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Usually we a system randomly reboot the problem might be related with the memory, I do understand that you already test the memory using a diagnostic tool, however I still recommend to use memory from a different manufacturer, you can check the list of tested memory for your desktop board here:
Also you can test the system with one memory stick at the time to check if the memory slots on the desktop board are working properly.
Thanks for the reply. I will try using 1 stick of memory, and another brand too.
Seriously though it's not very helpful listing just one brand of memory as compatible. The brand you list is not even available in Europe, whereas your motherboards are....
I will post back with results once I test.
I have since tested with Kingston Value and DANE-ELEC Ram..... and...... they work fine.
Good to here Sas! What type of Kingston or Dane ram? Was it 1.5v ram? I have a similar problem with this board and it might be my solution.
Hi there --
The Dane-Elec Ram is DDR3 PC3-8500 (1066) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 7-7-7-20, 1.5V. I tried two sticks of 2GB and left the Ram settings at auto in the Bios.
The Kingston is their value ram - DDR3, 2 x 2 Go, PC3-8500, CAS 7, 1.5V -- KVR1066D3N7K2. Bios settings also at auto.
I'm annoyed with the OCZ. In the past I always bought Kingston value ram and it always worked. This time I found the OCZ on special and went for that.... That was a mistake.
Hope that helps and good luck!
Thanks Sas you've been a huge help! I'm guessing that 1.5v makes a huge difference with this motherboard.
Yeah I got the OCZ ram on special too! In the past i've never had a problem with OCZ ram, but its a different story with this motherboard.
I'll purchase some 1.5v ram today, so I can get this computer operational!
no problem. Do post back with details on how you get on -- that would help other users pin down what RAM is safe to buy...!
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I just tested 4GB of Corsair 1333mhz 1.5 Voltage. After 8 hours of testing with Prime95 No Errors! Use low voltage ram with the DH57JG! Motherboard producers may want to list a recommended voltage of ram for thier motherboards. It would have saved me months of headaches. I only purchased 1.7 voltage ram because it was cheap. Live and learn!
Thanks again Sas!
Great news, and I think you are right about the Ram voltage. My OCZ ram that was causing random restarts was 1.65v. The odd thing was that is was passing Memtest. The 1.5v sticks I tried with this board work fine.
Best stick with 1.5v RAM!!
You know, these types of desktop boards are classic series, executive, not the extreme series like X58 or P55, they do not have so many "fine tuning" options in their BIOS'es for such memory types (low latency RAM that requires over voltaging for stable work). And with Kingston you can't miss, I haven't found any incompatibility problem even with Value RAM...So..for extreme boards, use extreme memory type
That's a fair point. But I would also point out that the OCZ Ram I had -- OCZ3G1333LV4GK -- is advertised as low voltage (OCZ3G1333LV4GK) and is not particularly low latency either. It's not not classed as extreme either in their marketing speak, but rather geared towards compatibility.
Anyway lesson learned -- stick with Kingston Value.
I am having the exact same problem.
Installed two OCZ 4GB Gold OCZ3G1333LV8GK and get random restarts and bug check errors with Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit. Upgradeding the BIOS version to v0656 was the fix for me. However, I started having issues with a newly installed EVGA GX 460 as explained here: http://communities.intel.com/thread/22137?start=0&tstart=0. I then had to downlevel the BIOS to v0625 to get my video card working again and the random restarts and bug checks started again.
Per OCZ support I've changed the BIOS setting to 1.5V and even at 1.7V with the same results.
Other than purchasing different RAM any other resolution to this issue?
* Intel BOXDH57JG
* Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz
* EVGA GeForce GTX 460
* OCZ 2x 4GB Gold PC3-10666 OCZ3G1333LV8GK