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In reference to my previous post, I think I have solved the problem of my computer crashing when running 8gb of RAM as opposed to 4GB. I had to manually set the frequencey to 667mhz. Is there a way to troubleshoot this problem? The RAM is rated at 800mhz, latency 5, timing 5-5-15.
To solve this problem, you should try raising the RAM voltage to the recommended value. You can find this value either on the packaging, on the manufacturer's website, or on newegg.com (if they sell the RAM you have).
The only G.Skill 4x2GB kit I could find recommends 1.8V-1.9V, so you will probably want to try 1.9V if that is indeed the kit you have.
I looked everywhere in the BIOS settings for the RAM voltage and am not sure where to change it... I am using an ASUS P5KC motherboard? The recommended voltage is 1.8-1.9V. Another thought I had is the power supply being to small. It is a 500W that came with my tower... Here are the specs on my build:
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
2.4Ghz Intel Quad Core Processor
8GB DDR2 RAM
GeForce 8800GTS graphics card
250GB Seagate Hard Drive
Any chance I could fix this with a larger power supply?