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New system is locking up

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April 19, 2009 9:41:29 AM

Hi everyone, I'm looking for someone who knows what they are doing's opinion on this.

This is the first time I have tried to build my own system and I failed at the research. I got a Phenom x4 9750, GA-MA78Gm-S2HP motherboard and 4gb of HyperX 1066mhz RAM (KHX8500D2K2/4G).

After putting it all together and booting up I started to get either lock ups or BSOD's at random intervals. I could go a whole day with no problems, like yesterday, or get 5 in 20 minutes. The BSOD's, when they actually come up, say IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I ruled out CPU overheating, the PSU is a 550watt Coolmaster and should be fine, I have ran Memtest overnight on the RAM and they seem to be working fine. I think i know what the problem is but I am not 100%.

The RAM runs at 2.2v and my motherboard runs the DIMM's at 1.8v. I can overvolt it in Setup by 0.3v but that isnt enough to bring it up all the way. I have it set to 1066mhz in Setup but i have tried running it at 800mhz aswell.

The reason that I am not sure if it is just that or maybe something with the motherboard aswell is that when I ran CPU-Z it came up with this:
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DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number 2G-UDIMM
Serial number D2CC633B
Manufacturing date Week 12/Year 09


Also, after the crashes the BIOS have to repair itself from a 'checksum error' using the backup probably 1/3 of the time.

Do the BSOD's look like they come from the RAM being starved or could it be that plus a motherboard issue/just motherboard?

Any help with this would be great because I really don't want to take my computer into the shop, I really need it for uni for the next week or so and dunno what I would do without it. :) 

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April 19, 2009 9:44:40 AM

can you run 800mhz @ 2.1v?
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April 19, 2009 9:48:19 AM

I havent tried to change the voltage other then looking to see if it will go up to 2.2v.

Would trying at 2.1v on 800 damage anything?

*edit*

Okay I did it and it is still coming up in CPU-Z as
Quote:
DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number 2G-UDIMM
Serial number D2CC633B
Manufacturing date Week 12/Year 09


is there another program I can use to look at this? Maybe its CPU-Z reporting it wrong.
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April 19, 2009 2:48:27 PM

Maybe I am missing something here, but what about that is wrong? Looks fine to me.
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April 19, 2009 3:44:42 PM

Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz) is showing up in the system but the ram is actually PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHz
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