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Not enough power to memory.

I just built a new pc using a new motherboard with newer memory ddr4 but kept my older power supply of 1000 watts, because some of the slots of my memory went bad on my old desktop I found out after testing them with memtest. Now that I have a completely new machine with new parts but with the same power supply and storage drives I have had three to four different bsod memory errors in the past half year. I am starting to think that either my power supply can't keep enough power to power everything and the memory is not getting enough power or since I live in a smaller one bedroom apartment apartment that I simply don't have enough power available to power my new gaming desktop. I have a gigabyte z170-gaming 7 with a skylake i7, nzxt kraken closed loop liquid cooler 4*8gb ddr4 nvidea 960, thermaltake toughpower grand tpg-1200m between 2-4 years old, one 120 gb ssd boot drive, 2 hard drives, 2 optical drives, benq 27 inch moniter, I did a clean windows 10 install and built my computer last October.

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This would be a first.

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I've yet to find a PC with a memory power issue. However I have found PCs with mixed memory sticks that BSOD and more. In one case the mixed memory has sticks of a higher voltage in the first slots. As we know few if any motherboards have support for that when the owner added new lower voltage memory sticks they would work for a time then burn out.

Sadly it took them burning up hundreds of bucks in RAM to accept we must use compatible memory sticks (nod to crucial.com) and never mix make and model sticks.

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Thanks that sounds good

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Yeah in my old pc I mixed memory brands, this new one though has the same memory type and brand in it and all four are exactly identical. What about the apartment not having enough power? I've flipped my bracket a few times with the microwave, never with my PC though but can this be a problem? I'd like to know
-thanks

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The way a switching PSU works today

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I doubt you would see a power to the memory issue given how PSUs work today. You would be seeing seemingly random boots, BSODs and other issued far before a memory power issue.

There's rare reasons for so many drives. One of my favorite routines to stabilize a PC is to reduce drive counts. In fact my laptop does not have an optical drive and when I need one I pull out my USB 3.0 DVDRW. That has yet to happen this year.

You might free up 20 Watts alone by unplugging the opticals.

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Power problems

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If you think you have power problems in your apartment ask your landlord to check it out.

I suspect that if you really did have power problems you would see more problems than an occasional ram error.

I don't know what ram you have in this machine but if it's faster than 2133 back it down to 2133 speed...... that's native mode for the mobo and cpu....test.

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