New system build and problems, could use some ideas.
I just build myself a new system from mostly new parts from the higher end of the price scale, but I'm having some issues. Mainly when it comes to my memory, and I think the rest originates from there.
Case: NZXT H2 Classic
PSU: Chieftec Nitro88+ 550W
Mainboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
CPU FAN: NZXT Havic 140
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9)
SSD: Corsair Force GT 120GB for system, Kingston SSDNow 16GB for temp files and similar.
HDD: Some old 500GB Samsung AV drive that still does fine for rareused programs.
GFX: HIS IceQ X HD6870 1GB
OS: Win7u SP1
Almost every time I bootup the system the memory LED on the mainboard goes red and halts the boot. A press on the memOK button then finds a "working" setup at either 800 or 1300mhz (variates a bit what it finds, but mostly 800). But on next boot its pretty sure that it comes with the same again.
I also experience random bluescreens in windows. If I try to overclock just a little bit, windows won't even bootup but crashes with a bluescreen during boot.
The memory modules are added to the 2 red memory slots on the mainboard. 2 reasons for this, manual suggested the red for best OC potential and the first of the black slots is blocked by my CPU fan.
The mainboard gets power from 20+4pin and 8pin. I couldn't attach the 4pin power as well cause the top fan blocks it (or I'll have to cut of the "tap" of the plug). But the 8pin should already be enough when I don't overclock massive.
I never expected to get any problems with this setup, as the combo of ram, cpu and mainboard seems very common - also one of the reasons I hope someone can help me. (Usually ppl pick the red version of the RAM, but it wasn't available anywhere on stock so I had to go with the black - but only difference should be the colour of the cooler.)
To be honest, I don't have much idea of overclocking and all the settings in the BIOS for it. On my previous systems everything worked as it was by default and I didn't have to bother with it
Any input? Any suggestions? Need any more informations? Pictures? Just let me know.
PS. Thanks for the forum post autosave function, another bluescreen .. lol
Btw, I've already updated to the latest BIOS available from the ASUS support site. It already helped some on random system lags up to minutes long on initial install, though it also seemed to have to do with the SATA HDD, cause when I formated that it became better as well (had an old-old-old win install on it)
Last edited by dJabba; 09-12-2011 at 01:54 PM.
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