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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1597233 <- Current timings/specs.

So, this is my first PC build. A friend and I built everything from scratch and it has been a really good rig. however, I have been experiencing shut downs on a random basis. Such as, coming home from school to a 'Windows shut down wrong' message or listening to some music and then nothing.

My friend is away at college and can't help me, so, I come to this wonderful place for some enlightenment.

I know I need to access my BIOS, but im not exactly sure how to/what to do next.

Any help would be great!
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To access the BIOS, press DEL (bottom of numpad) as soon as the first screen shows up when you turn your PC on. The first screen is either a splash screen with the logo of the motherboard manufacturer or it's the page where it shows your CPU, CPU speed, FSB, and multiplier, and memory counting depending on how your BIOS is setup.
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To access the BIOS, press DEL (bottom of numpad) as soon as the first screen shows up when you turn your PC on. The first screen is either a splash screen with the logo of the motherboard manufacturer or it's the page where it shows your CPU, CPU speed, FSB, and multiplier, and memory counting depending on how your BIOS is setup.
Okay, and what should I do about the RAM? Apparently it's a power issue? I know the RAM is running a lot slower than it should be.
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first of all your memory is running at its rated speed. second, how do you know its your memory thats the issue?
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first of all your memory is running at its rated speed. second, how do you know its your memory thats the issue?
Well, I guess I'm not sure. As I said, my friend told me that was the problem. He said the speed.

the rated timings for the RAM are 6-8-6-24 @1.6v.
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The memory is running at less than rated speed, it shouldn't be causing crashes unless it is absolutely DOA. What exact kit do you have?
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youre running your timings slower than what they are rated at. its unlikely that its a issue with the timings not being set correctly. im sure you just have everything on auto which should be completely fine, especially when running slower than rated speeds. you could try manually setting the timings and voltage, although i would be careful if you dont know what youre doing.

again im not sure how your friend came to the conclusion that your memory is the issue. if your memory is defective then theres no setting you can adjust to fix it. you can try testing for errors, but that takes a lot of time if you want to be sure there isnt a issue.
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Well, I guess I can sort of just deal with it for the time being. Its not that terrible of a problem but it is just enough of a annoyance that i wanted to ask.

Once my friend comes home I will see if maybe we can find a solution. Thank for the feedback, I really appreciate i.
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