Prime95 Errors

I recently have been experiencing problems with my computer. So I ran Prime95 to test the cpu and memory. 15 mins in the test stopped because of an error. I have a screen shot here.

Any help on this error would be appreciated! Thanks

Windows Vista Ultimate
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor
OCZ SLI 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
Asus M3N72-D nForce 750a SLI AM2+ Motherboard
Seagate 750GB Serial ATA
HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G
Ultra LSP650 650w Power Supply
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB PCIe
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  1. Did you check the "stress.txt" file to see what the error was?

    If you're overclocking the CPU or memory, the first thing to try would be to reset everything to stock speeds to see if that fixes the problem.
  2. My suggestion is to check the BIOS for the memory timings and voltage. Make sure its set you the spec listed for that memory.

    I was having the same problem for a while. Prime95 would just cut out like that but on a random core. Turned out my memorys voltage was set to 1.8v instead of the spec of 2.1v.
  3. Isn't the 940's max temp 62C ?

    I've never got mine even close to that temp, but I'd say 61 is too hot.
  4. I haven't not overclocked anything. I do not know where to fine my stress.txt file. I also have the timings set in the bios to the correct timings, however I don't know what the correct voltage should be. How would I go about finding the correct voltage and the stress.txt file?
  5. I googled the stress.txt file and it looks like it's just a general guide as opposed to a log of specific problems. If you're interested, a copy of the file is reproduced in this thread:
  6. I'm actually interesting in trying to fix the problem with the computer.
  7. Check the manufacturer's site for your memory to make sure that you have the memory voltage set correctly. If you do, try increasing the mem voltage a tenth of a volt.
  8. run cpu-z and post screenshots of cpu, memory and motherboard tabs
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