Fresh build with a new install of windows 7 ultimate 64. When I attempted to first install Windows I had a few issues, such as restarting or hanging, thought little of it and continued until it installed properly. Since the install I have been getting random restarts with no errors, BSOD regarding paged area, irql and memory management.
Under My Computer > Properties it says I have 8GB of RAM installed yet only 3.96GB is available to be used, does this narrow it down completely to a faulty RAM stick?
System specs as follows:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PRO
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-x 9-9-9-24 1600MHz (2x4GB)
Video: AMD ATi HD6870BE
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955BE @ stock
Power: OCZ Modx 700W
HDD: WD Caviar 500GB
I have only just turned on minidumps, as I forgot to do it earlier, but any reassurance regarding the fault would be appreciated. I will be running memtest86 overnight tonight.