Hi every1, I am a newbie on this forum so I hope I didnt post this on the wrong section.
Several days ago, I got all parts for my computer and start building
cpu: amd phenom II 955
mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
RAM: OCZ OCZ3P1333LVAM4GK DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum AMD Edition Memory Module
gpu: sapphire ati radeon5770
hd: wd black cavaliar 7200rpm
I assemble everything, start up computer. It works alright. I install windos7 64 bit, everything still alright. I install my game and start playing, then after a while, I keep getting sudden hang and restart. Then after thinking for a while, I guess that there must be some problem with the RAM. I go to http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html and download a memory test software and run it. yes it gave me some error. I use amazon and ask for exchange. I got the exchange even before I return my ram, so right now I have 4 stick of 2gb ram. I install the new ram and the software still shows error and I have ensure all ESD precaution is taken on the second install. I call ocz tech service and they told me to test the ram one by one, and also try at different dimm slot. I try and all gave me an error. The error include: error message from the software saying "memory address xxxx to xxxx cant store value properly", suddenly monitor turn grey and freeze, suddenly monitor turn blue and then restart.
Then I thought maybe something to do with bios setting, I have tried the auto setting and 7-7-7-20, 16.6v and both still give me an error.
as you can see my tech knowledge arent very deep and I have run out of any idea of what might be wrong, the ocz tech guy says that my mobo is at fault, but I hope that isnt the case. I really appreciate any help or idea that I can have
The OCZ tech guys says that the ram and the mobo is compatible, so there should be no problem form that one. Yes I am aware that the motherboard may be the problem, but it is one problem that I dont really want to happen because it means that I need to disassemble the whole unit. I am trying and hoping for other possibilities.
I am fully aware that cpu is very prone to ESD and therefore has done my best during the installation to make sure not damage the cpu. Of course I am not saying I am 100% sure but the odds is very low.
run the ram at rated speed, you mean at 1333mhz? if the memory can't run stable at lower speed, I dont see why it is possible for it to run stable at higher speed. If you dont mind, can you explain a little bit. Thank you
ry running the RAM at the lowest speed and highest timings it will allow, at 1.64V, and see if it still gives you errors.
I am not sure but isnt 1066 the lowest speed in ddr3? 1066, 1333, and 1600. If so the I am using the lowest timing
highest timing that is in the spec of the ram is 7-7-7-20 and that is exactly what I am using right now.
power supply: Coolmax 700W Nvidia Certified Sli Modular Design Power Supply