6 months ago, i bought/built my own rig (mid-high end), here are the specs:
ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Intel i5 2310 2900 Mhz Lucid AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series 4 x 2Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 Mhz Xigmatek 500W 80+
Here's my problem: I'm suffering several crashes/freezes/lock-ups and tried eveything, with no results.
2 days ago, I decided to try some torture/stress test softwares, Prime95 | Memtest86+ | 3DMark etc.
The first Memtest showed only 1 error, which was enough to be confident that there is a RAM problem somewhere.
Then I tried Prime95 with the "Lot of RAM" test, results: with 4 sticks, it crashes! with 3 sticks, it crashes! with 2 sticks, it crashes! with one stick left, I thought that the 3rd could be the problem!
I then returned to Memtest to test RAM sticks one by one, the first one was error-free, in the seconde RAM I bumped on a error, which was one enought for me to test it in Prime95 to be utterly sure! But SURPRISE! The test is going well for it
I hope i've been clear, if there's any clarification you need to help solve that problem, i'd be more that glad to tell you!
Waiting for you positive answer, THANKS!
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Anyone willing to help?
Did you check the RAMs' connections? by that I mean is the socket interupted or is the RAM insert somehow damaged
Problem solved, one of my stick RAM was defective! The crashes are gone, but I still gave freezes on 2 of the tests, is it because my PSU is not powerful enough (500w 80+)?