Strange issues related to RAM, need help with diagnosis.


Mar 5, 2016
Lately I've been getting weird errors related to "Memory References."
This mostly happens when I try to shutdown my computer and it'll stop the shutdown with a notification of a failed memory reference.
Then after that I started getting the same problem while trying to play League of Legends. The game would crash and it would state that there is a memory reference error. Then just a few days ago while playing LoL, my computer shutdown entirely and when I tried to boot it back up immediately the POST gave me 3 short beeps which means that the base 64K of RAM was not working according to diagnostics. However after waiting a few minutes I tried again to make sure it was dead and it booted back up completely fine and normal.

I have ran both Windows Diagnostics tests to see if there was something wrong with Windows and have ran the built-in Windows RAM test and both came out with no errors. I even took out both RAM sticks and put them back in to resit them.

The suspected cause at this point seems to be my motherboard but it runs fine as long as I am not running LoL and I haven't had a shut-down since.

I would very much like anyone to help me or at least point me in the right direction as to what to do.

ASUS M5 A97 R2.0 Motherboard (1 and a half years old.)
8gigs of RAM (4 years old)
Powercolor Radeon HD7850 2gig (4 years old but runs fine)
FX-8350 Processor (1 and a half year old.)


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