Firstly, I am sorry you have waited longer than you should for a reply.
Due to the vast number of posts on GeekstoGo, one does occasionally get overlooked.
Having read the previous thread you startedhttp://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
it appears this is the same issue - more or less.
When reading the previous thread and all that was tried there and the apparently successful outcome, when the ram was changed from dual channel to single use with just two ram sticks, I was about to suggest a PSU issue, with the extra demand on the PSU from the gaming etc, HOWEVER I see that you have already covered this.The previous mentioned thread was in 2010. As it appears this is the same computer, when did the issue raise itself again please?
Would you please run Memtest
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso
4. Download, and install ImgBurn
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn
, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file...
8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso
file, and click Open
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.
To change Boot Sequence
in your BIOS
- Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes
. Each pass contains very same 8 tests
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the "errors" line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
MEMTEST will test your ram outside of the Windows O/S
Just in case we have a ram error when windows is running - albeit the chance is only slight please also run thishttp://oca.microsoft.../en/windiag.asp
Edited by Macboatmaster, 17 August 2011 - 04:25 PM.