- Jan 9, 2006
I started finding my pc off after I could have sworn I had left it on several times. Then I actually saw a couple blue screens in a day and confirmed it. I had read about bad memory slots on my motherboard model and I know cpu's can degrade but I was able to run realbench stress test with all 16gb full as well as intel extreme tuning utility. I also played a bit of BF1 and everything seemed ok but if i left the pc alone for awhile it would eventually crash. Then finally yesterday morning I found it off again and when I powered up all i got was fans at full speed for a little while and then back off again with nothing on my monitor. I tried again when I got home from work and managed to get into the bios with an "overclock failed" message. Long story shot I set everything to default speeds and everything started up fine. If I set the RAM to XMP 1 (3000mhz cas 15) like before I can't even post. But if I set the ram to base 2400mhz I can run my cpu at (almost) full oc of 4300mhz at the same voltage as usual. How do I confirm if it's the RAM that's bad or if it's the onboard cpu memory controller? it doesn't seem like it's been long enough for anything to degrade.