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Old 04-25-2019, 04:00 AM
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Default faulty RAM ? or just bad bios setup ? consistent freezes while gaming.

have been suffering from freezes with a newly built pc for a month now, and i just found out that a pair of rams that passed 8 passes each of memtest86+ with 0 errors were the culprits which was why took a while to figure out,here is the model:

once plugged in and tested, the first stick takes 10 to 20 minutes of gaming to freeze while the second takes like 2 hours max to freeze, and this has been tested one by one for several times.

i didn't configure anything and just let the bios decide everything on auto, do i need to make a specific setup for them or are they just faulty ?

i'm waiting for a spare but it will take days to arrive.

please advise, i'm totally new to pc gaming and really need the help.

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**CPU**|[Intel Core i7-9700K](|116.5%

**GPU**|[Nvidia RTX 2070](|136.9%

**SSD**|[Adata SU650 240GB](|92%

**SSD**|[Adata SU650 960GB](|100.8%

**HDD**|[Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB](|109.1%

**RAM**|[Corsair CMR16GX4M2D3200C16 2x8GB](|100.6%

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Old 04-25-2019, 08:48 AM
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further updates:

i run intel CPU Diagnostic tool, it said PASS for all tests, so i run prime95 blend stress test for 6 hours straight, there was no crash and no errors, cpu usage was 100% the entire test and temp never passed 70 degrees, might try to run the other tests overnight later.

i pulled out the CPU and checked the pins and the thermal paste (followed tuto on youtube) and everything looked fine, no dents and thermal paste was done nicely, checked for faulty sata cables too.

CPU: physical CPU looks fine, IPDT and prime95 tests are conclusive, will continue tests later.

GPU: tested with 3dmark and furmark, swapped for a tested working GPU same model and the freezes still happens.

RAM: i did run memtest86+ for 16h\8 passes with no error for each stick alone, tested every stick in every slot too.

PSU: returned it to the retailer and he gave a different one the same model,

DISKS: tested with USB Seatools Boot file for long generic test, do i need to test with other softwares ?

MOBO: updated to 1.6 bios flash, should i reset and update again ?

the freezes are happening because of ram but i don't know if it's because of voltage or bad bios or the rams are just faulty.

hwinfo results while 3dmark was running with cpu-z screenshots.

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dxdiag link:

3dmark results :

Last edited by neoange; 04-25-2019 at 11:32 AM.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:23 PM
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Are all your drivers up to date? Also, are you running the RAM at default 2133, or have you enabled XMP?
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