The memory, according to mb support and memory support are supposed to work together swimmingly.
The only overclock is Intels turbo to 3.9, I've even turned that off with no results.
I've tried multiple drives including an older one that I know was stable, same results. Sfc scan, disk scans on them all with no errors.
When I run prime95, as I mentioned, I received an error right away, all eight workers stopped immediately. So I have to assume memory, I took memory out, and retested one at a time. One of the sticks gets errors but not every time I test it, odd or no? I tested each stick in each dimm a few times each. So I put the good stick back in and restart. Everything seems stable, no crashes, no bsod, games play etcetera. But I'm apprehensive, I've gotten it to work for hours at a time flawlessly. Does it matter which dimm I use with one stick? Mb book doesn't show placement order for one.
So I ran prime95 again with the one good 4gb stick, 2 workers crash and 6 go for an hour with no errors. What does that tell me? I have another issue? Or can not having enough ram create those results? So as of last night it looked like it was a bad stick of ram but I'm still getting errors in prime 95. So I think it's safe to say one stick was bad, or going bad, hence false positives. But what is my new error? It says its a hardware issue on prime95 but even after multiple tutorials I'm not confidant on what I'm reading in prime, not completely.
If it is just memory that blows my mind, such a inexpensive seemingly solid piece of the puzzle, one bad stuck can cause so much chaos, I've spent days hunting down a 30$ splinter? I hope so, but still, that's maddening.
After an hour of prime95 stress the temps are stable at 49-54c averages.