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March 2, 2009 2:56:24 AM

hi guys and girls... well after building my new build and thinking everything was going well, i know am experiencing the blue screen that flashes for a second or so and then the system restarts itself.. as far as i can tell i think it says dumping memory or something.. i really dont know and it concerning me alot... please please any advice or help is much appreciated... spec is down below running on vista 64bit... thanks

Antec EarthWatts 430W
Antec Nine Hundred 900
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache
HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 512MB
ASUS P5Q SE/R
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC6400 Titanium Memory CL4(4-4-4-15)
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB Hard Drive SATA-300 10000rpm 16MB Cache

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March 2, 2009 3:05:48 AM

Did you overclock at all? Have you tested your system for stability using Prime95 and memtest86? What temperatures is your system running at? This is basic stability info that you will need.

Most likely it is a memory stability issue, and you can test for this by using Memtest86. Check your voltages and see if they are set to the manufacturer's specifications.
March 2, 2009 3:14:14 AM

i have done no overclocking...
How do i check on the system settings i.e temp?
and if i havent fiddles around with any figures wouldnt it be normal to assume that all the manufacturers and specifications are already set?
Sorry... im knew to this but keen to learn....
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March 2, 2009 3:33:25 AM

The default voltages for the mobo are 1.8v but your ram might need 1.9v or 2.0v depending on the manufacturer's specifications, check it to see what it wants. If your ram doesn't have an spd chip that specifies the voltages it wants, your mobo will automatically set voltage to 1.8v I believe, which will cause BSOD's if your ram needs more voltage. Real Temp is what I use to monitor my temperatures. Memtest86+ stress tests your ram for stability, Prime95 stress tests your CPU for stability.
March 2, 2009 3:04:22 PM

where would i got those programs from?
March 2, 2009 4:45:02 PM

ok i have set the voltage to 2.2v in the bios... but dont know how to set the timings... trying to figure it out now...
March 2, 2009 5:56:41 PM

computer seems to be running fine now(only been an hr with no blue screen) since i changed the memory voltage to 2.2v in the bios.. i hope thats the right one that i was supposed to change....
the numbers 4-4-4-15 though do i need to input them manually into the BIOS and how?? i downloaded cpu-Z.. i am trying to attach photos that i captured from my desktop but i dont know how to upload them here... any help with that please?
March 2, 2009 6:19:01 PM

Every mobo's bios is different, so I'm not sure how you would set it in your BIOS. In my BIOS there is an option for AI tweaker for overclocking, and under that there is an option to set ram timings.

Use an image hosting site to post pictures, like photobucket or something.
March 2, 2009 6:35:13 PM

think this is it?





hope this works and helps...

thanks
March 2, 2009 6:53:08 PM

Well according to that you are running 5-5-5-18 2T. The manufacturers specs says you can tighten up those timings to 4-4-4-15 2T, or you can run it at 5-5-5-18 1T at low voltage 1.8, which is what I would do. If you cannot get your system stable at that setting, then it is possible that you have a bad stick of ram and you may need to RMA it.
March 2, 2009 9:20:00 PM

RMA it?
March 2, 2009 9:22:24 PM

and how do i get to input those timings and where?
P.s. thanks for the help xthekidx
March 2, 2009 9:37:24 PM

LouisM said:
RMA it?

Return it and get another set.

LouisM said:
and how do i get to input those timings and where?
P.s. thanks for the help xthekidx

There should be an option in the BIOS setup for set DRAM Frequency or set DRAM Clocks or something like that. All Bios' are a little different so I don't know exactly where you would find it on your BIOS, you will just need to tinker around with it in the startup until you find it I suppose. If you accidentally change something that you didn't want to change then just exit the BIOS menu without saving and there will be no harm done.
March 2, 2009 11:50:16 PM

Whatever your ram settings are, don't change them if you are stable. There is miniscule value in doing so. I am surprised that they did not boot at the standard 1.8v.
1) Run memtest86+ for several passes. There should be NO errors.
2) Run prime95 for an hour or so, to get the cpu running at 100% to stress it. Turn on the option for round off checking in prime95. There should be no errors if you are stable.
March 3, 2009 2:23:34 AM

hey guys.... having another issue that i im dealing with now that i think i have sorted out the blue screen issue... my computer now freezes literally 30 secs after loading win vista after i installed the driver for my graphics card (HIS HD 4850 iceQ)..
this thing is really trying my patience.. please please help!!!!
March 3, 2009 11:34:11 PM

anyone?
March 8, 2009 4:36:42 AM

no one?
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