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What memory for a Z97X Gaming 3?

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    So what would you recommend as the 'ultimate' test of memory reliability & stability? Linx? Prime95? HCI Memtest? Everyone seems to swear by Memtest86+ but you're the first person to suggest it's not overly reliable.

    Thanks for the rest of the advice, I really didn't expect this upgrade to be so tricky to get stable. But then, unreliability is usually related to overclocking and with Haswell over 1600MHz is 'overclocked' by default. So this is bringing back all the old tricks to make it stable without actual intentional overclocking. Can't deny I didn't expect it to be so tough to get a stock clocked system stable.
     
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    I'm the sort that doesn't rely on just one test. I prefer to try ALL tests...plus gaming. For memory tweaking, I generally start with Memtest outside windows, then boot into OS and run SuperPi 32M after checking bandwidth in AIDA64, then Cinebench, then 3DMark benchmarks, then Handbrake, then Prime95, and then some gaming. That's not all I do, either... you can check my Haswell OC Guide that can be found listed on the front page for the full run-down that I use.
     
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    Well I just ran 23+ hours of Memtest86+ without error so that is definitely a good start.
     
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    PS can you link me to the guide? I don't see it anywhere.
     
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    Ok getting hacked off now. A new BSOD error caused by....I'm not entirely sure any more.

    What do I do now, I've been at this four days and getting nowhere.
     

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    I've put it up a further 0.75 for a total increase of 0.100v.

    If this doesn't fix it I'm out of ideas.
     
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    Oh one last thing - every single BSOD has been during innocuous activity. Twice when waking up from sleep and twice when online surfing via web browser. Never under high-duty duress.
     
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    Just ran the SuperPi 32M - was it meant to be so brief? Came through without any issue, 24 loops.

    Sorry for all these posts, really trying to get to the bottom of this.
     
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    +0.075 might be a bit much.

    Also edit your posts instead of double triple posting or mods will be on you quick.
     
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    Ok, I'll edit in future. I put the VCCSA down to +50 - adding an extra 25.

    Thing is, I find Linx to be an exceptionally reliable display of stability. And my system passes it no problem - indeed the only 'stability' test it's not passed yet is HCI Memtest and absolutely no one has addressed if that software is any good. It's passed Memtest86+, SuperPi 32M, and Linx64 so far.

    I'm beginning to wonder if a flaky driver is at fault. But that is very hard to diagnose.
     
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    raise vDIO +0.05v - +0.15v. That might help the HCLmemtest.
     
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