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The memory modules are manually at your recommended settings: 1066Mhz, 2.1V, and 5-5-5-15-2T.

I did not install the cooling fans on the memory modules.

The problem:

The computer boots fine, and works for long periods of time, sometimes more than 3 hours without any problem.

Once I start using video conferencing, or video calls, it crashes with a BSOD, showing different STOP error msgs.

I reboot it, and it resumes the work, again working fine until I use again video calls.

Can it be that the memory modules are overhrating?

If I reduce the frequency to 800Mhz, thus the voltage to 1.8V will it become more stable?

Shall I install the provided cooling fans?

Thanks a lot


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With 4 modules I would suggest setting the memory frequency at DDR667-DDR800 and set the memory Voltage to 2.1 Volts and set the NB/MCH/SPP Voltage to +.05 Volts as well and test the system with http://www.memtest.org. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.

And you should be using the Fan that came with the memory.

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Done as suggested, and it works in a stable condition now.

Reduced the frequency to 800 Mhz, increased NB voltage from 1.10V to 1.14V (it only takes .02V steps), and installed 1 of the Fan brackets, covering all 4 modules.

Tested using MemTest, no errors found.

Benchmarked using SiSoft Sandra, no problems.

Thanks a lot, once again.


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