sionos Posted October 21, 2008 Share Posted October 21, 2008 Intel Q6600, Asus combo Intel P35 P5KC, XFX 7800gt 256, 2GB Corsair DDR2 DHX PC2-6400C4DHX TwinX (1GB each), DiamondMax 300GB 7200SATA, Western Digital Caviar 160Gb 7200SATA, Samsung SpinPoint 1TB, Samsung SM710N 17" FSP 500W psu, LG 16X Dual L Dual F DVD Aspire X-Cruiser ATX Case XP Pro Sp2 Well the above is the system components, here is what has happened. Bought the components on the wednesday, built the system on the thursday, switched on..no beeps, went ahead with trying to load Xp sp2. No luck, would hang all the time. We thought that it was because of the size of the 1TB drive. Bought a 160Gb sata drive for the OS. Tried loading again no way, crash and lock up even in the BIOS. Friend came around, removed all that was not needed to load OS, removed one of the sticks of RAM, that worked and we installed the OS. This success was short lived, it soon began locking up, nothing in the Event log in admin tools. Read forums suggesting the memory was unstable at 2.10v, increased to 2.15 as was suggested on those forums. System stable for 12-14 hours then as soon as i tried running AVG or Avast system lock up as per usual. Graphics card is to my knowledge fine, have been using for 3 years, PSU is brand new 500w, CPU is seated correctly with factory supplied heatsink and heat paste preapplied to heat sink. Brand new motherboard, all HDDs seem fine, and all newly formated, case well ventilated and running at 28c, CPU 35c. I am not sure what BIOS version it is the system will not stay stable long enough to see. Any ideas as to what settings the memory should ideally have to run with the hardware that i have? I am not that technical, so any advice would be greatly appreciated if in near laymans terms. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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