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GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod

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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2010, 10:35:30 am »
No, fair enough on your comment regarding the seperate channels of the memory controller. I only read the last couple of posts and it didn't ssem to male sense. My bad. Teach me to read the whole thread. ::)

I totally agree with your asking the OP to find compatible RAM as with DDR3 it is extremely important to have sticks that will work well with your motherbopard/CPU.
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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2010, 07:58:55 pm »
According to the list it is supported.

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-880gm-usb3.pdf

It's the F3 12800CL9D-4GBNQ

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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2010, 08:02:18 pm »
According to Gigabyte's own QVL it is supported ok. It looks like it is down to the CPU then. Maybe one of the memory controllers is heading south. I guess you will have to RMA it. :-\
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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2010, 10:33:45 pm »
I sent an RMA ticket in yesterday and they promptly got back to me today.  They believe it's still the ram since they believe there is still a chance they could be the problem.  My situation where the sticks work individually but not as a pair isn't unheard of to them.

Do you guys think chipset drivers have anything to do with this problem?  I skipped installing them this time.  Do you think it would make a difference if I installed them?

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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2010, 10:44:53 pm »
It is possible that the memory is faulty but if I remember rightly you have run Memtest on it earlier didn't you? If you did so and everything was OK then it is almost certainly the CPU.
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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2010, 11:05:14 pm »
Individually they ran fine.  Together they failed within the first test.  For now The place I bought the parts at say it's the ram and aren't RMAing my cpu.

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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2010, 11:08:29 pm »
All I can suggest is that you run memtest again on the RAM and let it run for 10 loops. If it doesn't fail then you can be fairly sure that it is ok. You can then go back and present them with this information.
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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2010, 05:29:45 am »
I sent the RAM off for RMA about two weeks ago and just got it back today.  Both sticks are in and none of the restarting nonsense I had before.  So far it seems to have been a RAM problem.

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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2010, 08:54:27 am »
Well fingers crossed that has fixed the problem then ;)
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Re: GA-880GM usb3: constant restart/bsod
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2010, 01:04:34 pm »
Hi Savawa,

thanks for the update and it is useful to know how your issue has been resolved. Obviously your Supplier knew of an issue with the RAM that we are not aware of, hence the fact that they wanted you to RMA the two sticks.

Hopefully now, you will not suffer from the BSOD's and reboot problems.  ;)
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.