Jason.Casey.Tx Posted November 9, 2006 Share Posted November 9, 2006 So I'm thinking that I may have some bad ram and possibly need an RMA request. I've done some tinkering and found out that it's not the Mobo (I stuck two non CORSAIR dual channel sticks in and it works like a champ.) I've had random restarts in the past and actually had a game lock up on me one night. I thought nothing of it, and went about my business. All of the next day everything seemed fine and then I went to play the game again and I was getting random resets. I still didn't really worry, then I decided to re-install. Did all that fun stuff, tracked down all the drivers and got everything in working order...no problems. Fresh install of the game, fresh install of windows and drivers updated to most recent, should be good to go. I got so many random problems that I wasn't sure even where to start looking. I would have blue screens, program shut offs, total resets, and any number of variables. I began taking my computer apart after I found no conflicts. I started removing everything non essential a piece at a time to see if I could narrow it down, I'm down to my Ram, Hard Drive, processor, and mobo at this point. I took out my one of the sticks and moved the other to a non dual channel slot, worked like a champ...cool...did the same with the other. Seemed okay (this is before I knew that there was an easier way with the mem tester) Maybe it's the dual channel slots on the mobo, I had a gig of dual channel lying around from a different brand...worked like a champ. I've been computing and gaming on this new ram for the last 3 days now with zero resets, blue screens, or random crashes. This is leading me to believe that my stick or sticks may have gone bad. The only thing that I haven't really tried is manually setting the timing through bios they are currently set to auto and as far as I know, always have been. I am more than willing to try to set the timing manually but don't see where to or am too much of a newbie to realize what I'm reading in the bios is actually the timing settings. I also have not run the mem testing program recommended from this site, I will do that tonight as soon as I get home. I would be happy to change the timings on my mobo if any knows how to. I have the retail version of bios from the mother board that I specified in the beginning. I look forward to resolving my issue. If I can do anything on my end please don't hesitate, I'll try to check back as often as possible. Thank you for your time, Jason Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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