I just completed piecing together my new build. It is an i2500k on a Asus P8Z68 Pro-V/Gen 3 MOBO. I have 8 GBs of Patriot ram in slots 2 and 4, 1 optical drive, a Crucial M4 and WB Caviar blue all powered by an XFX 750W PSU. I am waiting for my 7970 to come in the mail today. My problem is whenever I run a game, or a stress test (Intel Burn Test, Prime 95) my computer freezes to this screen forcing me to manually reboot.
I used Memtest86 to see if my RAM was alright, and it found no errors, even when I tested them separately. I am starting to think that memory slot 4 may be faulty. What do you guys think? I really don't want to RMA my mobo and wait a week or two.
Case is a Corsair 500r. Hyper 212+ evo cooler. I updated my system. I just ran intel burn test monitoring temps with real temp. I switched the ram to slots 1 and 3. I was able to get through a standard burn, but on maximum I got max temps of 70-73 and reproduced what happened. Is this normal? I think I'm going to reapply the thermal paste. I may have to just RMA the motherboard.