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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:20 am    Post subject: Dead Cellshock Reply with quote

I'm beginning to think I'm cursed. One of my 2gb Cellshock kits died yesterday Explains why Fallout 3 started crashing suddenly (and why Ghost stopped validating images).

This is the 3rd kit to die on me now (the other 2 were Corsair XMS2). Could it be the mobo? I run them on a 2x multiplier, and other than one test session when I first got them, they haven't been over 800hmz. If anything they've been slightly undervolted (2.15v) at C4 timings.

I can't figure it out. To make things worse, according to some forums Cellshock's stopped making memory and is ignoring RMA requests!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

117 errors in memtest 86+ Sad I tried Cellshock's RMA, but I got an auto reply saying contact my dealer. Contacted the dealer, who've given me an rma but said they'll have to send it to Cellshock. I'm hoping Cellshock are still supporting products, but I'm not sure how that'll work if they've stopped making memory. Knowing my luck it's on its way to a company that doesn't exist Rolling Eyes

Anyway, I've been thinking back, and out of the 3 dead kits I've had, 2 were definitely in the same slots. I'm not 100% sure about the 3rd, but I think it was the same slots as well...

Just to be safe, I've orderd a 4gb OCZ kit, which I'll stick in the two safe slots.

Gone for this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/154644

Bargain price, especially for a 4gb C4 kit!

Is it worth sticking it in with my Cellshock? This is 4/4/4/15, and the Cellshock is 4/4/4/12. Do you think I'll get any advantages out of 6gb compared to 4gb? I'm sceptical, as Vista seems incredibly smooth with 4gb anyway.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going from 4gb to 8gb showed a noticeable performance increase for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Semp wrote:
Going from 4gb to 8gb showed a noticeable performance increase for me.


Same here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting - I might do some testing.

Any ideas whether I'd have compatibility issues? The OCZ won't be running micron chips (promos, at a guess), so that adds another difference.

Considering the price, I'm tempted to flog the Cellshock when it's RMAd, and buy another 4gb ocz kit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, from my experiences, running different chips can cause major instability. Usually over time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably not worth the instability, in that case. Also I'm still dodgy about using the 1st 2 slots if they're killing my memory. (I could be wrong - I can't see how they'd do it without toasting the rest of the memeory Confused )
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you run high voltages for a long time, maybe?
I'm "cursed" with RAM death too, at least I was for as long as I clocked my RAM to its absolute max, using the highest voltage the manufacturer allowed.
Now, I leave some "reserve" and lowered voltages. My last two kits are still healthy Wink

8GB -> with the actual price in mind it would be a "crime" not to give it a try. I'm waiting for some more OCZs now also Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the voltages have been that high. I've been running mine @ 2.15v, and it's rated for 2.2v. Wasn't stable @ 2.1v. I've just started to do a bit more reading, and I might have my GMCH too low. +0.2 is recommended if you're using using 4GB+. Will also play around with the trfc value.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sub-timings were extremely powerful on my last board, an Asus Striker Extreme.
Definitely something to check when you get some new sticks. The OCZ support forums do hold loads of useful information on this, like specific problems with your board or the sticks you have. One reason I like to buy OCZ is their great support.
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