Really good to see this thread active till now. I remember back in 2011 couple of months after India won the cricket world cup ... I was looking to buy a new Laptop which would RUN all medium-high level games for next 4 years..... I was really confused and all i could figure out as an option was Dell inspiron ( I remember i did a lot of research on choosing the laptop with best GPU in those days) which had a Nvidia 640m on it. But then it was my luck that couple of days before I decided to place an order online on Dell website, I found this place and particularly this thread. I kept reading all the comments page after page as I was very excited to find something I was really looking for. After reading all the comments (approx. 30-35 pages back then) I finally decided to go for this beast... (the thread started with 6017 model and it was later replaced with 6121tx). I went to nearest store and bought this beast for 50k.
Since then I have replaced its HDD (Toshiba 640 GB to WD 1TB in 2013, RAM 4 gb to 8 GB 2012 . Recently my stock hynix 4gb got damaged so I got a new corsair Value select 4 GB, 1 new original battery back in 2014, 1 Fan ) A total of around 10k additional in next 5 years.... and I must say it still runs the same as it did back in 2011. (not to forget free Windows 10 pro upgraded now).
I am facing some problems with new 4gb Ram this one >> (Corsair Memory — 4GB DDR3L SODIMM Memory (CMSO4GX3M1C1600C11)) and I have a second ram (Corsair Memory — 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory (CMSO4GX3M1A1600C11)) previously installed.
As soon as i installed the new ram... my system starts off well ... it runs for good 15 mins and then suddenly screen starts to flicker with RGB lines and system shuts down. I did some google searches regarding the issue and found that it could be a mismatch of RAM timings or voltages.
I can see the voltages are different 1.35 and 1.5 volt. Also Tested Latency is slightly different (you can check the specs of both RAM for the above link). Can you suggest what can be the possible reason behind this fluctuations and how can I over come it without replacing RAM.
I can't find option to under/over volt the RAM in the BIOS menu. Please suggest the best possible solution.
(P.S. Its been 2 days now and I am no more facing this issue. But I would still like to understand what might be the reason behind this problem. I remember i only swapped the RAM slots and I think that helped.)