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i7-4770K and z87x-u5dh build freezing

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G.Skill TridentX 2400MHz CL10 1,65v

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231590

Had to buy these because I'm using a Noctua nh-d14 and the RAM stick in slot4 needs to have its heatsink removed. I believe the TridentXs are the only G.SKill sticks that you can take the heatsink off of.


For two days I had the sticks in slots 1, 2 and 3 and no freezups. This morning I swapped them and now they're in slots 1, 3 and 4. I also swapped the stick that I wasn't using. Let's see where this gets me. If I have no problems then it means that there's nothing wrong with my hardware and this is really and surprisingly a problem of having all RAM in, rather than having a faulty slot or stick.
 
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Hey, so yesterday I got fed up and returned the Corsair RAM and bought some GSkill Ripjaws X DDR3-1866. Same as before- 32GB.

Well, the computer has been up for 24 hours with no freezing. Does this make any sense? No. Do I care? No. :D I'm going to try to leave the computer on until the end of the week and see if I still have an issue.
 
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Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB
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Alright- the computer has been up for 55 hours now. I think the RAM was the problem.

WHEW.
 
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I'm reading in the official gigabyte forums many posts of people having problems with new GA motherboards when using all 4 ram slots. It looks like this is a widespread problem.

Basically, 4 ram sticks = unstable.
 
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I ran across that as well. At this point I'm just glad to have found a magical combination of board and ram that works with all four.
 
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Another odd behavior I have noticed, my machine will not boot with XMP enabled, even though my RAM is XMP ready, the BIOS/UEFI reports "Boot Failure".
The good news is I have almost 4 days of uptime!
 
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Hey guys,

Thought I would just drop in (and maybe confirm your problems?)
I'm using the same mobo + cpu as you guys (Z87 UD5H + i7 4770k) but I'm only using two sticks of ram, 16GB.

So far I haven't had any problems what-so ever, I'm using Corsair Vengeance.


It may not be much help but I know that I'm always keen to see how other people with similar hardware are doing, so it may be useful to you. One thing I wanted to ask you guys, were you able to get the Ethernet working?
 
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My Ethernet works fine with no changes in the bios and just the hnak intel setting in multibeast. Haven't checked both of the spots, but I know the top one on the mobo works.
 
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