5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 11:59 AM by kevin_intel

    Memory controller and RAM


      Can a defective memory controller on the CPU damage the RAM? I have a core I7 2600k not oc'd and 2x4Gb DDR3 Dual-Channel. Since a few weeks my RAM module in Channel 2 or B gets broken / faulty when usiing Dual-Channel. Channel A works well in Single-Channel mode. I've already had the third kit broken. My System ran fine for almost 2 years with the following setup:
      Mainboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3
      RAM: Corsair DDR3 1600 1,65V running at 1,5 volt
      CPU: I7 2600k not overclocked

      GPU: GTX580 stock clock

      PSU: 1200 watts


      Sadly I do not have any other means/pc's of testing the cpu.


      If it's possible that the memory controller is faulty I'd like to replace the CPU.


      I appreciate any help/information.




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