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Problem with i7 2600K & P8P67 Pro. Random BSODs

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Right, so for a while I've been getting random BSOD errors, different ones each time, a few recurring ones.

I narrowed it own to being a memory issue, getting errors in Prime95 almost instantly when running my RAM at stock speed / volts. If I underclock it or increase the voltage it will be stable for a while longer, but still eventually throws up an error.

Was using 4 RAM sticks, two identical 2x2GB PC3-17000 1.5v CAS9 G.Skill sets. If I any combination of 2 sticks in only one channel, it's fine, but if there are any sticks at all in the other channels DIMMs then I get errors.

So I RMA'd the board, only to be told that it's fine and that I have to pay a £10 + P&P + VAT charge to have it returned to me, not to mentioned the £9 it cost to RMA it in the first place. So i'm already £30 down frown.gif

When I told them what the problem was before I RMA'd the board they said it could also be the memory controller on the CPU, so I'm thinking my next port of call is to RMA that?

Everything I see on Google says that CPU's hardly ever fail and that 95% chance it is the motherboard.

What's the likelyhood it's a faulty CPU? I'm just worried that if that gets tested and returned as okay as well, then what the hell is causing this problem!? This build is only just over 12 months old and set me back around £900, I can't really justify buying a new CPU and mobo again so soon, and I've got to put a new gearbox in my bike too frown.gif

Why all at once, why!?

Here's hoping you can help me guys,

Thanks, -Nox
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 500GB WD Black RAID 0 1TB WD Black Samsung WriteMaster Prolima Tech Megahalems 
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Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic 22" VX2260wm Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic X-660 
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Hmm, did you run memtest? That would be a good place to start.
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Tried making a memtest USB but i didn't want to work, so I just used Prime95 doing a blend test using a lot of RAM.

Board has been posted back to me, should arrive tomorrow. They made a screw up with the testing fee, trying to charge me £12.50 when their email + website both state £10, so in the end they waived the fee and just charged me £9.40 postage, so that's rather better than the £21.90 I was expecting.

Seems loads of people have compatibility issues with these boards and some RAM. I'll see if I can get it to work nicely by running it at 1866 instead of 2133, and maybe up the volts and loosen the timings. It works fine with only 2 DIMMs filled, so I could just get a 2x4GB kit to replace my (potentially incompatible) two 2x2GB kits.

Is it worth RMA'ing my CPU to SCAN.co.uk, as I've been told it could be the memory controller causing the issue?
2011 ~ Current
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K Asus P8P67 Pro B3 EVGA GTX970 FTW+ G.Skill 8GB RipJaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 500GB WD Black RAID 0 1TB WD Black Samsung WriteMaster Prolima Tech Megahalems 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic 22" VX2260wm Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic X-660 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
ThermalTake Armor Silver Logitech G5 Sharkoon Asus Xonar D1 
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Core i7 2600K Asus P8P67 Pro B3 EVGA GTX970 FTW+ G.Skill 8GB RipJaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 500GB WD Black RAID 0 1TB WD Black Samsung WriteMaster Prolima Tech Megahalems 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic 22" VX2260wm Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic X-660 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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