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Ok, I don't know if it is the mobo or ram or cpu or vid card, but I get a bluescreen everytime 10 min into game. I recently upgrated to another gig ram, (patriot and one non brand ram) included to my xms ram. Now, I put the ram speed to 166 because nothing else would boot. I wasn't getting bluescreens till today. Now, I doubt it the hd so it may be the mobo is incompatible with 4 sticks? Or what? I'm totally confused. If I downclock my oced vid card it still crashes so I don't think its the card. What you guys think?
 

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Well.. the mixture of all those RAM brands is asking for trouble. Pull out the unmatched sticks and try with the XMS only.<br />
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Also, four sticks will give a performance hit on AMD systems, but should not result in BSODs
 

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ive been getting BSOD's lately too, i think its my ram too, or from overclocking (is that possible?)
 

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Could be due to overclocking.... although generally other symptoms occur before BSOD's (freezing, failure to boot)<br />
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Run memtest86
 

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i dont have any floppies, and i dont even know if my floppy drive works. and im all out of cd's too, what a bust
 

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I believe you can get memtest86 in an ISO that when properly burned to a CD-ROM is bootable.
 

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Since you have new RAM introduced to your system, then I think you have your culprit. Just set the RAM timings at moderate so as to make room for compatibility. Like, If your RAM timings are 6-2-3-2(based on auto-detect from your original XMS), try to start from 8-4-4-3 and work from there. Tighten it a little and run memtest.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Also, have you tried upping your vdimm a bit? That may help stabilize your memory.
 

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I tryed upping vdimm, loosening timing although its only running at 178mhz because 200 1:1 wont boot. If i only put the xms it works good. But 2gb ram is a lot better than 1 in some games I play. It makes a huge amount of difference.
 
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