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Old 03-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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I had made an earlier post about my computer crashing while rendering video. But after hours of troubleshooting, I have found that when I try to dual channel my two sticks of corsair ram, the computer shuts off as if someone unplugged it while rendering. But when I tested with just 1 stick in all of the RAM slots, the render finished with no problem and I am no longer getting crashes. Is this the RAM's or the Motherboard's fault? And what do you recommend I do?

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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It could be that your ram isn't supported by the motherboard for the dual-channel. You can check your motherboard manual for a list of the supported RAMs.

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We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

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In addition to all above, is this new or changed ram you added. Mixed ram or new stick?
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Custom Built- Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.
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