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    Default Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    Hi

    My computer keeps freezing, about 10~15 minutes when playing games.

    Computer spec:

    Motherboard: P35-DQ6 (new motherboard)
    Ram - Crucial Ballistix 1066mhz 2x1gb
    CPU- E6750 @ stock speed
    Video- Nvidia 8800GTS

    When the games freeze, the computer completely freezes (no repeating sounds). I ran mem test and it froze after a few seconds.

    I took 1 stick out of the computer, and tested it. I ran memtest for 12 hours on each stick separately with no freezing.

    The timings for the ram at 5-5-5-15.

    I have tried running the ram in 667mhz, 800mhz and 1111mhz but they fail to boot each time.

    The voltage for the ram is at 2.2v (the factory settings).

    Because the ram is not on the memory support list, I ordered some new ram (OCZ2N1066SR2GK) which were on the list. This made no difference and the computer froze as before.

    So, the ram runs fine when there is only 1 stick in the machine (1gb) but when there are 2 (2gb) freezing occurs.

    These are the CPU-Z screenshots if you need them:




    Thanks :)

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    What voltage are you running the ram at?

    Also in the MIT section of the bios, change:-

    Performance Enhance = Standard
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    In which slots have you inserted the RAM?

    Try both sticks of RAM seperately, maybe one of them is bad and that's why removing the one stick made your system stable.

    Has the system at any time run fine with your current settings?

    Also please post all your M.I.T. settings so we can check them.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel020 View Post
    In which slots have you inserted the RAM?

    Try both sticks of RAM seperately, maybe one of them is bad and that's why removing the one stick made your system stable.

    Has the system at any time run fine with your current settings?

    Also please post all your M.I.T. settings so we can check them.
    The ram is not bad. I have tested each ram module separtely for 12 hours each with no freezing. So the computer runs fine with 1 stick..

    I have tried slot combonations 1-3, 1-2, 1-4 and 2-4.

    The voltage for the ram is running at 2.27 according to speed fan (this is when the voltage settings are on auto). I have tried setting them to manual then adding 0.4V to make it 2.2V. I have also tried 2.25 and 2.3. (the bios doesnt actually show the current voltage for the ram).

    Ill take a picture of my bios settings.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    Are you building a new system or has it run with the settings before? This is important because if it has run with the current settings before then it's a hardware issue and wrong settings cannot be a problem.

    Try to se your MCH voltage to +0.2V, maybe that helps.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanflanagan View Post
    The ram is not bad. I have tested each ram module separtely for 12 hours each with no freezing. So the computer runs fine with 1 stick..

    I have tried slot combonations 1-3, 1-2, 1-4 and 2-4.

    The voltage for the ram is running at 2.27 according to speed fan (this is when the voltage settings are on auto). I have tried setting them to manual then adding 0.4V to make it 2.2V. I have also tried 2.25 and 2.3. (the bios doesnt actually show the current voltage for the ram).

    Ill take a picture of my bios settings.
    Your PC health bios page should show your ddr2 voltage.

    Also have you changed the MIT setting as i suggested?

    Edit: Are you using Vista?
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 02-11-2009 at 08:57 PM.
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    I have bought the motherboard off of somebody, there is a chance that it is faulty but I have doubts because I have read other people having this problem.

    Ill post the pictures as links:

    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...f/DSCF7246.jpg
    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...f/DSCF7247.jpg
    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...f/DSCF7248.jpg

    If you need any more pages ask :)

    The performance enhance setting was at Standard anyway.

    I am using XP

    The MCH voltage is the (G)MCH OverVoltage Control in that screenshot isnt it?
    Last edited by Ryanflanagan; 02-11-2009 at 09:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanflanagan View Post
    The MCH voltage is the (G)MCH OverVoltage Control in that screenshot isnt it?
    Yes. Set System overvoltage control to manual and then increase (G)MCH by 0.2V. Thiss give more voltage to the memory controller which maybe hat a problem running your RAM at 1066.

    But try to set DDR2 overvoltage to +0.35V first, currently it's set to standard 1.8V (=Auto) which is not enough. The board overvolts a little (most boards do so on purpose), so with +0.35V you should end up with about 2.2V on your RAM which is what it needs. The RAM voltage is probably your problem.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    I tried setting MCH to +0.2V, but it froze as soon as I logged into windows...

    Ill try 0.35V on the ram.

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    Default Re: Computer freezing - P35-DQ6

    I'm 99.9% sure it's the RAM voltage, there's not much RAM out there that's able to run at 1066 at only 1.85V (which is what Auto effectively gives you), in fact there may be none ;)

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