Originally Posted by krynn9000
Hello everyone, I just joined the forums. There seems to be a lot of accumulated knowledge here!
I just got back into system building after many years hiatus. I'm having some medium-grade stability issues with my system and was hoping someone here familiar with this board/CPU combination could shed some light on it.
PROBLEM: My setup keeps failing memtest (various amounts of errors, almost all block move, error pattern 0h04000000). Also will fail on Prime95 within a few minutes if running more than 4 workers. I get the occasional random BSOD every few days, though so far not while playing any games.
SETUP: I am trying to run everything STOCK settings, BIOS settings AUTO unless otherwise specified. I need to get this thing stable at factory settings before I can OC!
Mobo: Gigabyte 970A-D3 (already replaced this once) F8e BIOS
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x 4GB kit: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (oddly auto-detects and runs at 1333MHz)
CPU: AMD FX 8150 (Bulldozer) at stock settings, with factory fan (already replaced this once)
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower grand 1200W (very good PSU)
I've tried playing with memory voltage, which seems to have little effect. Does anyone think there are still BIOS issues with Bulldozer on this mobo that havent been resolved? Or maybe my RAM sticks are bad? Any help is appreciated. I'm pretty sure it's NOT a heat issue; the CPU fan spins up nicely under load, and the case is well ventilated with extra fans.
Thanks in advance if anyone can help. Maybe this will shed some light on use of Bulldozer in this motherboard.