After breaking in these new DIMMS I tried to get tighter timings and wow they run stable at 7-7-7-18-T1. I am really impressed thanks again to ben and the support team. Cheers!
Possibly, can you double check your bios and make sure that the Trfc is set to 72 or higher? Otherwise, we'll be glad to initiate the warranty process.
Originally Posted by swell9
Awesome! Thanks for the follow-up. Let me know if you have any further issues!
Originally Posted by `oz
Yes I loosened up most of the timings during testing.
Also made sure that Trfc was higher than 72. How would I go about caliming the warranty?
Originally Posted by swell9
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i have the exact same problem with this ram
I have the PGV34G1333ELK 2x2GB kit, and have used it in 3 different motherboards now, and I'm fairly certain I've isolated the problem well enough for my satisfaction.
I've come to the conclusion that this ram is not compatible with GIGABYTE's integration of Intel's H61 chipset, and possibly all motherboards bearing the H61 chipset.
The description of it going doing a stutter-lockup or going completely down after an arbitrary amount of uptime is precisely what I experienced upwards of 30 times so far while troubleshooting it on and off over the last few months.
Initially it was installed in a friend's GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Motherboard. Initially I suspected the video card, so i swapped it with the one in my main PC. My friend's system still crashed.
I swapped the RAM next, and the crashing went away entirely. I was surprised, because I was expecting the crashing symptom to move with it. As it turns out, the RAM was now operating quite happily in my ASUS Maximus III Gene, which is a P55-based motherboard. My system did seem to grow temporarily unresponsive at times with this ram installed, but it never crashed.
So I replaced my friend's RAM with some new stuff that's certified for her board. I was dissatisfied with how clunky my system now felt with only 4GB and the anomalous sluggishness (when I had plenty of free ram yet). I considered that perhaps some sort of incompatibility/error condition is occurring, and this far better motherboard is just handling it better... so I upgraded that system to an elite 16GB set, saving the Patriot G2 memory for a light weight home server project I had on the horizon.
This past week, I brought that project to life, putting the Patriot G2 ram into a GIGABYTE P61-USB3-B3 LGA 1156 Intel H61 ATX Motherboard. Booted it up, installed Windows 7, it rebooted halfway through which I didn't notice until I was back at the starting point. I didn't think anything of it at the time. I got through the installation, added some tools, did Windows Update, and bam, it locked up. Struggled through a few more stutter-lockups to get it fully updated.
For both of these GIGABYTE systems, I downloaded all the drivers for the motherboard, flashed the BIOS, etc.
I never had to be concerned about pairing RAM to motherboards so much before, but now I will have to be a lot more careful. I'm going to try to sell this to somebody with a P55 motherboard, as I have other RAM coming that is from the compatibility list for this motherboard.
I hope this helps you ultimately to make a diagnosis and possibly lead to a fix or a disclaimer.
TL;DR - Incompatibilities with GIGABYTE P61 motherboards, and possibly all Intel H61 chipsets.
Edit: I apologize for replying to a thread that is over 3 months old, but this RAM is still on the market and this is *exactly* what the OP was going through. I still have the RAM if you would like to get it for testing. Cheers~
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