|03 Jul 2011||#1|
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BSOD even after reinstall, yet passes Prime95, Memtest etc.
I've built many simple PC's for people, but upgrading my own in January was the worst thing I ever did! I've an Antec P180 case, to which I fitted a new Mobo, CPU, RAM and Gfx Card. The thing was so unstable. I ran out of time trying to fix it, so took it to a shop where they reinstalled the OS and all new RAM. It worked, joy.
Ever since it's always been a little flakey - occasional random reboots, BSOD's, failure to power up after sleep - but the last two weeks it has been terrrible (no hardware changes). After a repair install of Windows 7 made it no better, I went for a total clean install I had BSOD again within 30 mins - with nothing connected but mouse, keyboard, monitor + SSD and 2nd HDD.
It always seems to be when I am browsing online (even in safe mode!) - yet Photoshop, watching videos etc. is fine. The problem browsing is in IE, Firefox or Chrome; doesn't matter.
Today I ran all RAM modules through Memtest86 individually, all passed; then ran Prime95 for a few hours, then PassMark BurnInTest. I updated the SSD to firmware v2.0 from v1.1 this morning and enabled AHCI, but this hasn't helped any.
Can anyone see anything in the attached info that I may have missed?
I'm would like to return the mobo for replacement under warranty, but I can't demonstrate what is wrong!
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|03 Jul 2011||#3|
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As it happens, today I ran through all the RAM sticks I have at home and tested them all on a spare machine with Memtest on a Ubuntu USB. All the sticks the shop said were bad were actually good, except one. I jigged the ones in the problematic PC around so instead of 2x1GB + 2x512MB, I just have 3x1GB and room for another 1GB stick when I buy one. They are all the same speed (see attached).
20 mins stable so far, I'll have to see how it goes. Hopefully I've fixed this problem by accident!
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