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Windows 7: BSOD/Resetting when adding 2nd stick of RAM or graphics card.

06 Sep 2011   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd1980 View Post
I'm still in the same boat and unable to find the minidump file even after a crash. Anymore info on this?
Several things can prevent a DMP file from being written among them no page file, page file on a different HD, a system configuration error, malware.

Have you tried searching for *.DMP?

Might also want to look in C:\windows for a file called MEMORY.DMP


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07 Sep 2011   #12
jd1980

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Here are some current dump files, I ended up moving to an old MOBO, CPU, and Ram for now.
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07 Sep 2011   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd1980 View Post
Here are some current dump files, I ended up moving to an old MOBO, CPU, and Ram for now.
These report that the crashes were related to SysInternals Process Explorer driver. I would remove it at least to test.
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07 Sep 2011   #14
jd1980

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Just read into something a bit, I'm using:

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 Debug/Checked Build 32-bit (English)

apparently debug builds throw errors on purpose if anything happens. As opposed to retail builds that just move past errors.

Operating System: Debug Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: G31M-S2L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1323MB used, 6865MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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07 Sep 2011   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd1980 View Post
Just read into something a bit, I'm using:

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 Debug/Checked Build 32-bit (English)

apparently debug builds throw errors on purpose if anything happens. As opposed to retail builds that just move past errors.

Operating System: Debug Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: G31M-S2L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1323MB used, 6865MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Its the anything that happens that is the true cause but you are right
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08 Sep 2011   #16
jd1980

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I wanted to update this forum so that it may help others out in the future. Though I'm not absolutely certain what the issue was. Here are some problems that were found. Keep in mind that I am a brand new builder and my knowledge of the process was limited to what I read in the manuals and online.

-1st BIG mistake - Received a Debug/Checked version of Windows 7 Pro. This caused a crash anytime it encountered a problem. Lesson learned - Debug/Checked versions are for anyone seeking out software/hardware issues that normally would go unnoticed on retail versions. Not for the typical user.

-2nd beginner mistake - As soon as I saw a problem, I started swapping out components. One of those parts was the HDD. Apparently this is bad. Lesson learned - HDD's stay with the motherboard.

-Bios setting - Dimms were all set to IDE. I was directed to change that to AHCI. Lesson learned - it may or may not have helped. Read more about these acronyms if attempting a build.

-4th mistake - I may have pulled the video card and some RAM when I first had issues. Lesson learned - Ensure all hardward is connected before trying to load OS.

Some other thoughts:
-Forums are an excellent tool for getting answers, use them.
-Web chat is another amazing tool - this ended up solving all my issues when a gentleman that was working with me realized that I probably made all kinds of silly mistakes and walked me through it step by step.
-Verify combatibility for CPU/Mobo, RAM/Mobo through each manufactures website. The mobo I used had a Qualified Vendor List to show which processors and RAM were fully compatible.

Good luck on those builds!
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