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Old 09-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just built this computer for myself so I wouldn't have to deal with things like this. I can run regular programs like iTunes or Word Processor fine. I can surf the internet fine. But whenever I play a game that puts stress on my computer, it will usually freeze after awhile. I can even get it to crash faster by maxing all the settings. When I run MemTest it gives me errors, and eventually freezes my computer. I then put another 2 sticks of memory that I KNOW work, and they too gave me errors and froze my computer. I even put my original RAM into another computer, and it ran tests for hours with no errors, so I have ruled out the RAM. Any ideas on why it gives me these error messages or why my computer keeps freezing?

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I've been trying to help him out, (we both go to the same uni.), and we tried my memory in his comp and he got errors in memtest and then tried both his and mine in my computer and didnt get any errors.

So from my personal view Im thinking the only thing it really could be is the motherboard.

If anyone knows more about this than me please feel free to speak up and we'll see if we can get this mess sorted out.

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I vote CPU or motherboard.
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out of curiosity, what would the cpu be doing that would cause that kind of problem?
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try reseting the cmos.
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the e6850 is one of the 1333MHz FSB models correct? this leads me to wonder just what frequency the memory is being run at

check it out and see if the memory has been inadvertently overclocked.
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Thanks for the input, Ill be meeting with syrak tomorrow and we'll check and see if that solves any of his problems.
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I have pretty much the same mobo (P5N32-SLI Premium) and memory and I have the same problem. I'm thinking it's the Mobo/Memory combination but that's just a guess.
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Well It cant be just the combination of that memory and that motherboard, because I put my ram into the board and it had like 30 errors in memtest in the first 5 minutes.
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