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Lately I've been getting random freezes with no BSOD. Usually in games, but occasionally just while browsing the net. A few days ago I decided I'd had enough of it and I got to work. Current OC settings:








Prime95 seems stable while testing with small FFTs, but gave me an error on the first worker after about ten minutes using blend. Tried it again and it didn't give me any errors for the hour I let it run. Booted into Memtest 86+ 4.20, using all three RAM sticks, and after about an hour it gave me an error. Went into the BIOS and upped the VTT to 1.6v, ran Memtest again and it didn't report any errors for the twelve hours I let it run. I also tested each stick individually and let them get to five passes each with no errors. However, the random freezes and errors in Linx and Prime95 Blend remain.

I'm currently using a set of EOL Mushkin Redline's.
    
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it could be that maybe your RAM slots are going bad, or maybe it's your PSU
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can you try with a new motherboard and psu?
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Nope, no spares of either...
    
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Loosened the timings to 9-9-8-25 and upped the voltage one step, and then to 10-10-9-26. Still happens...
    
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post #6 of 10
Try running a lower RAM multiplier and see if it fixes the issue. If not, try reseating the CPU. I say that because the IMC is on the CPU, and people have had trouble with RAM and a CPU reseat has fixed issues, like not detecting all of the RAM.
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Yes, your OC is to high. It will freeze or restart or BSOD with high clocks. Back it off. Not all chips can do 4.2, or even 4.1.
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The CPU OC is fine. Takes Prime95 Small FFT's like a champ. Blend is what's giving me errors, and that's what leads me to believe the RAM or possibly mobo is the culprit.

That, and the fact that I've reset everything to default in the BIOS twice now and I still get the errors and freezes.
    
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I'm having this issue also. At first I had several instances of short freezes which went away after a few seconds. Then, they started locking up indefinitely, requiring restarts. I had no clue what was causing, but remembered hearing that RAM issues almost always cause BSODs so I wasn't sure, I thought it might even be a software issue.

It started happening a little after I replaced my P67 board with its revision 3 replacement, but I doubt there's a correlation.

I ran a dskchk first, thinking it was the the HDD. No issues. Then 3 passes of memtest, no issues. Haven't had a freeze since those tests, waiting for another one to strike.
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I'm having this issue also. At first I had several instances of short freezes which went away after a few seconds. Then, they started locking up indefinitely, requiring restarts. I had no clue what was causing, but remembered hearing that RAM issues almost always cause BSODs so I wasn't sure, I thought it might even be a software issue.

It started happening a little after I replaced my P67 board with its revision 3 replacement, but I doubt there's a correlation.

I ran a dskchk first, thinking it was the the HDD. No issues. Then 3 passes of memtest, no issues. Haven't had a freeze since those tests, waiting for another one to strike.
change ram profile to xmp instead of auto in Bios.
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