Also windows bult-in ram test fails to complete; it doesn't crash but it just sorta hangs, although i can still press 'esc' to end
So far I did the following things to try to narrow down the problem:
Clear CMOS / reset bios defaults
Remove nvida physx drivers
Reinstalled latest MS C++ redist
Ran MemTest86+ for about 3 hours on standard (i think it was 7 or 8 passes with no errors)
Also did a successful system restore to before the problems started
I suspect the ram or HDD... what do you guys think?
Also i have my ram n stuff set to auto for everything .. could this also be causing problems
i guess the only way to find out is running more memtest86+?
Is it worth seeing if the errors occur with just 1 DIMM installed??
I'm still pretty new to building so thanks for your patience and thanks again for reading.
Edit: I forgot to add that i also reinstalled graphics driver and that didn't help either
Also i should add that the reason i suspect the HDD over RAM is because i KNOW the HDD is on its way out (as Event Manager/S.M.A.R.T/windows checkdisk keeps telling me) i'm just too cheap to replace it right now especially if it isn't the cause of my problem..
Have you tried one stick at a time yet? I recently had endless issues with the Gf's build, memtest passes no probs, until tried one stick at a time, bad stick was damnably obvious and is in the process of being returned, Hope you have similar luck mate
Cool, good luck on it man,
I'd lose amd overdrive though tbh, once you unlock cores it goes a bit mental, refuses to start up, temps are laughable *-256 on all cores, I wish lol
Prime 95 should see you ok for stability but I use the 'it works,its stable' approach myself