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Blue screen resulting from memory?

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February 2, 2010 7:07:15 PM

Hello to all,
I have a question here that I am hoping to receive some guidance on. I have looked around for answers, but haven't found anything that "hits the nail on the head". I purchased some more memory, an additional 6 gigs, and added it to my system. That brings it to a total of 12 gigs (yeah, I know, but I have the money, time, and am the desire to experiment). My board is an Asus P6TSE, and I have an i7. The motherboard holds a total of 24 gigs, which I will NEVER go to. The memory installed is Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333, the timing is at 9-9-9-24. Now, I was running it with just 6 gigs a few hours ago (it is now 1258 HRS PST on 2 Feb. 2010) and was having no issues of any kind. I load the extra 6 gigs, run the system, and receive the blue screen that states it is shutting down to prevent damage. I can not read much, as it disappears in about five seconds. So, I power it back on, run the RealTemp to see how warm my CPU is, and it is about 3 degrees warmer than usual, up to 31 C. When under load, such as playing Left 4 Dead 2, it shoots up to 35 or 36. My question from here is as follows. What am I doing wrong here. All six DIMM slots are filled with RAM, which I think may be an issue. I have not OC'd anything on my PC. I tried setting all the memory to DDR3 1333 in Bios, and received the same problem. Any pointers? Any more details desired I will add them, just ask me.

Thanks to anyone who provides any assistance, I am INCREDIBLY appreciative.

P.S. I use the system for basic things such as gaming or watching movies, but lately (the reason for the increased memory) have begun to use it for development with game engines such as the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) Link-------> http://www.udk.com/ (you may have to copy and paste it.)

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February 2, 2010 7:21:11 PM

did you do a bios update? many i7 1366 boards had issue with populating most/all of their memory banks at launch due to improperly done bios and a flash may be needed

also the ram needs the right timinings and voltage, make sure you have set it correctly (some mobos show their ram settings differently, and setting it to 1333 in name may mean you are making ram running faster in actuality, look for the actual ram rates rather than the setting names)
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February 2, 2010 7:53:42 PM

I have a question, if I remove the new memory, and drop it to just the 6 gigs I had before, go to the Asus website, and download the BIOS version 0608 ( which states it 1. Improves memory compatibility and 2. Supports new CPUs) then replace the newest memory, and give it a run, would that be a smart decision. And just to get some better guidance on this, to adjust the timings and voltage I will refer to the manual, but it should be pretty obvious in the BIOS where to do that, correct?

theholylancer said:
did you do a bios update? many i7 1366 boards had issue with populating most/all of their memory banks at launch due to improperly done bios and a flash may be needed

also the ram needs the right timinings and voltage, make sure you have set it correctly (some mobos show their ram settings differently, and setting it to 1333 in name may mean you are making ram running faster in actuality, look for the actual ram rates rather than the setting names)

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February 2, 2010 8:26:10 PM

Just wanted to mention, I removed the newest memory, and the issue is no longer present, so until I am confident it will be okay in there, I am going to leave it out.
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February 2, 2010 9:56:26 PM

Definitely do the bios update for the motherboard. Get the latest non-beta version as it would have been thouroughly tested and confirmed as working.

Then chuck in the new ram and reboot.
If the problem persists, then take out the new ram and try inserting one stick of ram at a time and reboot after each. Reason for this being that it could be that one of the ram sticks is DOA and causing the boot error. This would be the easiest way to find this out.
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February 2, 2010 10:21:03 PM

I would try doing a memtest, to see if everything is working. Plus, how did you get your temps down that much? 35-36 C while playing a game? I'm usually at 38-39 C while idle! I bought some thermal paste, but I might not have applied it correctly.
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February 3, 2010 11:28:03 AM

chances are the bios update is going to help, lots mobo manufs do this kinda crap now a days expecting people to NOT use the max capacity on their mobo as it commonly desktops don't max things out
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February 3, 2010 6:48:36 PM

Honestly, it is my first build ever. I applied thermal paste carefully, and am using the Coolermaster V8. And, to all other suggestions, once work dies down this week, I am going to give them all a try and see what happens. I'll post my results in about a week and half. Many thanks to all, I appreciate it.

paravorheim327 said:
I would try doing a memtest, to see if everything is working. Plus, how did you get your temps down that much? 35-36 C while playing a game? I'm usually at 38-39 C while idle! I bought some thermal paste, but I might not have applied it correctly.

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February 4, 2010 3:40:16 AM

well if your bios is dated and they do say better compat, chances are memtest won't show anything with only few banks populated, and it may or may not show anything with all of them populated

i hope you know what you are doing with a bios update and knows a way out eh, or it may kill off things

read here, check what bios u got and if your mobo supports this:

http://www.biosman.com/biosrecovery.html
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