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P5K with 8G memory, blue screen??

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December 21, 2010 1:42:55 PM

I just bought 4 x 2G memory to update my PC. But I got blue screen in windows. I tested these memories with memtest86 v4.1.

1. I want to test not only memory stick but also the slot in mother board. I installed the first memory stick into the first slot of mother board. And I started the memtest86 to test it. Then second memory stick with second slot, and so on.
All of 4 sticks passed the memtest at least 1 time. The BIOS parameters are set to Auto. CPU: 266 X 9, FSB: 400, DRAM: DDR2 800 5-5-5-18

2. But when I installed all of 4 stick into mobo, the memtest failed within 10 mins. And BIOS parameters are set to Auto also.

The BIOS can detect 8G memory and windows also shows 8g memory. But I always get blue screen. Any suggestion?

Mother Board: Asus P5K SE with latest bios
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4G
Memory: 4 x Corsair CM2X2048-6400C5C, DDR2 800, 5-5-5-18, 1.80V, ver 6.1
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W
OS: windows 7 64bit ultimate

Thanks in advance

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December 21, 2010 4:10:07 PM

Welcome, Newcomer. I would suggest you start with manually configuring the RAM settings in your BIOS. With 4 sticks in though, increase your DRAM voltage to ~1.9V. Try that, monitor it. Post back with results.
December 22, 2010 2:56:16 PM

I set RAM voltage to 2.1 v, and run memtest for 10 hours. I got 1 error. But when I played game in Windows, the system crash again. ;-(

I searched in the web, it seems that a lot people encountered the same problem with Asus P5K.
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December 22, 2010 6:48:01 PM

It could be memory management and memory allocation problem. Update your drivers, starting with chipset, ACPI, storage, audio, graphics, etc. Also check updates for your games. Update DirectX ( Win 7 comes with DX11 ) to include components for DX10 and DX9 ( ) that may be necessary for your games.
December 23, 2010 3:34:56 AM

I have updated the video driver to latest one and reinstalled DX9. But it just does not with 8g memory. If I only installed 4g, everything would work perfectly.
I think that I have to return those memory.