So I'm freaking out with so many Memory test errors...
it's only 85% done and it's up to 857,856 errors with Memtest86+ v4.20 on one of my two 4GB stick
I've already contacted the manufacturer and waiting for an answer.
Could it be the settings I am running under?
I've modified some BIOS settings but they are back to their defaults i think.
Here are the Specs.
G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1333MHz Pc3-10666 8GB(2x4GB)
Asus P8H61 M-LX Board (supports DDR3-1333 and LGA 1155)
Intel Core i7-2600k (I haven't been overclocking yet)
No Separate GPU, I'm using Intel's HD graphics 3000
Samsung 1TB HD103SU
Generic 450W micro power supply
This is my first build and it's been relatively stable with a few bsod's
and it's got this sensitivity to usb ports that use power... sometimes when i plug something in, it memory dumps in bsod.
Any advice is appreciated
Sounds like a standard case of bad RAM. You could try memtest with 1 stick at a time - I suspect 1 module will barf a bunch of errors, and one will work just fine. If you identify that one bad module, run with just the good module til your replacements arrive.
jaquith is right, if you're using default settings, BIOS settings shouldn't cause a problem - if you've been overclocking BIOS settings could then cause problems. Also, with RAM, one error is too many... should run flawlessly...
If you have bad RAM, that can cause all kinds of odd errors. This is because items are loaded into RAM first. Therefore if bad RAM, those things can/will get corrupted in runtime. (USB drivers, GPU drivers, and more).
You went to the heart of it and ran memtest (vs other troubelshooting steps). If memtest is producing errors like it is, then I suspect that's the root of it all.
Again, as jaquith said, clear cmos just in case. But I would highly suspect that you've got a bad memory module. (again, you can test this by trying memtest with one installed - one will likely produce tons of errors, and one will pass without a single error.