gigs trichannel RAM was pretty low for certain apps (used 80%+) so system was boggy at times.
    Put in trichannel 6 Gb kit & now only ever use 40% max - now system is snappy & fast

    However lost the OC 4.0 Gig speed with the 3 Gig RAM & now can only get it to ~3.7GHz with 6Gigs RAM
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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Doug; you need more QPI voltage when you installed high capacity memory.

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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Deton,
    TX for the reply...

    When I switched to 6 gigs of matched tri-channel RAM kit, I had the guy come over to re-OC my rig & he couldn't get it stable @ 4GHz like he was able to with the 3 Gigs RAM. Since I don't understand any of that type of BIOS tweeking I don't have a clue why it wouldn't go back to 4.
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    Default Re: Question for you memory gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougofthenorth View Post
    Deton,
    TX for the reply...

    When I switched to 6 gigs of matched tri-channel RAM kit, I had the guy come over to re-OC my rig & he couldn't get it stable @ 4GHz like he was able to with the 3 Gigs RAM. Since I don't understand any of that type of BIOS tweeking I don't have a clue why it wouldn't go back to 4.
    more RAM more stress on the CPU as well therefore you might have to tweak CPU's voltage and QPI as well.

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