CPU- AMD Phenom x4 9850 Black edition
RAM- 6gigs of Corsair 1066mhz DDR2 ram (2 one gig chips and 2 two gig chips)
HD- WD 500gig Sata-II 7200rpm
Operating System- Windows XP Pro 64bit version with latest Service pack and all available updates
Mainboard- MSI K9a2 Platinum
Video Card(s)- Visiontek 3870x2 (x2)
Power Supply- Coolermaster 1200watt
ok now my problem...
I just recently added the 2 two gig chips of ram to my system, which was previously stable as can be. When I added the extra 4 gigs of ram my system started acting up when playing games; WoW, Crysis, etc.
So thinking I could nip the problem in the bud I try to eliminate the ram issue, booting with only the original 2 one gig chips. No dice! So I try each of the 2 gig chips by themselves and then together... No dice!
What my computer would do is give me a blue screen or just reboot!! The blue screen didnt give me much info.
If all I am doing is surfing the web or streaming movies the computer is just fine. I have a feeling it has to do with the memory controller not knowing what to do with this much memory 6 gigs of RAM and 2 gigs of VRAM might be too much for it. But then why when I reduce the amount of memory does it still mess up?
Thanks for any advice given and if you have any questions for my about my system please ask them so we can eliminate any possibilities.