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Seeking overclocking & memory selection for X79 system build

Q: Seeking overclocking & memory selection for X79 system build

I am not a for overclocking build selection system Seeking X79 & memory gamer I Seeking overclocking & memory selection for X79 system build play games occasionally but don t build systems for gaming I am a commercial photographer architectural product industrial I shoot high mega pixel files build and save multiple copies layered Photoshop files very large scans and video footage I need a lot of storage space processing speed transfer speed and memory My previous builds have been dual Xeon systems and x Win OS since Win Previous systems have included dual Ghz dual Ghz dual Mhz amp dual Mhz using Asus amp Supermicro boards Besides my workstations I ve built a half dozen other systems The last systems have included drive RAID arrays in RAID config for working video files I haven t built a system in about years My goal is to build a system suitable for my photo video needs that provides modest stable overclocking - targeting Ghz I am also interested in combining a pair of Seagate Hybrid drives Momentus XT in RAID as the OS drive for a balance of space and performance rather than going to SSD I ve never played with Overclocking nor water cooled systems As I start this build I am tight on funds and propose to bake in a planned future upgrade to allow the cost of those components to go down and still see an immediate jump in speed over my current system I expect this new build to be X as fast as my current system minute render in minutes The future upgrade will further potentially double the speed - min Build purchased so far gt Corsair Carbide R case - selected for large side fan USB eSATA amp Firewire ports on front face gt ASRock X Extreme MoBo selected for GB support USB SATA III RAID also for fairly simple Overclocking capability gt MasterCooler Gold w PSU gt Corsair H Hydro CPU Cooler kit extra fans for push pull airflow selected for high efficiency simple liquid cooling also considering Maingear Epic T thermal compound top end but expensive gt LG Blu-ray burner I burn a lot of Blu-rays as part of my Backup Archive strategy hundreds per year gt Front mounted Card reader with additional USB gt EVGA Nvidia GTX Superclocked GPU bought used for selected as a cost saving option that still provides ample CUDA cores for video rendering to be purchased over next - weeks gt Intel i CPU Overclocked to a modest but stable GHz gt GB GBx Mushkin Quad Chan CAS RAM - - - gt Dual Seagate Momentus XT GB Hybrid Drives in RAID for OS I replaced a laptop drive with the GB version and was impressed plus it offers much more space than a midsized single SSD or dual smaller SSDs gt RAID TB Barracuda GB s rpm drive for Data Drive frankly I like the Hitachis better but the Seagates are somewhat cheaper I will probably get these last hoping the cost drops further and production increases gt Windows Developers OS beta free for evaluation amp testing driver issues gt Adobe CS amp CS Suites I also plan to continue using the TB Lacie Big eSata drive I now have as well as a small collection of RAID NAS drives My current workstation will also stay on my desk along with my newer Thnkpad i - QM GB RAM dual GB RAID Future upgrade - gt Intel i X gt GB RAM x GB gt Nvidia GTX gt possible SSD OS drive s Issues amp Questions I have are related to the speed and latency of memory for this system and issues related to overclocking Any suggestions recommendations Much appreciated nbsp

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A: Seeking overclocking & memory selection for X79 system build

Not sure how "used" it is but that evga gtx460 1GB SC is $129.99 new.

I recommend you stay away from Seagate for there horrible failure rate. Western Digital Caviar Black or Blue is the way to go.
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If you are considering building your own computer System selection Memory Build - you may find this short article on memory selection of assistance when deciding which memory to purchase The main purpose of the article is to highlight the importance of considering not only the ram specified for the motherboard but also considering the memory specified for the processor Once you have selected your motherboard you will see listed on the specifications details of the ram supported by the board System Build - Memory selection Here is an example from Asus for the P H USB http ie asus com Motherboards Intel Socket P H USB specifications A quick glance shows the board as capable of supporting the following ram specifications x DIMM Max GB System Build - Memory selection DDR O C Non-ECC Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile XMP Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel Please refer to Memory QVL for details On the motherboard site you will also find usually on the headings for details specifications downloads and other items one named - memory support - or similar wording as shown in red above This usually down-loadable as a pdf document will list all the memory that has been tested with that board Obviously motherboard manufacturers cannot possibly test all makes and types of memory and simply because the make of memory you are considering is not listed on the QVL Qualified Vendors List does not mean that it will not function perfectly However it is generally advisable unless you have some degree of experience to purchase one of the tested configurations Now to look in greater detail at this particular motherboard we see that it can support memory in DDR configuration DDR and DDR have pins However they are NOT interchangeable as the position of the notch on the ram stick and on the motherboard is different There are other reasons for there incompatibility they run at different voltages and different timings If we then look at the speed of the ram that is in simple terms the speed at which data is written to it we see in this example that the board is capable of supporting memory from MHz down across the speeds to Mhz You will also note that speeds other than the and are shown with a OC entry That refers to overclocking and indicates that the voltage and timings of the ram must be manually set for those speeds to work at their full capabilities That however is only the start of the overclock configuration as it is extremely unlikely that the ram will function perfectly without altering the voltage on the northbridge chipset and the CPU voltage If you are not experienced in these matters my advise is to stay well away from overclocking Generally speaking the performance gain is relatively small and the risk of damage is relatively high Many people building their first system ask quot If overclocking is so risky why is it mentioned and explained in my motherboard manual quot The answer is that it is the manufacturers response to consumer demand so that motherboards processors video cards etc can meet the increased demands from for instance the requirements of gaming without the consumer feeling that he must continually update his hardware with new components To return to the selection of ram for this board we see that it can support up to Gb and has four ram slots supporting dual channel To use dual channel architecture there must be at least ONE stick of ram in each channel That is one stick in each of the blue slots - the attached image clearly shows the two blue and the two black slots These two sticks of ram MUST be exactly matched Do not try and use different makes of ram albeit they appear to be the same configuration To fully populate both channels two further sticks are added to the black slots If you examine further the details on the tested memory for the board you will see which ram can... Read more
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Just got done building a new tower and im having an issue with it reading the memory properly Specs Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP AMD Phenom Black Edition Quad Core x Gigabyte sticks of PC - DDR Memory w PSU with every connector imaginable Gigabyte GA-M SLI-DS Motherboard Gigabyte please Memory new system help with build issue SATA II Western Digital HD x DVD-R RW Combo drive So now for the Memory issue with new system build please help issues Installed XP fine everything Memory issue with new system build please help seems to be running and operating ok games seem to be ok but could be better based on the specs When im running windows and i click start and then right click my computer and open properties everything shows up normal but the system memory only reads at quot gig quot and im unsure why I have a total of GB PC - when i started windows initially it said first boot now its steadily reading after every restart setup currently like this Dimm x GB stick PC - Dimm Empty Dimm x GB stick PC - Dimm Empty Dual Channel Mode Even when i run them paired in the same channels i e - - It still reads as - note have tested it with only using one stick and still only reads either way both sticks work but read wrong Please help any questions please ask
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Basically going to build my own computer (again) and am looking at a simple but decent build and was wondering what others thought, so far I have come up with:

CASE: Coolermaster HAF-912
PSU: Corsair TX 750w PSU
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06Ghz 8Mb Cache Quad Core
MOBO: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R SLI / Crossfire Motherboard
RAM: Corsair XMS 6Gb (3x2Gb) 1600Mhz DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GTX470 1280Mb (DX11 enabled) OR a ATI HD5870 1Gb (DX11 Enabled)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1Tb (1000Gb) 32Mb Cache Read/Write 100Mb/s
CD/DVD: Samsung Dual Layer 24x DVD+-RW Black
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Any comments, suggestions and general feed back would be appreciated regarding this build. No particular budget or price tag in mind just after something that will provide reasonable performance for a while.

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Have you considered looking at the new GTX 570/580 or even the upcoming Radeon 69xx next Tuesday/Wednesday? Also what resolution do you plan to play on if this is for gaming? Or are you interested in getting a new monitor?
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A:Seeking Advice (desperately) on First Build Problem

What do you mean by "condensed air" that you used to clean it. Was it treated with difluoroethane gas to prevent the creation of static electricity... as untreated air can ruin a number of electronic components, permanently.

Always suspect the power supply, then the CPU setup, then memory.

Other than that, I would strip down your system to the most simple possible connection... board, power supply, one memory module, and an info source... hard drive, floppy drive, External USB drive?
Inspect every component carefully, slowly. Even the most obvious ideas.
Have you bent a pin on the cpu?
Have you allowed some non-descript cable become loose?
Have you inadvertently plugged a cable into the incorrect port?
Is a cable to the power supply loose at the case or at the wall?
Don't laugh. It is usually something stooped you overlooked out of frustration.

Is your power source to that socket good, or have you inadvertently caused a power switch at the box to switch to the neutral location?
Use logic. Write out your plan before you start.
The idea is to test one approach. then another.
You don't have to worry about maximum power. Try any other power supply.
Simple, simple, simple tests... then add or change to keep it simple.
What do you want it to do. Turn on.
What causes it to not turn on? Bad memory module. Bad connection. Bad setup on your CPU. Bad power supply.
There are so many things that go wrong on new equipment... they are never tested adequately at the plant because the guys who do testing are telling jokes, or were out with too many beers or cheap rice wine the night before.
Once you get it turned on, life will become better.
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A:First Time Builder Seeking Critique on Final Build

I'd recommend stepping down to this CPU and getting your motherboard from here. Also, step down to this PSU and use the remaining money to upgrade to a GTX 260 or the HD 4870. Both perform on par but the ATI card runs hotter, so if you're worried about whether or not your case is ventilated enough, the GTX 260 is for you.

For a good guide, check this one out.
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I don't use that board, but I use the K8V Deluxe with the same setup. I currently running a gig of Kingston PC3200 (2 x 512) and am thinking about adding another half-gig but currently, it's rock-solid. You may not need that much memory depending on the applications you're using. BTW, the mem I'm using is non-ECC.
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Hi, first download AdwCleaner by Xplode to your desktop.
Click on the Download Now @BleepingComputer button and save it to your desktop.

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With specs like below Asus Z pro gamer and an i k how do you know what speed memory to use to allow for max overclockng later adequate cooling assumed of course Many buyers on newegg are using I was thinking was the base speed to use as I have that with my i k But then I can t get above Gigs but I have a crappy pipe cooler too and I chicken out early on the temps Also when it says quot O C quot below in the memory spec is it talking MEMORY overclocking or CPU or both Of course the CPU needs to be OC d first Helping a grandson with his first gaming machine thanks From the Asus motherboard spec Memory Number of Memory Slots pin Memory Standard DDR O C O C O C O C O C O C O C O C O C O C O C O C Maximum Memory Supported GB nbsp
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Hi All I m planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it s going to die soon I m going to use the computer mainly for doing D digital artworks editing videos as well as playing games specifically MMORPGs and some like PC First Overclocking) (NO Advice Need Build Gaming Alice Madness amp Skyrim I ll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc I just First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) want something that would accommodate my main use and last First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again I also have a budget that I have to stick to I live in the Philippines so it will be Php - Php in USD I think it would be around - As stated above I won t be doing any overclocking whatsoever Here are the specifications of the build I was planning CPU Intel Core i - Processor M Cache up to GHz Motherboard Asus H -PRO GAMER VideoCard EVGA GeForce GTX Ti Superclocked Memory Vengeance Low Profile GB Dual Channel DDR Memory Kit CML GX M A C Storage Samsung GB EVO quot SATA SSD Storage Western Digital Caviar Black TB quot RPM Power Supply Seasonic X W Gold CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon V Hybrid Optical Drive ASUS D ST BLACK X SATA Case Obsidian Series D Mid-Tower PC Case Case Fan Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM mm rpm CFM x Since this is a first opinions are greatly appreciated I m open for First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality Thanks in advance nbsp

A:First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking)

Thorah said:

Hi All,

I'm planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it's going to die soon...

I'm going to use the computer mainly for doing 2D digital artworks, editing videos as well as playing games, specifically MMORPGs and some like Alice Madness & Skyrim.
I'll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc.
I just want something that would accommodate my main use and last me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again.

I also have a budget that I have to stick to. I live in the Philippines so it will be Php 50,000 - Php 55,000 , in USD I think it would be around $ 1000 - $ 1200.

As stated above, I won't be doing any overclocking whatsoever.

Here are the specifications of the build I was planning.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PRO GAMER
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
Memory: Vengeance® Low Profile ? 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic X650 650W 80+ Gold
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Hybrid
Optical Drive: ASUS24D3ST BLACK 24X SATA
Case: Obsidian Series® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case
Case Fan: Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM 120mm, 1300rpm, 74CFM (x3)

Since this is a first, opinions are greatly appreciated. I'm open for suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed. It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality.

Thanks in advance!Click to expand...

What programs do you specifically use for video editing and such?

Also a couple of notes:
1: That PSU is a bit overkill for that build or most builds. I would suggest a Gold Rated 550Watt as being a cheaper better option for you.
2: Save a couple of bucks and grab a Western Digital Blue 1tb HDD or a Seagate Barracuda 1tb HDD. WD Black HDD's are awesome but generally they are a bit more for not much of a difference overall.

Can you link the site from which you are ordering your parts from?
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A:Build/upgrade help, questions about the finer points (FSB, overclocking, etc.)

All of this information is already available online so it doesn't make sense to repeat what's available.


AMD uses HyperTransport to replace the Front-Side Bus in their Opteron, Athlon 64, Sempron 64, Turion 64, Phenom and Phenom II families of microprocessors.

In personal computers, the front-side bus (FSB) is the bus that carries data between the CPU and the northbridge.

This should explain DDR3:

What is the 1800(O.C.) and 1600(O.C.) on the motherboard?
The motherboard supports Overclocking up to those speeds.

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I'm building this system for my very best friend:

RAIDMAX 10-Bay ATX Mid-Tower Case
Price: $52

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Intel P4 2.4CGhz
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A:seeking advice on system upgrade please...

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A:New System with Old Hard-drive. Seeking advice.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ferenth

- When I get the new system (all new save for hard-drive), is my first step simply plug it in and put the 7 disk in the tray and turn it on?

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Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on it.

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A:System Failed due to CPU Overclocking

Well, I do not know much about this type of problem, I did read about a similar one though here is a link to the post it was in, maybe a solution there.

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Edit :

Sorry, this probably should be in the cooling forum, could a mod please move it?

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Yet another update (sorry) :

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You've probably corrupted your Windows XP installation. Have you tried Last Known Good or Safe Mode? You may also need to boot off your Windows XP CD and run CHKDSK /R from the Recovery Console to scan and correct a corrupt file system.

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A:Unbuffered System Memory vs Registered System Memory

TheBlob said:

to me ram has always been pritty much ram but

i see it alot more lately out here then ever so i was woundering whats the deal with Unbuffered

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All of your questions can be answered here:

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start with reading the guides:

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A:Memory Dumps after new build.

No DMP files included. Please tr this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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A:Odd Physical Memory Build-Up

Your system configuration is pretty good to run this programs without issues. This types of issues can be happen if pagefile setup is not configured correctly.
 Make sure enough free space in C drive and also make sure "Page file" setting is configured to "System managed size" .

Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clickingSystem. (Or right Click on "Computer" icon in Desktop and select "properties")

In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.

Make sure to tick mark the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

If that didn't helped you, please post a snapshot of your system using speccy by following the below guide.
Don't paste the output of Speccy, just copy the web link it provides.
Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark only the following boxes:
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
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A:Various BSOD on New PC build, is it the memory or something else

Welcome to SevenForums.

BHDrvx64.sys = Symantec Heuristics Driver.

Symantec/Norton seems to be contributing in your BSOD-s and is often a cause of BSOD-s itself. Consider uninstalling it with the Norton Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.Norton Removal Tool
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Microsoft Security Essentials Download | Free Spyware Protection
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Please submit the full report following so that we can do a little more than basic checking the dumps.

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Anyone have experience with this??

A:Solved: Memory on a new build

Here is the QVL memory from the Asus site for that board;

Here is a list of processors supported by that board; HDMI

If you use memory listed on the QVL list and a processor listed as supported everything should work.

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A:seeking fix for “File is too large for destination file system” erro

Why are you using ShellFileCopy()? I'm asking because I used it in some programs but it was a long time ago. For your purpose can't you just use FileCopy()?

If I remember, I used Shell copy because it provided a progress dialog. If the files are that small that won't come into play. Or is the small file just because you are testing?


Ok, I think I may see the problem. The wrapper function uses Strings as source and destination. If you read the MSDN entry for SHFILEOPSTRUCT the source and destination strings must have a double null terminator. If not, the function will just keep reading memory getting the source or destination name until it finds a double zero.

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It will reboot and perform a Windows repair but with the same result.

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A:New build, BSOD when installing more than 2Gb of memory

Your post, itself, hints at the problem as do your reports

Run for 8 passes.
Then test each stick in a good slot for 6 passes.
If you have dual channel, the results may be incorrect, if shows pass.
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
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A:Reinstall question on new build with bad memory

Stoner said:

My question is, since I loaded the OS using that bad memory stick, should I do a reinstall of win2k?Click to expand...

Not unless you are having problems with the system . . did it have errors during the install
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A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory
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A:Seeking new "out of box" system sans monitor ,, .

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Go to Solution.

A:Revo Build Motherboard Memory Compaitibilty

The Acer memory spec for that model is DDR3L only.  The Intel supported memory spec for the CPU for that model is DDR3L only.  Therefore you should use DDR3L only.  DDR3L SODIMM 1600 MHz

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Can you uninstall Agnitum Ltd Outpost Security Completely and install Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Just while we find out why we are getting BSODs , there is a lot of memory corruption maybe this is causing it

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Hey guys wondering if anyone could help me with this I upgraded my old rig a few days ago 1866Mhz new Running Memory build on 1333Mhz @ everything went fine Apart from my SSD being DOA The only problem is my shiny new RAM shows in the BIOS as running at mhz when it should be running at mhz I ve tried setting this to be in the BIOS but it only results in being unable to fully load windows up before it BSOD s with PFN LIST CORRUPT or MEMORY MANAGEMENT I ve checked compatibility for my mobo processor memory and it all checks out and I haven t overclocked anything 1866Mhz Memory Running @ 1333Mhz on new build or changed anything major around Does anyone know a way I can get it running at stably My specs Tech Support Guy System 1866Mhz Memory Running @ 1333Mhz on new build Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Ultimate bit Processor AMD FX tm - 1866Mhz Memory Running @ 1333Mhz on new build Eight-Core Processor AMD Family Model Stepping ghz Processor Count RAM Mb DDR Corsair CMZ GX M A C B x gb Slot amp as advised by the Motherboard manual Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB E Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Asus M A R Antivirus MSE Thanks Andrew nbsp

A:1866Mhz Memory Running @ 1333Mhz on new build

I have 1600mhz ram in my computer--- it also runs at 1333mhz---
that is because to get it to run at 1600 i have to tell my ASUS UEFI bios to okay overclocking
and change my memory (in bios) from AUTO to XMP---
i didn't plan on over-clocking so I didn't get the K model of Intel CPU---
Corsair showed my 1600mhz ram without overclocking---
which I found out is a lie

I'm good with 1333mhz because I don't want to over clock my CPU since I didn't buy the K model

OH WELL--live & Learn--
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Does the motherboard of the Revo Build (M1-601) require DDR3L or is it back compatible with DDR3?

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A:Revo Build Motherboard Memory Compaitibilty

The Acer memory spec for that model is DDR3L only.  The Intel supported memory spec for the CPU for that model is DDR3L only.  Therefore you should use DDR3L only.  DDR3L SODIMM 1600 MHz

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This is a new custom build. I have had several BSOD errors however the only one I can remember coming up more the once is one that named "memory mangment." I included a quick pic of the failed mem test with the test not showing which channel is bad. I hope with the uploaded zipfile and the pic it is enough information. Let me know if I missed something. Any help is greatly appreciated.

(link to pic of memtest)


A:BSOD, Custom Build, Memory Mangment

Hi Jouhua ....

Is it the image that you wanted to upload? I have scaled it down.
Attachment 277189

The image indicates that memtest detected a RAM failure. A lot of failures in the pass one only.

Now it is your time to follow the Part 3: If You Have Errors: of How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
First run it with all the existing/installed RAM modules. If it comes with no error, all is good.

But if it starts showing errors (as in your case), Stop testing. Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:
testSlot1Slot2RAM1ErrorErrorRAM2GoodGood It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2RAM1ErrorGoodRAM2ErrorGood It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.

Let us know the results.

** I haven't checked the dumps as nothing should be done here before deciding about the failing RAM.

If there are even more problem after doing the aforesaid suggestion, let us know

Edit: The crash dumps showed some graphics error too. The ATI display driver is not the latest one.
After completing the memory issue, uninstall the display drive using AMD Catalyst Un-install Utility. Then update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.
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anyone no why this build is using so much memory?
i have 4gb and it seems to be using 97% of it with
nothing else installed but the os and drivers.

i tryed installing avast! Antivirus but after the
reboot the system moves so slow i had to uninstall
it.didn't have no trouble with the last 3 builds.
any help please...

A:windows 7 build 7000 memory trouble

In Task Manager click on Show Processes for all Users to see if you can find what is using the memory.
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Hey there I just built my first machine on Monday of this week It worked fine for a few days then all of a sudden BSODs that are becoming more and more frequent Sometimes they say they are Physical Memory post and sometimes Memory Management Here s the specs Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Ultimate bit Processor AMD Phenom tm II X T New Issue? BSOD - Build Solved: Memory Processor AMD Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB E Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC M A T-E Rev xx Antivirus Norton Solved: New Build - BSOD Memory Issue? Internet Solved: New Build - BSOD Memory Issue? Security Updated and Enabled As I said when filling out my registration I know enough to be dangerous I ve done some searching thoughout the forums and have seen similar issues but not actual resolutions THe machine is seeing all the memory and I have confirmed that it is seated properly Also I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and it came back with no errors Any help at all would be greatly appreciated nbsp