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Originally Posted by redxmaverick View Post

I have Gskill Ripjaw series RAM. I believe you have to send all the sticks back for repairs right since they are all matching? I think I read that somewhere months ago. I don't have any spare RAM sticks and I don't want any downtime so I'm happy with just 2x4GB since I only game and don't do any video/photoshop work.

Correct. All of the sticks need to go back.

First thing I thought of when I read the OP was faulty RAM. If that doesn't turn out to be the case (unlikely at this point), try reverting your CPU back to stock settings. Earlier I had what appeared to be a stable overclock at 4.6 MHz, prime ran for hours with no problems, etc., but started experiencing game crashes left and right. Reverting back to a previously stable overclock fixed the problem. I suspect it might do the same for you if swapping out your RAM doesn't alleviate the issue.
post #22 of 24
On to the general topic, I can relate a bit. I've been a console gamer for years before recently making the switch. Despite some of the troubleshooting that you need to do at times to get games running optimally, especially at launch, I'm very happy with PC gaming at the moment. We'll see how the new consoles perform, but right now a higher end PC flat out destroys the PS3 / 360 in terms of performance. I also love having so many games at the tip of my fingertips on Steam, many of which can be had for dirt cheap. I find the fluidity of PC gaming to make for a much more immersive experience in general. I actually bought a few games on Steam that I have for 360 and the difference in terms of graphical detail, clarity, and overall smoothness is mind blowing. Playing my PS3/360 now feels like going back and playing an N64 game. Needless to say I'm glad I finally bit the bullet and built myself a gaming PC, and wouldn't imagine switching back now.
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post #23 of 24
The bioshock infinite crashing is a very common problem, the developers never seemed to fix them before launch. I'm having the exact same issue as you. I've tried many things, such as updating video drivers, increasing pool size, and re installing the game. Don't let these things throw you off, you've just had pretty bad luck with some of your first pc games.
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post #24 of 24
Keep your drivers (especially display drivers) up to date and that eliminates 50%+ of game crashes. 25% of them are just game related that needs patching, the rest PC related.

It is quite a harsh experience at times, but once you find that sweet spot between stability and usage it pays off.
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