Prime95 Error Testing Hardware In 3 Seconds

By Keith22
Nov 1, 2007
  1. Okay i ran prime95 on my new system and got a hardware error within like 3 seconds. I took a screenshot of the results to show you guys. I can NOT find that "stress.txt" file for the life of me. My rig is.. :

    CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad ( G0 )
    Board: EVGA nForce 680i SLI (p27 bios came with it, flashed to p30 for kentsfield core support, A1 Version)
    Video Card: EVGA 8800GTS 640MB
    Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB
    PSU: OCZ 700 Watt GameXstreme
    RAM: Corsair XMS2 PC-6400 800MHZ (4GB)
    OS: Windows XP Home ( i know.. 4GB w/ xp Home, my mistake )

    Anybody have ANY idea what peice of hardware it could be, my motherboard seems funky too me i think it might be that. Also where might i find the stress.txt file?

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Try it with 3gig of ram or less.
  3. Keith22

    Keith22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Will do, trying it now. Ill edit with results in a few.


    Well i took out the last stick in the last socket for a total of 3GB of ram and for some reason the test has been stable and error-less for a good 5-10 mins now. Not a long time i know but it didnt fail after 3 seconds. Wtf does that mean though, my ram has been mem tested with zero errors over night.

    bump. sorry guys, need info on this. very confusing!
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    XP doesn't like more than 3 gig, and it seems you are proving that.
  5. Keith22

    Keith22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    No **** eh, wow. What about the 64 bit version, even though it "supports" alot more ram, would it still not like the fact that theres 4GB in there?
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    In thoery it's ok with more ram, but i havent seen it tested.
  7. Keith22

    Keith22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Ahh okay well that sorta makes sense. Thanks alot for the help.. hopefully my problems are solved now and i wont have to RMA the motherboard.
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