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Gigabyte 970A-Ds3

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July 18, 2012 11:40:17 PM

Hi all,

This is my first post so please be gentle. I'm not a great computer expert as you'll gather from my post but as I'm absolutely skint at the moment, I can't really afford to take my PC into a shop.

I had built for me about 2 years ago a PC. It has a Phenom ll X3 at 2.8Ghz. It has a 64GB SSD and a 500GD WD blue secondary drive. I have 4 x 2GB Corsair CM3X2048-1333C9DHX installed.

I decided I wanted to OC as I was starting to get lag when running 4 poker sites, 16 tables, over two screens using Holdem Manager 2 and broadcasting via Teamviewer. I therefore bought a 3 pipe cooler with a fan and went about installing this to my CPU. I had to take out the stock clippy thing as this screwed from the back. When doing it I used a screwdriver, slipped and scored ther board across several tracks. I then tried it and of course it didn't work. :o  :(  :( 

I went out and bought a Gigabyte 970A-DS3.

I installed everything, rebiult windows 7 Pro and it was running OK. Then it would freeze completely and sometimes BSOD. :fou: 

I have tested all RAM in Memtest 3.5 single CPU (when selecting multi cpu it does nothing) and each on their own in any slot are fine. It's when I pair them I get problems. No matter which two, in which pairing. memtest crashes on test 1 at 57% and reboots.

I had a look on here and got an old thread : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/264426-12-ud3r-skil...
However, the settings in this take my RAM to like 3500MHZ! and of course do not work. Some of the points are configured differently too due to different motherboard.

So, how do I proceed? Do I RMA the ram, tha board, do soemthing else? All suggestions are welcome.

Many thanks

A novice - Vad. :bounce: 

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July 19, 2012 7:13:15 AM

Any advice anyone? :cry: 
July 20, 2012 12:33:15 PM

So some new information:

I tried running all sticks individual and they all work well but not when running with any two. I have updated the bios and still have the same problems.

Any help would be appreciated, or any reply, even if it's a reply to say "sorry, I have no clue, or wrong forum, or anything!"