I have recently built a new computer which has been working perfectly fine up until a few days ago. My computer froze while playing a game and I was forced to hardboot it. It worked fine for a couple more hours then i got a blue screen which I didn't have a chance to write down exactly what it said but I remember seeing "service_exception_error". I then decided to turn the comp off and let it rest for a day. I then turned the computer back on and it worked fine for a few hours and it froze again, but this time when i tried to hardboot all lights and fans came on but no post... no beep.. no video.. so I tried clearing out cmos still no post, removed video card--no post, then removed ram and I got a continuous beeping sound so I turned it back off and replaced one stick of ram--no post.. I put the stick into the other ram slot and bingo got it to post. I then tried the other ram stick into the same slot and it posted. So I'm now able to get on here and post this but I would like to get my computer to run with both sticks of ram for optimum performance but im not sure what to do. Should I send the mobo back ? or the ram ? I will post my hardware specs below:
-Biostar A780L3L AMD760G AM3 Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X2 555 CPU
-4GBx2 Gskill F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
-EVGA Nvidia 9400gt Graphics card
Any and all suggestions are appreciated and thanks in advance.
Edit: Also I was wandering if anyone knows if the ram slot is bad would that be the cause of my computer freezing up? I'm not trying to overclock or anything like that everything is pretty much set up at factory defaults as far as bios settings and stuff like that.
Edited by Estesjm, 06 March 2011 - 03:58 PM.