if prime95 gives you that error it means the processor is unstable because of overclocking/insufficient voltage or has overheated.
07-25-2011, 01:30 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-25-2011, 01:31 PM by Shadow Lady.)
Means the stability test failed, either your OC is unstable or some hardware part is giving you problems.
Can only "fix" it by either reducing your OC or finding the hardware giving you problems until it's stable again.
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670 -- Windows 7 x64
your system would more likely crash if it was in the system ram, i'd expect its more likely the cache.
Memtest86 will more specifically check ram than processor function (although since the processor is used to read and write the ram, a failure in cpu or mobo could also cause memtest fail).
If you think it's the ram and you have more than one stick, you can swap and switch sticks and whatnot; you only need one in to boot.