pawprint_net Posted October 30, 2010 Share Posted October 30, 2010 I've been trying for 5 days to stabilize this system, and desperately seeking any help I can get. I used to have 4x2GB (total of 8GB of DDR-3) running just fine with a 20% overclock on the CPU and the ram fixed to 1333Mhz I wanted to upgrade to 16GB of ram so opted to get 4 of the CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 (which the configurator says should work) modules (unfortunately trading away my old ram to be able to afford this) Now I'm in dire straights - here is what I have tried (thanks largely to advice here on this forum (at least I can boot and stay running for more then 5 mins): I have removed the CPU OC running with the FSB at 333MHz and PCIE 100Mhz fixed. I have the ram Underclocked to 1066 and at these settings I can get through 4 hours of memtest and see no problems with Prime 95 (which is running right now actually) This after constant BSODs if I tried to keep the ram at 1333Mhz. I could get through memtest fine with the ram underclocked and the CPU OCed back to 400Mhz FSB though - but... in any of these configurations... If I start up anything intensive like Photoshop or a game my system either hangs or BSODs almost instantly. I also tried increasing Northbridge and/or Ram voltages (tried up to 1.28 and 1.7 respectively) but if anything that seemed to make things worse. Could this be something related to the GPU/RAM Interaction (seems to be a direct trigger that accessing the GPU will kill the system with this current config)? I have no idea what to try next - any suggestions would be much appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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