Solved Ram Speed Causing crashes?

October 7, 2012 at 18:05:21
Specs: Windows 7, In post
Hi,

I'm a very tech savvy person but at the same time I know very little especially when it comes to overclocking and editing bios. I have just build a new system but I have been running into BSOD and programs crashing. I believe this is because I haven't edited my DDR3 RAM timings and voltages yet.

Here are my specs:
1. Intel Core i7-3930K
2. Corsair H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
3. ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79
4. Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200
5. Corsair Obsidian Series 650D case
6. EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video
7. G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
8. SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

In BIOS it was running it on 1333 speed for my 1600 speed RAM so I manually put it to 1333 for now. I'm still getting programs to crash - not yet sure if I will BSOD. Does this sound like a memory problem?

I'm a person who needs to bounce off ideas to learn so if possible please message me on AIM zoned87. Skype: eeee.money if you can help me. If not I understand and hopefully on the forums can help. I have a lot of questions in my mind so anyone who can chat would really help a ton of my problems. Thank you.

CPUz - http://i.imgur.com/E2xyQ.png


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October 9, 2012 at 09:30:13
There are many ways to get memtest and there are even a few versions.

You can burn an iso and boot to it and select test. May have to double check everything you see before you start. It is best to start with all the ram in. Double data and triple data need to be tested correctly. Run the test for at least a day. Any errors in 24 hours needs to be looked at. In real tests, you'd run it for a week. You can't let any memory (or related issues) prevent any single bit of error.



#1
October 8, 2012 at 05:32:17
Did you disable the auto-restart feature? Did you try googling the Stop code(s) on the BSOD?

Test the RAM with memtest86 or memtest86+.


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#2
October 8, 2012 at 09:07:23
Run different versions of Memtest or menory diagnostics on new builds for maybe a day or so.

To see the current os crashes, you need to look at event and dump logs if they show up there.


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#3
October 8, 2012 at 15:51:04
Hopefully this helps. In the meantime I will run memtest and report back. Do either of you guys have AIM or Skype. I have many questions that pop into my head randomly.
http://i.imgur.com/IrU5Z.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dH4A7.jpg

Edit: I took out 16 gigs of RAM and haven't seen any errors yet but it obviously takes a bit before I notice them or get a BSOD. Should I put back in the other 16 or run the test on this first?
It looks from the mem test program all I do is make an iso then boot from it and it will do the rest? I don't understand how long it needs to run or if I can use my computer / should use my computer when it's running. I'll give it a show anyway lol.

Thank you!


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#4
October 8, 2012 at 20:31:12
Although the board has 8 RAM slots that can configure up to 64GB of RAM the Asus QVL list only shows 4GB modules listed as tested.

Your RAM is not listed. Not to say in won't run. Are you sure you are using the recommended slots for 4 sticks?

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/In...


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October 9, 2012 at 09:30:13
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There are many ways to get memtest and there are even a few versions.

You can burn an iso and boot to it and select test. May have to double check everything you see before you start. It is best to start with all the ram in. Double data and triple data need to be tested correctly. Run the test for at least a day. Any errors in 24 hours needs to be looked at. In real tests, you'd run it for a week. You can't let any memory (or related issues) prevent any single bit of error.


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