My computer started having BSOD. At first I thought it was the memory, so I started testing the memory sticks with Widows 7 memory diagnostic tool. Windows diagnostic tool said they were working.
I tried using Kingston DDR3 Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX but I had the same problem.
I found if I use my memory in dual channel mode, the system crashed but if I put the memory so they were not in dual mode, the system would crash even under stress test. I reported the issue to Asus because I thought I might have a motherboard problem. They sent a replacement. I changed the MOBO.
Now, I'm having a similar problem but instead of BSOD. My computer runs but the screen freezes. If my computer is doing a job like recording a show, it still records, but my screen freezes. My mouse or clock doesn't move.
I've checked for viruses, updated video driver, even rolled back some MS updates but still have the same problem. I tried using stock auto memory timings, reduced the memory timings to manual, reset all mobo bios to stock but still have the same problem in dual mode. My temps are fine. I'm not overclocking. For it to crash in dual mode, it doesn't appear to be software specific. It happens randomly.
In order for it to not crash, I'm running my memory in Unganged mode (but that restricts me to using only two sticks). Any ideas on what is causing my computer to freeze. Could I have a processor issue?
I tried additional voltage. Stock is 1.5v, but they are rated 1600 at 1.65v. 1.65v still had the problem even with lower timings 1333.
I'm not a gamer. I use this system for HD video rendering.
AMD Phenom X6 1075T
Corsair DDR3 8GB XMS3 (2x4GB
Video card - on-board graphics
PSU - Thermalke TR2-430w
ATI TV Card
Generic DVD Burner
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
Hitachi Deskstar 2TB
I bought everything new December 2010. I wouldn't think this would be due to PSU or HD, since the failure only occurs in dual channel mode. It doesn't occur unganged with two sticks, but I would like to use all four.