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VBA for fun and profit.


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answered dim display on idle (Windows 7, NOT a laptop)
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Remember this question? Yup, it's several months later and had I followed this advice more closely I would have figured this out a looong time ago. The biggest lesson learned is that memtest is NOT the only test for RAM. When I finally broke down and started testing the physical sticks of RAM, I found the issue. The computer is completely stable with 1 or 2 sticks, but once 4 get put in it crashes. I tested this quite thoroughly. I believe this is due to undervolting, so I am going to try and adjust that in my BIOS.
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comment Skype audio always goes 'robotic' for the same user?
Occam's Razor: Your friend is a robot.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Thanks for the suggestion, but it looks like I have the latest BIOS version (1503).
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
After 19 hours of running, there were still no errors in memtest86+, and that constituted 8 full passes on all 16 GB. Checking in BIOS my memory is indeed running at the manufacturer's spec of 1.5V as well as the right timing of 9-9-9-24.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
I checked the RAM speed (1600) but did not check the voltages, I will do so when I get home.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Regarding power, I am connected to a generic power strip, which is also powering my monitor, speakers, audio interface, and an external hard drive. I did not run into any issues before upgrading, but perhaps my new and more power-hungry system is too much for that setup?
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
I have not checked Event Viewer, good suggestion. Also Mr. Mackey: I am connected to a generic power strip.
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asked Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU