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I've been using Corsair value select ram 1333Mhz(1 stick-4GB) and today i saw that Windows would not boot so i reseated the ram and it did but before loading windows it blue screened and then when it restarted it got stuck at the Mobo loading screen thingy. Somehow i managed to get it to reboot but when i was within Windows applications began to take extremely long to start up and would hang but this would never happen before. Suspecting that something was wrong i thought it was a virus and re-installed windows to be sure. However, same result. Then i thought it could be my hard disk so i used the windows disk check and it found no bad sectors and needed no repairs. Then i ran memtest which ran for 2hours without any errors. I do feel that it is the ram as applications take long to start up and things become laggy and when i listen to music it the song skips in between. I tried playing a game, the loading times increased and it too was getting stuck very slightly. I tried Nfs hot pursuit and while playing the game i noticed graphic corruption,like the road ahead would turn into water of fully black. Getting scared that it was my graphics card i used OCCT and kombuster to be sure but everything ran fine and error free. Does bad ram lead to texture corruption? I had it overclocked to 1600Mhz and sometimes even 1640mhz at 1.65v for around a year. Thought that these volts were safe as i had heard that 1.75v is the max for DDR3 Ram. Is my ram screwed? What could have lead to this?
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Bad RAM does indeed lead to image corruption in games, as it happened to me back in 2004. I would suspect RAM too, but it also could be the VRAM (but would not explain lagginess in Windows). Memtest cleared the RAM. Did you test each stick individually?

Try testing with only one stick of RAM while using Win/games and see if it happens with all stick or maybe a certain stick.
 
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post #3 of 9
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I only have 1 stick of ram. Okay i just tried watching a movie and it was getting stuck. I will try it again using the onboard graphics. Happening with onboard graphics also. Could it be my hard disk?
Edited by jason387 - 10/18/12 at 9:24am
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post #4 of 9
It could be which would explane the general lagginess. You may need to test each component as you go.
 
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In my first post i did mention that i did test the hard disk but it came out clear and error free. Even defragmented the dives to make sure. Did everything possible. Had my hard disk for a year now. It's the 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200Rpm. It's been a year now will it still be under warranty? What are the other symptoms of a bad hard disk? Could it be my mobo or processor by any chance?
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Buy what you described, you've eliminated the RAM and HDD as suspect, could on going. A failing PSU may be the culprit buy not providing enough power. Swap it out with a spare.
 
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post #7 of 9
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I don't have a spare and since I'm using the cooler master extreme power supply 460Watts which should be enough since i have a dual core and a 6770. After overclocking all components and checking my max power consumption on load it wasn't more than 340Watts.
Please help guys really confused with this. I have nortorn anti virus and a pop up came saying high disk usage when the computer was on idle. Just happened.
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Any processes running in the background working the hdd hard and generally slowing down the computer?
 
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I just re-installed windows so that can't be it but as i open up a folder the hard disk usage goes extremely high.
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