I would suggest that you change your RAM; G. Skill is great RAM, but if you go to G. Skill's web site the sticks that you are using are NOT among the 10 models of RAM that they manufacture AND recommend for your motherboard. Check out the RAM Configurator at www.gskill.com.
I came to look this up when you said your builder "lowered" the speed of the RAM and it is working better (that sounds strange indeed). Also, on another thread here, the ever so knowledgeable Eric (from ADK) has mentioned that the new X79's are very sensitive to RAM.
Finally, if you "builder" selected this RAM choice for you, I would expect him or her to make good on selecting a model approved by the vendor for use in your specific MB.
Hope this helps!
Thanks Jim. I've already started looking into it. Since my IT guy last came in, I have been using the computer and the following has happened. After installing itunes I had to restart the computer and Windows wouldn't start. After restarting a few times, it came back up again. Then as I was scrubbing along the timeline, premiere crashed on me. Yesterday however, I edited a video clip with heaps of effects and exported it a few times as I made a few changes to it and it was fine.
I've decided to take my computer to another IT guy. I spoke to him on the phone and before I take the computer to him, he asked me if I had a USB 3 on the computer. And if I had any USB 2 devices in them, that could be the reason why my computer is crashing and blue screening. Does this sound right? I've disconnected the USB and will see how it goes.
Hey everyone. Sorry Jim. I changed the memory to something that was actually reccomended by the site and it blue screened on me twice. Then it even had problems booting up. I don't have the scecifics of the ram I purrchased because it's on the receipt which I don't have. I am still trying to get through to the computer place which I purchased the ram from so I can post up the model and make of the ram.
No Saad, the new RAM you just purchased is NOT on G. Skills approved list for your motherboard (ASRock X79 Extreme 4) either - try again!
Also, do not chose any RAM kit that is "approved" for 2x4GB or 2x8GB and simply buy 2 kits to fully populate your board. By just one kit. I say this because it has been reported here that the X79 chipset is picky about RAM. So, if you want to run 32GB of RAM the kit part number should end in 32GBZL. You have tried RAM stick kits ending in 8GBXL twice now but neither is approved, not even for running just 2 sticks at a time to get 16GB of RAM.
I basically forwarded your message to my IT guy and he ended up purchasing this Ram kit...
Now after installing, we did a ram test and everything seems to be fine however, when I go to restart the machine, the computer seems to restart(or just stay on, but the screen goes black. Then I have to turn the machine off. I restart it and it asks me if I want to start windows normally because it wasn't shut down properly. This was happening even before I changed the RAM. I've restarted a few times and the same thing seems to be happening. I hope my IT guy hasn't made a mistake and purchased the wrong RAM.
3rd strike, your system builder is OUT!
Kingston has a web site too that informs users and system builders what RAM that they sell that will work properly in your ASRock X79 Extreme 4 motherboard:
And no, the RAM that you are running now is not on their list either.
Don't you know when to give up listening to someone taking you money and selling you the wrong thing time after time!
Premiere Pro CS5 / CS5.5 are extremely taxing on a system; this is good, it allows us to do amazing things with complex codecs now. I assure you though, simpily running a memory test on new RAM is not any kind of assurance that this will be a useful and stable system with Adobe.
Thank you Jim.
Someone I shouldn't have listened to. I really appreciate all your help. I'm taking it to someone who I'm pretty sure knows what they're doing, however, I'm getting them to follow the suggestions on this forum.
You have a strong system; I would suggest the following RAM as a good balance for the other components:
This 32GB kit is selling for under $300 at Newegg as we speak.
I also like the lower voltage (1.5 vs 1.65 of the one you selected).
model... Corsair CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
I've changed the model of the RAM because the computer company didn't have any of the original 32GB I ordered in stock... F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL (8Gx4)
I hope this is ok.
Also, my Premiere has been crashing every now and then. Would that be related to the RAM?
I hope that the new RAM fixes all your troubles! Why not just wait to troubleshoot any crash issues after putting in the new RAM?
The Win7 event log can sometimes hold troubleshooting clues regarding some types of crashes. Another possibility would be to check ASRock's forum (assuming they have one) for more information regarding your particular motherboard model.
All I can say is Corsair seems to say so; the RAM you will be trying next is on Corsair's supported list. I would be a fool to suggest that RAM will be your answer. I am trying to be helpful in continuing to try and get some "approved" RAM in your box for the first time.
Others may have something to say here, but there are MANY hardware, firmware, driver, software, and settings in a PC and your long journey of crashes will not be over until it is over.
hi. Ok. I've installed the RAM that I was talking about. It showed the BSOD twice but now, I've been working on it for two weeks with no BSOD. However, sometimes when I turn it off, I have problems turning it back on and sometimes it has problems restarting. I need to unplug the machine from power for 10 seconds before turning it back on. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Here are some crash reports just before I changed the RAM.
I would like to give you the latest crash report, but I'm waiting for my IT guy to come in and give that to me.