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I'm having the same issue. I've been testing with memtest86 3.5


I've tested each DIMM on its own in each of the 3 slots:




As soon as I add another DIMM, memtest86 instant reboots at the start of testing.

I've tried all combinations of slots; using primarily:



With all 3 DIMMs, memtest hard locks the system at 7% of the first test.


I tried knocking the DIMM bus voltage down to 1.6v, but it had no effect.


When I had all 3 DIMMs in originally, I was seeing frequent BSODs in Windows7 64.


What do I do?

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Interesting. What's wrong with v3.5?


I redid the test with 2.11 with all 3 DIMMs in and it passed.


Here's my cpu-z:




Now I'm just waiting for the next bluescreen... haven't seen one yet, but it hasn't had much uptime.

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3.5 is a different piece of software Memtest86 and has not been updated for quite some time. 2.11 is Memtest86+ and is still being updated. Your memory is running at i7 stock = 1066Mhz (533 DDR). Set as below and repost after memtest.


Enter your BIOS and set to these values:


AI Overclock Tweaker

Ai Overclock Tuner = X.M.P.
CPU Ratio Setting = 20
BCLK Frequency = 133
PCI-e Frequency = 100
DRAM Frequency = DDR2-1600
All Else to Auto


CPU Voltage = Auto
CPU Pll Voltage = Auto
QPI/DRAM Voltage = 1.40v
IOH Voltage = Auto
IOH PCIe Voltage = Auto
ICH Voltage = Auto
ICH PCIe Voltage = Auto
DRAM Bus Voltage = 1.66v

Advanced -> CPU Configuration

CPU Ratio Setting: 20
C1E Support: Enable
Hardware Prefetch: Enable
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch: Enable
Intel Virtualization Tech: Enable
CPU TM Function: Enable
Execute Disable Bit: Enable
Intel HT Technology: Enable
Active Processors: All
A20M: Disable
Intel C-State Technology: Enabled
   C-State = C1


Shut your system down, boot to the Memtest CD and allow for two full passes. Then, if stable, enter Windows and post screenshots of the CPU-z CPU, Memory and SPD tabs.

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Thanks a lot for the detailed instructions DerekT.


The memtest86 passes succeeded. I'd post cpu-z, but I'm no longer running Windows7. I'm on sabayon right now. It seems stable. I've tested some mkv videos and I tested WoW and TF2 each without issue. I'm guessing it was just a Windows7 issue. (admittedly, it was silly to test a new system on a beta OS)

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