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Freezing Problem

By gbpckrsftball05 ·
Alright folks,I just upgraded recently so i'll post the old (working system) and the new (freezing) system...

AMD 64 Athlon 3200+ w/ socket 939 ECS MB
7950 GTX Nvidia eVga 512 MB
1 GB of PC3200 DDR2 OCZ RAM
OS Vista Premium

alright so just a month ago my 2nd cheap MB fried within the last year and a half... so i was sick of it and upgraded to an MSI (K9N SLI Platinum) and with it also upgraded the CPU/RAM
(AMD X2 5000+ socket AM2 and 2*1GB PC2 6400 DDR2 OCZ ram gold ed.)

i did all of this about 2 weeks ago, reloaded the OS (vista premium) and every since have had problems, at first i figured it was the RAM, bc the site for my MB recommends pc2 8000, but i figured that this was ridculous, bc the 6400 and 8000 are basically the same, not to mention the my computer freezes randomly (i.e. it will freeze b4 OS even has a chance to load, or it can run fine for 2 hours and then freeze)

So the first thing i did was reload the OS yesterday, no luck. Then i tried clocking my cpu down from 2.6 Ghrz to 1.0 Ghrz to cool it off perhaps, no luck there either. I tried receding the RAM and everything else your standard computer tech would do... still no luck.

So my question is, is there an obv answer to this, is my system simply unstable, am i using the wrong memory? Because i haven't a clue...

Thanks

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It could be the memory....

by tonylewis In reply to Freezing Problem

Wrong memory can cause unpredictable results. Here's an tech tip article that explains the different things that can happen: http://www.micro2000.com/techtips/techtip_detail.php?tech_tip_id=51. You may want to compare details of the differences between the 6400 & 8000 and/or contact the MB manufacturer and see if they've tested with the 6400.

Cheers,

Tony

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