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September 6, 2010 6:35:20 AM

Hello,

I recently built my own system and for the most part it's been running beautifully. However, as of late I've had a problem with freezing. It happens during multiple different streaming video sites, you tube, downloaded videos and most recently it has frozen once during a game (first incident of this where there are multiple cases of video freeze) and once while just browsing the web.

I've checked all my drivers for video card, updated BIOS on mobo, etc....

I've increased my paging file as once Windows reported a problem with it.

I've monitored my CPU and GPU temps and both are within a normal range.

I've looked around many places and can't seem to find a solution, any help would be appreciated



My setup:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W
Intel 80G SSD
Samsung 1TB HDD
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September 6, 2010 4:28:10 PM

A number of different issues could cause instability.
Is your ram running at the vendors specified voltage?found on the ram sticker
If it's not it will do exactly what you're describing.
If your ram kit is 1.35v AMD boards hate low voltage ram it needs to be increased to at least 1.4v no more then 1.5v.
You'll have to do this in the bios in increments until it will run stable.
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September 7, 2010 4:44:12 PM

I will look into that. Thank you. I'll let you know how it goes.

I looked and my Mobo has the RAM running a different voltage than it should be.
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September 7, 2010 8:09:33 PM

Seems like that might be the problem, however, at my first interval increase... Windows would not boot. So I rolled it back and am curious as to what to do next. I found some more info about people with my same Mobo having to run the RAM @ 1.4V 1600 (8-8-8-24) timing but I'm terribly afraid to alter anything thing else after just one small increment increase in voltage caused Windows to fail. Any advice?
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September 8, 2010 3:47:00 AM

Cywren said:
Seems like that might be the problem, however, at my first interval increase... Windows would not boot. So I rolled it back and am curious as to what to do next. I found some more info about people with my same Mobo having to run the RAM @ 1.4V 1600 (8-8-8-24) timing but I'm terribly afraid to alter anything thing else after just one small increment increase in voltage caused Windows to fail. Any advice?

Ok here's what i would do!
Set your ram back to mobo default settings which will be 1333mhz and Cas latency 9 .
Download Memtest86+ in iso form http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
Burn image to disc
Load from cd in bios to run test
Run test with one stick at a time to determine if any are faulty
If you have errors that's a problem
If you don't then it will be a manual bios set-up for your ram.
Unfortunately you chose the most difficult ram kit to set -up.
Run the memtest first and let me know how that worked out for you!
Good luck!
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