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January 6, 2013 12:18:03 AM

ok so i built a new gaming rig and i have gotten numerous bsod so im doing a memtest now and i already have (edit) 7 errors does this mean i have to get new ram or is this a problem with my cpu or mobo. thanks

also how many passes are recommended

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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 2:48:34 AM

Have you tried resetting the bios settings, manually setting the values, enabled XMP?
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 4:16:59 AM

24 hours or until an error is reported, whichever comes first.

What memory do you have? Samsung is the safest choice.
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January 6, 2013 4:20:34 AM

Xttony said:
Have you tried resetting the bios settings, manually setting the values, enabled XMP?


i never touched the bios settings or overclocked so is it already at defult?
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 6:22:52 AM

Have you got bsods from the beginning?
Did you check if all the parts are compatible with each other before installing?
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January 6, 2013 6:55:38 AM

yea they were all compatible ill tell you my specs

asus m5197
patriot 4GBx2 ram
amd fx-6100
Radeon 6770
seagate 500gb hard drive


ok i tested both ram and they both got errors is it a faulty mobo or just bad luck with ram

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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 7:20:32 AM

There can be many things, although a faulty motherboard will be the last reason because a lot of people have this problem.
Try to Put the cards in slot 2 and 4. First, one at a time then both.
Manually set the ram cards specs in bios.
First try to reset the bios settings.
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January 6, 2013 8:11:45 AM

um how do you do that i looked it up for my mobo but kind find out how

asus m5a97
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January 6, 2013 8:19:47 AM

my ram needs 1.5v and its set at 1.5v
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 11:50:48 AM

You need to put the ram cards in the blue coloured slots.
Lastly increase the ram timings to something like 11-11-11-30
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January 6, 2013 4:35:31 PM

how do i do that, i never overclocked before. i tried looking for a tutorial but couldn't find one, what category in the bios is it.

oh and i tested my other ram and it go an error also
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 4:48:37 PM

Actually increasing the ram timings is underclocking.
So you are saying that you plugged in a different ram set and the problem persisted.
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 5:01:01 PM

Here in the specs it says that the ram needs 1.65 volts
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January 6, 2013 5:01:58 PM

it is supposed to be at 9-9-9-24 so should i check my bios to see if its at that
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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 5:16:01 PM

Timings don't cause as much crashes as improper voltage settings.
So set the voltage first, then the frequency and then the timings.
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January 6, 2013 5:35:48 PM

well i did something and now my pc wont start im gonna take it to an expert to fix. i should of done this from the start seeing that i have never touched a computer before. so im just gonna sell this custom built one and buy one with a warranty thanks for your help
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January 6, 2013 5:35:55 PM

Best answer selected by Rebel_Justin.
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