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I apologize if this (post) is in the wrong area. I'm hoping this can be puzzled out with me. First, the PC is as listed here... the memory voltage may not be 1.85, but it's whatever the auto setting is, which I think is 1.85, not the 2.1 at which it's supposed to run. I've recently upgraded the system from a e6400, 4x1GB of PC6400 Corsair mem (2 sets of TWIN2X2048-6400 as shown here ) and from 2 8800GTS 640 (various brands) to one EVGA 8800GTS 512.

Now, I left everything at stock for about a week while I let the thermal paste cure, and test for general stability. I did stress test the cpu, memtest the memory (actually had to RMA the pair, but the second set seemed fine (I'm a little fuzzy on memtest and testing 4GB & don't think I tested individually...yet)), and I used 3DMark to test the video card. Everything seemed fine, but the memory, which should be at 5-4-4-15 2T, was set to 6-6-6-18 2T in the Bios... and, I think, 1.85v. I manually set that to the listed settings, and I believe this is where the trouble started.

If memory serves, the last component added was the CPU, but I didn't have any troubles (all testing having been done) anytime soon thereafter. The monkeywrench here is that I had been tooling around with ways to OC the vid card right around this time. I tried ATI tool, and Rivatuner (respectively, not together), but had installation and operational issues with each, respectively. I had always used ntune (I know, I know) but after issues with driver, card, and ntune compatibility I was looking for something else. Around the time I set the proper memory timings, I installed the ntune replacement (nvidia system tools). I must say that the system tools appear to work well (at least monitoring does... and fan control), but I can't prove that the OC settings really work (no noticeable difference in games or benches). Anyway, since setting the timings, my system has been restarting on it's own... the event logs don't help other than to note an unscheduled shut down. I feathered the voltage up to 2.2 and around that time I started getting blue screens (I'll post some of the codes later), but no dump files were created.

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I need help trying to locate the culprit here... maybe my PSU just isn't cutting it anymore, great though it's been.
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Update

Okay, my system has been running solid for the last several days (with nvidia system tools) w/o issue, and the memory is at 1.85v

the (first) error code was

Stop: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFF80000752BC0, 0X0000000000000008, 0XFFFFF80000752BC0, 0X0000000000000002)
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... ...so ...I should be posting this at an OCZ forum then?
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Could you give alittle more info please. What CPU and RAM speeds are you running at? Whats your voltages set at? Are your voltages still on auto, or have you changed them?
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Currently, everything is running stock and auto... all components are as listed in the system specs

e8400 @ 3.0Ghz 1.225v
OCZ Plat 2x2GB DDR2 6400 @ 800Mhz, 1.85v 6-6-6-18 2T


From what I've experienced, my trouble starts when I set the memory to it's rated speeds and voltage (5-4-4-15 2T, 2.1v)
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post #6 of 7
Bump it up to 19. Should be able to run 5-4-4-15 2t. If not, bump it up once more to 2.0

Otherwise, go into your BIOS and give your northbridge more voltage. Then try it again at 1.85.
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I've tried the memory at 2.0, and 2.1 at 5-4-4-15 2T, and that's when the trouble started. I will, however, try bumping the northbridge voltage... thanks.
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