I ask because RAM performance actually drops as you add more RAM and you can't utilize more than 6GB except in rare cases. 24GB is only needed for people who are doing a specific type of video editing and need to have the video they're working on buffered in the RAM for easy access.
Gamers require no more than 4GB or up to 6GB if they heavily multi-task while gaming.
Your video card voltages have nothing to do with your RAM. You should not be overclocking your video card if that is what's corrupting it.
All that RAM might be taxing your Power Supply, or causing voltage instabilities on your motherboard. I recommend trying this to see what happens:
1) Drop to either 6GB or 12GB of RAM and use default settings
2) Do NOT overclock the video card
3) Do NOT overclock the CPU
4) make sure BIOS is up to date
Once things are stable you can try overclocking or adding more RAM one thing at a time.
FYI, for video games your system is limited by the graphics card. Overclocking it provides little benefit but easily leads to instabilities. Overclocking your CPU has no effect. More than 6GB has no effect.
Ram is two 12gb (3x4) corsair dominator 1600mhz cl9 1.65v kits CMP12GX3M3A1600C9
psu is corsair AX850
I have using 24gb of ram because although the computer is a gaming and general use computer I run two minecraft servers in the background.
I never said that i had overclocked my video card, I never do because I feel it just causes problems
I was simply asking about the qpi/vtt because I assumed thats how the video card, ram and cpu communicated with each other
I said that if I dropped back to stock setting for cpu and voltages that it works perfectly without any problems
I just noticed a second newer beta bios (4b) and will try that.
I really dont think that my psu would be having trouble.
Im not going to drop the cpu overclock as I barely even play games anymore. the overclock helps startup times by quite a bit and generally just speeds up the computer a bit.
I just find it strange that swapping the video card out would cause such problems. Its not like i went from a 8 year old card to a new one. I know the 6950 needs more watts but my 850w psu should have heaps of headroom. I bought the 850 so I could get a second 6950 later. I hope I shouldnt have bought the 1200 instead.
Regarding the "print screen", can you try with another monitor? even a LCD TV can works for check the problem. I'd think that the GPU is the problem, more when the fan doesn't start at the same time than the system start.
Botched repair job...they should have just replaced it with a new one for you....now the shipping fees should start to get stupid....I bet they charged you to ship them their own bad product back to them just so they could turn around put it back in the box and ship it right back to you...They may have cleaned it up for you....Asus does this all the time you get a bad MOBO they frickin charge you to ship their bunk product back to them and never really fix anything except the shipping companies pockets