(Note: I was forced to pick a sub-category for this post that is N/A.)
I'm getting lots of BSODs. Memory dump points to a different process each time so I figured it was the RAM.
Running memtest with all the RAM (4 x 2 GB G.skill 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)) produces errors almost immediately. Testing with a single pair yields no errors.
Testing with the second pair only yields no errors.
I will be switching slots this evening to rule out defective slots.
But could it be anything else?
I'm not overclocking.
- MB: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core
- Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
- 2 HDs which had been set up as RAID 1. But which no longer are.
Once I determined that it was not faulty RAM or RAM slots, I dove into the RAM tweaking in the BIOS.
Found a post by a guy with the same mobo, RAM, and problem who said that G.Skill told him to change DRAM voltage, command rate, and a couple of other things to try.
FYI, changing RAM speed from 1066 to 800 was not an option. This speed is calculated and read-only (at least in my set up).
In any case, the above tweaks allowed memtest to pass with all 4 sticks and, to date, I have not experienced any BSODs.
And I learned a heck of a lot about tweaking. Thanks again.