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Windows 7: Annoying Lock-ups.

31 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

According to what I've read, any time you use ram not on the approved list, your taking your chances, even if the timings, voltages, etc. match your boards requirements. But I'd wait for a second opinion before buying anything.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
Akorahil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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According to what I've read, any time you use ram not on the approved list, your taking your chances, even if the timings, voltages, etc. match your boards requirements. But I'd wait for a second opinion before buying anything.
I agree. I'd shell out some money to fix this, but only if I know it'll work.

More information - as I mentioned earlier, audio always glitches out, producing a high-speed skipping sound when the crash occurs. However, sometimes when the system is doing several things at once, I'll get fleeting audio artifacts and a brief hang that resembles the lock-ups.
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01 Aug 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akorahil View Post
More information - as I mentioned earlier, audio always glitches out, producing a high-speed skipping sound when the crash occurs. However, sometimes when the system is doing several things at once, I'll get fleeting audio artifacts and a brief hang that resembles the lock-ups.
Sounds like a RAM or sound driver problem to me. Considering how this thread has gone, my money is on it being the RAM.
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01 Aug 2010   #14
Akorahil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Sounds like a RAM or sound driver problem to me. Considering how this thread has gone, my money is on it being the RAM.
Thanks for your input. And yes - if it's a sound driver problem, I'm in trouble; the sound driver is a one-off, custom-made by Asus for this board. It's doubtful they'll bother to release new drivers for it.

EDIT: Now upping the voltage on this RAM to 1.8; was previously running it at the low end of its rated voltages (1.7). It might make a RAM overheating issue more obvious, or mitigate instability from low voltage. I'm out of ideas here.
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03 Aug 2010   #15
Akorahil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Update: Upping the voltage on my ram to 1.8 seems to have worked! I'd read several reviews of this RAM since then stating that while it's rated for 1.7-1.8, if it gets any less than 1.8, it tends to go on the fritz. Problem solved, I hope.
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