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  • Random bsod restart with 8gb ram

    I have an Asus p5e3 deluxe mobo with a qx9650 processor running win xp x64 os with no overclocking. I am running f3-10666cl7d ram. My mobo is upgraded to the latest bios. When i only use 2 sticks (4gb) everything works fine with almost any settings and the ram in any two slots. When i try to use either 3 or 4 sticks (6 or 8gb) i get random crashes usually with the disk.sys page fault in non-paged area. My system may run for an hour, or it may reboot after a few seconds. I have tried both auto, xmp and manually setting the timings and have the same result. i have checked the ram and it all comes back no errors. when i use only 2 sticks, it doesn't matter which of the two i use, they work together fine. (i had gskill send them to me as a set of four matching) what am i doing wrong? i assume there is some setting i need to tweak, but which? i don't want to fry something. i have seen some threads elswhere that recommend upping the v-core voltage if using 8gb of memory, because it taxes the memory controller, but i can't find a v-core setting in my bios.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

  • #2
    Manually set your DRAM voltage to somewhere between 1.40 and 1.50v

    Manually set your Northbridge voltage to somewhere between 1.30 and 1.35v

    Save settings and reboot. See if that helps.
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    • #3
      Use the DRAM Voltage that is stated on the memory. Then raise NB Voltage and you should be able to stabilize 4 modules, 8GB.

      Thank you