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Windows 7: Regular BSOD's on fairly recent build. Windows 7 64 bit.


26 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Regular BSOD's on fairly recent build. Windows 7 64 bit.

Hi all,

I would greatly appreciate any help regarding my relatively infrequent but nonetheless very annoying BSOD's that I am encountering on my fairly new build, built in November 2010. The first BSOD was about an hour after the initial install, they have continued at an average of about one per 3 days, with the longest break being none for about 2 weeks after I installed service pack 1, which I thought had fixed the problem.

I have attached the requested diagnosis files accordingly, my specs follow (all running at stock with no OCing).

Gigabyte H55M-UD2H motherboard
4GB OCZ Gold 1333 ram
i5 760
Asus GTX 460 768m
Soundblaster XF extreme Audio PCI-E
Spinpoint F3 1 gig HD
Sony Optiarc DVD drive
Powercool 850w psu


A few of things to note.

1. I purchased a full version of Windows 7 Professional from Amazon that later turned out to be counterfeit. After the key was rejected after a couple of months (it turned out to be a developer version sold fraudulently); I bought a get genuine online kit direct from Microsoft, but I have not reinstalled Windows since the initial install using the counterfeit software.

However, the original install was verified just fine and apart from the BSOD's it worked perfectly.


2. I had initially thought it was AVG causing BSOD's so I uninstalled it, then installed Avast, only for them to continue, so I uninstalled Avast and installed Microsoft Security Essentials which I continue to us, but still with the BSODs.


3. I thought it might be the Ram, so I ran memtest for 9 passes with no errors. I then thought it was the voltage on my motherboard defaulting to 1.58v, so I upped it to my ram's recommended of 1.65. The BSOD's continued. (The timings were all correct too by the way). I then flashed my motherboard's Bios to the latest version that was supposed to fix ram compatibility issues ; but it also reset the CMOS values returning the voltage to 1.58v. However, it is my understanding that 1.58v should be sufficient, so I have left it at that as the 1.65 v didn't improve the BSOD situation.


4. The BSOD's are vexing as I can game for hours on end using a lot of system resources with no worries and although I have has a few BSOD's whilst gaming, the vast majority have been when the PC is idle or with a web browser open (it's BSOD'd both in Google Chrome and MS Internet Explorer).


5. I have tired numerous standard fixes, including checking all drivers are up to date, using system tools like scandisc, etc. My impression is that I might have some faulty hardware, most likely the ram even though it passed 9 runs on Memtest. I even think it could possibly be the spinpoint HD, though I hope this is not the case.

My system temps run fairly cool even under load so I don't think it's overheating or anything of that nature.


I consider myself to be reasonably computer literate, but I am stumped for ideas right now other than changing hardware.


I would greatly appreciate any help or advice that anyone may have.


Thank you kindly in advance.


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