1) ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard 2) AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition 3) OCZ Gold series 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz 4) ASUS EAH5750 GFX
As I have assembled this computer I cannot get it to run windows set-up. When I try to install Windows XP, the PC hangs/freezes at "Windows is starting setup". I also tried to install Windows 7 and I get the BSOD with the message: machine_check_exception. Having said all this, one of the memory sticks is faulty. It does not work at all. The computer does not post with this faulty stick installed. Also, with the "non-faulty" stick the computer takes 57(yes, I timed it) to post and display the ASUS startup screen splash thingy, or whatever you call it.
My guess is that both of these RAMs are faulty, but I need a second opinion. Although, I did manage to install Ubunto, but I don't like Linux very much.
Did you check that the RAM voltages and timings were correct in BIOS before running memtest? If so, do as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says and send the RAM back.
I should have said that, when you run memtest, you can stop it once it's kicked up an error. Generally if it can go for 5 passes without fault then your RAM is OK. Overnight testing to be sure is a good idea.
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