Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
4x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
-- 1x in SATA (OS), 3x in On-Board Raid-0
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W
BIOS & all drivers are up to date.
Once a day I am getting random restarts. Restarts have never happened while I'm at the computer and they don't produce a memory dump. Admin event log shows "Kernel-Power" [EventID=41, Task Category=63].
Been trying to rule out what it could be before I start the RMA processes.
Memtest86+ shows no errors with single/double sticks in each slots. The ram does however make me wonder because the newegg specs show 8-8-8-24 @ 1.9v but when I installed it defaulted to 7-7-7-20 @ 1.5. [Question: A] Would that cause my system to do this?
My hard drive config is 1x [of above (500mb)] for my OS and I'm using the other 3 in Raid-0 config. [Question: B] Should I try to disable the Raid completely? Would a faulty raid controller give a random restart?
What kills me is the lack of of BSOD (yes, I said it). Out of the 6 days I've had this system running, I've experienced 5 random restarts [1-per-day] and only 1 reported BSOD (not set to overwrite). The one BSOD reported the error came from ntoskrnl.exe.
I'm thinking of RMA'ing a certain item but I wanted to hear everyone elses opinion first.
Any monkey can randomly replace parts until they accidentally "solve" the problem. It actually takes a little thought to troubleshoot the problem.
I would start off by ruling out RAM as the problem. It often is the cause of problems like this. The first thing to do is manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to the correct settings in the BIOS. Memtest86+ is good at detecting faulty RAM, but will not usually tell you if you don't have the settings set correctly.