New build instability

Hi everyone. I just recently finished putting together a new system consisting of

Gigabyte ep45-ud3r
core 2 quad q8300
ocz reaper hpc 4gb
ati firegl v3600

I've downloaded all the drivers i could find and did all the windows updates but I've still been getting various bods while running vista with the default bios setting. The most common one is Driver IRQL not less or equal.
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  1. You need to manually set the RAM timings and voltage to the manufacturer's specs in the BIOS. Is your RAM the DDR2 800 or DDR2 1066 kit?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=1052315794+1052108080&Configurator=&Subcategory=-1&description=ocz+reaper+hpc&Ntk=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

    The DDR2 800 kit should be set to 4-4-4-15 @ 2.1v and the DDR2 1066 kit should be set to 5-5-5-18 @ 2.1v.

    You should also run memtest86+ overnight to check for RAM errors.

    What are your idle and load CPU temps?
  2. shortstuff_mt said:
    You need to manually set the RAM timings and voltage to the manufacturer's specs in the BIOS. Is your RAM the DDR2 800 or DDR2 1066 kit?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=1052315794+1052108080&Configurator=&Subcategory=-1&description=ocz+reaper+hpc&Ntk=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

    The DDR2 800 kit should be set to 4-4-4-15 @ 2.1v and the DDR2 1066 kit should be set to 5-5-5-18 @ 2.1v.

    You should also run memtest86+ overnight to check for RAM errors.

    What are your idle and load CPU temps?



    My Ram is DDR2 1066 set up 5-5-5-18 @ 2.1v.
    Also I'm running the system from a 500W psu so maybe a power issue? I've been reading around the boards and also suspect maybe a driver issue with my firegl v3600

    Idle cpu temp is 41C and i haven't gotten the software to get a load temp yet
  3. Its just too obvious that you get IRQ errors then you need to manually assign one or more devices to a different IRQ

    check your motherboard manual on how to do that .
  4. Outlander_04 said:
    Its just too obvious that you get IRQ errors then you need to manually assign one or more devices to a different IRQ

    check your motherboard manual on how to do that .



    thank you. i just manually assigned the irqs so far no bsod and i ran it through a few benchmarks.
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