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post #1 of 7
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I recently built a desktop for my father, and he has been having issues.
specs
Sabertooth 990fx
AMD 8120
Corsair XM3 4x4gb
EVGA GTX 550 ti
OCZ 600w modular
Agility 4 128gb
Windows 7 64-bit

He has been experiencing random shutdowns and blue screens. Often the computer will run fine for several days before running into a problem. We have ran memtest with several different ram configurations (different slots, only using 1-4 sticks) and ram from a working PC. Each time it produces errors. We have updated the Mobo's firmware, and that has not provided any improvement.

Future steps:
I plan on testing the ram in my desktop to see if I can reproduce the errors in memtest (To be sure the RAM isn't a dud)
Test a different power supply with the system.
Check voltages of NB and processor.

So, OCN, where do I go from here? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. SABERTOOTH.txt 122k .txt file
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post #2 of 7
just test each stick then eliminate the bad ones. run the good ones. you only really need 4gb of ram for win 7.
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post #3 of 7
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All sticks are okay by them selves. But if a memory stick is in the third slot. Placed in slots 1,2,4 everything is okay. But if a stick is in the third slot, memtest gets locked up.
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post #4 of 7
Have you tried installing only one stick in slot 3?
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post #5 of 7
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Worked fine, also every memory stick worked in the third slot.
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post #6 of 7
I'm no AMD expert but if possible up the voltage to the memory controller... if your Mo-Bo allows it.

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post #7 of 7
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Turned out to be the mem. controller voltage. Thanks for the help +rep.
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