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Pteroduck
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Hi guys, recently i reset and formatted my computer and reset the CMOS settings, but theyre still unstable, i ran memtest to check ram and it passed, could someone help me out here?

I can run prime 95 for 15 seconds then i crash.

 

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Posting all your system specs would help. If you are running AMD performance memory that would be my first stab. Its terrible.

I had him run Memtest for a starting diagnostic. It passed with no errors. I would think if it was memory related (especially with how fast it crashes prime95) it would pop up in the first pass.

 

 

It seems like the instability is coming from the CPU or the motherboard...but I'm not really sure how to narrow it down without a full list of his BIOS settings.

 

Also - the AMD Performance memory is just rebranded Patriot RAM. They aren't the best sticks in the world for overclocking but they're fully stable at their stock speeds.

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Okay if you are running at the BIOS safemode and having stability issues it may not be bad ram but a compatability issue. I have had this happen a few times, RAM should be RAM but that is not always the case. For me the big culprit was always G.Skill. The RAM woulod test as fine but the system would be unstable even at 1066 speed setting and very high timings with extra voltage. As soon as I swapped out the RAM to another brand all the issues vanished.

 

Could also be a marginal PSU, again the same kind of issues the PSU will test fine but under system load would have issues.

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All the G.Skill RAM I've ever used has been rock-solid.

 

 

IIRC he does have a somewhat marginal PSU. It's entirely possible it's not up to the strain of running an FX CPU at full bore.

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ok here they are along with each . if CPU-z

this is my ram--> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231313 (g skill 3x4 12gb ram)

PSU-->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032 (rosewill 600w)

MOBO--->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510 (gigabyte 990xa ud3)

GPU-->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130750 (gtx 460v2)

sound card-->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003 (creative labs)

Harddrive-->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299 (hitachi 500gb)

 

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or the pics are on my other post if anyone can help me there

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I hate to say it but the way you posted your system specs is very confusiong and you will lose interest. Also links to the screen shots are aggravating. Load them to Photobucket and post the image code. Nopbody will want to page through all those links.

 

Manually type specs like this

 

Mobo: Gigabyte 990FX Ud3

 

 

CPU: AMD FX-8150

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I am saying it is the memory. 3G x 4 sticks will be very finicky on the Bulldozer Platform. Is that model listed as compatable. I would think not.

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