So...I was chillin' at my computer, watching some frag videos when my computer completely locked up and my speakers began making looping screeching sounds.... I had to manually power off the pc. Re-booted and nothing seems visibly wrong....thoughts?
Edit: Ran memtest off of the boot CD, and it locked up on the first string of tests the first time, and the third string of tests the second time...producing many red errors.
So far I have bought 2 packs of memory for this motherboard and used one old set. The old set worked fine, and passed memtest with no errors or lock ups (Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KVR667D2N5K2/1G
) <--link to older memory specs. Both new sets of memory have had these exact same errors....
The corsair is rated for 1066, but when I force the motherboard to run the memory at that speed it refuses to boot and gives me the following error code:
Error code 31 - Allocate memory for ADM module and uncompress it. Give control to ADM module for initialization. Initialize language and font modules for ADM. Activate ADM module.
^^ What the heck is that supposed to mean?
A few more questions:
Is there anything that could cause these issues that does not have to do with memory?
What BIOS settings (if any) could be changed to try and solve this problem?
What are the chances of getting 2 sets of faulty memory within days of each other?