Recently I bought new computer with motherboard P7P55D-E and included 4 x 2GB RAM to fill all four slots. But my computer crashes all the time, especially when I use better programs like Lightroom or Photoshop.
Than I run memtest to see if RAM causes the problem. And I found out that RAM really causes problems. Memtest found errors when all four sticks of RAM were in slots. When I tried with only 2 slots (2x 2GB), test was succesfull without errors. Even when I put RAM in third and fourth slot. So the problem occurs only when ALL four slots are filled.
Here is the link of the ram specification: http://www.mylemon.at/artikel,nr,245898,PATRIOT,MEMORY_...
Now, I don't know what is the problem. Is it motherboard fault or not? Is it the problem with RAM? Any advice?
Also to add.. I am using win 7 64bit. Windows did recognise all 4 sticks and I was using 8GB of ram. But I got those crashes all the time and people from other forums said that I should run memtest, since it can be problem with ram. So I did.
This is the message that I got from blue screen problem:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1060
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
My hardware is:
P7P55D-E Socket1156 DDR3 ATX Intel P55 FSB 2133 OC/1600/1333/1066
I7-860 Sockel 1156
Corsair Modular Power Supply 650W
PATRIOT 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Intel Postville 160GB SATA SSD 6,4cm 2.5Zoll 34nm MLC
Geforce GTS 250 1024MB DDR3 256BIT
disk 2TB Samsung green
Now I only use 2 sticks, so total of 4 GB ram. System works normally and no crashes. Even in Lightroom. Also Mozilla with multiple open tabs won't crash anymore like it did when I had all four sticks inside.
From the system info, there are 8GB RAM of use, yes. And even from manual of motherboard it says that supports four modules inserted into both the blue and the black slots as two pairs of dual channel memory configuration.
Have you tried all 4 RAM modules one by one to make certain that they are all right ?
RAM specification says that you should be all right with all of them installed with default BIOS settings. I have a similar setup in which I have 4 RAM modules DDR3-1333 2.0GB (total 8 GB) from Kingston and Asus P7P55D with i7-860. My setup is very stable with all RAM settings at their default values in BIOS.
If all 4 RAM modules pass memtest one by one (each module should undergo at least four hours of testing), then you may try:
(1) updating your BIOS for better memory compatibility
(2) increasing IMC voltage from 1.1 V to 1. 2 V in BIOS (IMC is Integrated Memory Controller in CPU)