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Ok so I just put my new computer together yesterday and installed windows. Now every once in awhile when I'm either playing a game or installing something I will get BSOD this has happened 4-5 times. I left it on downloading games throughout the night and it was fine, so I get on it and start updating Rift to play later and proceed to play Dirt 2 while it updates, I havent even gotten 5 minutes into the menus when I get a message saying I am out of resources do I want to change Windows 7 visual then about a minute after that I got the BSOD again. Now I'm not very knowledgable about this kind of stuff what steps do I need to take to get this resolved. The only thing I have done was change my ram from 1333 to 1866 which it was rated for. I am also getting alot of games freezing and crashing. Thank you for any suggestions you may have
 

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A few suggestions:

1: Check for ram stability with a memtest bootable cd
2: Make sure both power connectors are plugged into your GTX580
3: What Video drivers are you using, always download the latest from Nvidia
4: What is your power supply? you should have at least 600W for that system but model matters.
5: Run a system stress test (IE: OCCT, Prime95...etc) and see if it crashes under those. Will tell you if your computer is unstable.
 

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Ok so I ran memtest did a 100% pass with no errors, checked to make sure my 580 is seated and plugs are in good, my power supply can easily handle my setup, and I ran Prime95 for half an hour with no hiccups. This is extremely frustrating all my games are acting really weird dirt 2 is now opening in windowed mode and stops responding after starting.
 

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Sounds like drivers issue... try using Driver Sweeper to remove all NVIDIA drivers, run CCleaner a few times to clean out the registry, then reinstall the latest drivers.
 

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Whoa son, take a chill pill for a minute please and listen to us guys.

First of all I admire you enthusiasm for overclocking but you've dived in a bit without doing all of the necessary testing. Please do the following:

Take the memory, in fact, take everything back down to stock, make sure that everything is plugged in properly inside of the case, and see if the problem still happens.

If the problem is still there, faulty component maybe? If not then start to overclock but do it step by step, and make sure that you test each step of the way. When I started to overclock my RAM I went from 1333 to 1866 just like you but I never experienced a problem. You say you ran memtest but for how long? Prime95 for 30 minutes is nothing really. My RAM is rated @ 2000Mhz but getting it to run at that speed is near impossible (not without upping everything to stupidly high voltage).

Since you said that you only just installed Windows I doubt that its a driver issue, but don't hesitate to update all drivers anyway.

Please could you post you overclock stats for us to look at
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chill pill taken
. Ok I did what was said about reinstalled all new drivers, my ram is now at 1333, made sure BIOS was up to date and everything else is at stock so I will keep you guys updated if it occurs again. Could this be a PSU issue unfortunately I dont have another one to test
 

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Don't overdose on the chill pills
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Now all you need is patience. Start playing all the games you wanna and see if it happens. Start to stress test whenever you can and post results. It seems to me that whenever your system is being tested by a game it seems to become problematic. Since you said that you have that message from Windows saying about lack of resources that leads me to think that it could be more related to that. Were all of the components brand new when you got them?

Sadly most of us don't have a spare PSU to test either
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I didnt read that you set DRAM Volts manually.

Set dram volts in tweaker to spec ram volts.
Low dram volts can cause freezing/crashing.
Try setting ram to spec volts

Wouldnt hurt to set vcore manually either:

How exactly did you make sure bios was up to date?
Setting bios to stock(auto), will likely give more volts than needed on vcore.
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usually less volts than needed on dram.

= heres way to see what BSOD error you were given>
Right click my computer / manage /+ event viewer / +Windows logs / System /
Scroll through Date & Time for error , double clik error for info.
 

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You can get BlueScreenView (google it) but it doesn't really tell you the specifics.

Using Auto in the BIOS is unreliable and thats why we all set the voltages manually.

He said that he updated his BIOS. Btw amnesia863 what guides have you read on overclocking so far?

(Sorry for any spelling mistakes just drank a beer)
 

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no worries beer is delish. I havent really read any guides on overclocking reasons being my cpu cooler is the stock intel cooler (which is garbage) my watercooling stuff is still on the way. The only thing I changes was the ram speed but I have since changed the ram to 1333 and also noticed the dram voltage was 1.65 and i remember reading that with the new sandy bridge it needs to be 1.5 or it will fry the board but since changing to 1333 and 1.5v i havent had any freezes and ive played BFBC2, Crysis 2, and Rift so hopefully that fixed it. Once my watercooling stuff gets here then Ill start looking into overclocking.

Also Abrams thank you for your input
 

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Well since you've had no problems, then it would seem like you've fixed the problem. Now that you know how to overclock, you should be ok
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