I completed my first new build but am having problems. Hardware wise I thought everything was fine. Windows 7 seems to work fine, but after being on a while, or right after starting up, the computer automatically restarts, or gives me the dreaded Blue Screen. I had the system checked out at a local shop and the tech said it could be a defective i7-920 2.66 ghz cpu. He says the ram checks out fine, and all 6 dimms are inserted correctly. Windows shows the 12 gig memory, but I am wondering after reading some posts here could the problem be the memory since it is 1600 speed? I am not very experienced and know little about all this, and a friend told me what to get and plans to overclock and set up my system.
It is a Asus P6T mb, OCZ Gold Series DDR3 1600L memory, (6, 2-gig Dimms) i7-920, 2.66 cpu, Corsair 750W psu. He said he has the same hardware and overclocked and his rig is running great. Thanks. Tom
Make sure RAM settings are correctly set in BIOS to manuf timings and voltage. Also, make sure Memtest was run for 8 passes min.
You've got OCZ RAM (why?), I'd suspect that first over the CPU any day.
The OCZ ram was recommended to me by someone with the same memory. A local computer shop teck said my memory checks out. Could you please tell me what you mean by memory timings? I understand my voltage is 6.5. I am not too familiar with settings in Bios. Thanks. Tom