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whenever i start my pc up it gives me red lights for my DRAM and my CPU but they go away after a few seconds. After the computer has been on for a few hours the pc will freeze, even if not under load that makes my pc blue screen. My pc specs are in my signature. im thinking my XMS3 RAM isn't compatible, or that my cpu is gonna get fried... please help.

EDIT: Got a NTFS.sys blue screen one after another.
and i only just started the pc up for 10 minutes.

I have done a fresh installation of windows x64 home premium. it did it on my old x64 OS too.
Edited by scotty453 - 12/31/10 at 3:31am
    
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Here's a speedfan screenshot.
    
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CPU-Z
CPU-ID


Asus Evo

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Reset cmos?

Run Mem ok!, Look in your manual, It will set ram timings and clocks for you.
   
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i don't know much about resetting CMOS, do i click the mem OK! button whilst it is off or on?. doesn't say in my manual
    
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i don't know much about resetting CMOS, do i click the mem OK! button whilst it is off or on?. doesn't say in my manual
I learnt how to in the manual.

To reset cmos, Turn the computer off but still have power going thorugh, so the buttons on the mobo are lighting up, then press the button at the back to reset cmos, it is the upper button.

The other lights should flash momentarily and when you start the pc it should say settings are at default.
   
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There is a clear CMOS switch on th back of the board, where all the IO connections are, click that when there is power going to the board but the computer is not on. After that, click MEMOK button.
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could resetting my cmos damage my pc at all?, i just want to make 100% sure and my mobo lights dont light up even if i turn it off. with power going through it.
    
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could resetting my cmos damage my pc at all?, i just want to make 100% sure and my mobo lights dont light up even if i turn it off. with power going through it.
Nope perfectly safe, Just resetting settings. If you run into a problem like you are, its the first thing you should do.
   
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alright thanks, should i run mem ok! after cmos clear?.
    
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