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I recently gathered up enough parts to make a new machine. I had someone else build it, and it worked pretty good for the first day. Then I started to get crashes (while playing WoW) that looked like ram problems. Then it started to escalate into blue screening.

Any help would be great, and here is a basic outline of what components I am useing.


OS: Windows XP home SP2

Mobo: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (I updated the bios along with some of the drivers useing software that came with the mobo.)


Video Card: Radeon X850 XT

Ram: 4 sticks (two 512x2) TWINX1024-3200C2PT (I am not 100% sure this is the exact type I ended up ordering from newegg, but I do know it has a platinum heatspreader. I ordered from Newegg and its been long enough that the order info is gone, and I happen to be away from the ram in question while typing this.)

Case: http://aspireusa.net/product.php?pid=64


When I get home I will probably check to see if the person who built the computer managed to swap the two matched pairs, and just swap the four modules in and out and use memtest to check and make sure its not bad ram.


Again, any help would be great. Its not much fun getting a computer made out of near top of the line parts and finding out all I can do without crashing is websurf. ;)

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Can you tell me the make and model of MB (SLI?) you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?


And you realize with 4 modules your system will default to DDR333 and the system would need to be able to provide 48 Watts just for memory? So you may need to have a 550-650 Watt PSU.

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The motherboard is at this link. http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K8N_Neo4_Platinum&class=mb


The processor is running at 2613 mhz. The FSB is 200 MHZ if I read this program and the bios right.

The timing mode for the ram is on "auto" and the only thing that did not say "auto" beneath that was cas latency which was 2.5.

I was not really sure what bios settings I needed to find, but basically everything in there looked like it was set default/auto. I certianly have not messed with the bios at all, and I don't believe the people I paid to build it would have gone out of their way to make any performance tweaks.


As far as it being PSU related, I would rather not drop a whole gig of ram. But untill I can figure out a way to use all 4 sticks, I am probably going to pop out 2 of the sticks for now. By the way, thanks for the fast response. :)

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