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Windows 7: BSOD - Most likely RAM issue

12 Mar 2012   #41
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I suspect either the hard drive, graphics card, a fan, or the PSU. Could also be the CD/DVD drive. Let us know which of these you determine, or if there was something I missed.


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14 Mar 2012   #42
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Is it the motherboard making the beep?

That would indicate a hardware fault.
Is it a repeating beep series?
Could be one beep repeating or long/short combinations, etc., just note the series example: one long two short.
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19 Mar 2012   #43
Sabrac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I don't remember what the beep sounded like now, but it hasn't beeped since I last posted.
I'm still having the "warming up" issue. I had left my computer on for a few days straight without issue, but as soon as I turned it off and let it "cool down", after turning it on, I had issues keeping it on until it "warmed up".
Since I'm only running with 2GB of RAM and running WoW at the same time could it be the RAM just can't keep up?
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20 Mar 2012   #44
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The 'Cold Boot' issue is usually due to CPU and/or RAM voltage being too low.

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
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What are you using to check your CPU temperatures?
Use Core Temp, to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.

Go to your BIOS and let us know the DRAM voltage, the NB and integrated memory controller voltage, if your CPU has that feature.
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24 Mar 2012   #45
Sabrac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I only posted 1 tab from the SPD since they're both identical.
I use Speedfan to check my temps because a friend recommended it to me and its just what I'm used to.
The Voltages picture is my computer 20 minutes after being turned on this morning.
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25 Mar 2012   #46
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Check the PSU voltages when the system is cold (with system cold go to BIOS), and again when the system is warmed up. Post both cold and warm voltage settings.
In your BIOS check the output voltages of the PSU. Power > HW Monitor Configuration, VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage.

Then check the CPU Over Voltage, Memory Over Voltage, (CPU/NB Voltage should be) VDDNB Over Voltage settings, and post them here.
In BIOS, Advanced > Jumper Free Configuration.
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30 Mar 2012   #47
Sabrac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Here's the temps and voltages a few minutes after turning the system on cold.
Everything in the jumper configuration is set to auto except for certain ones for the RAM I set myself.
I set the timing of my RAM and the voltage.
Will post later when it warms up.
Sometimes when the system is cold, it restarts giving me the boot block trying to find a new BIOS.
Could this mean my MB has issues? I've reinstalled the BIOS multiple times.
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30 Mar 2012   #48
Sabrac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Seem to keep getting these ntoskrnl.exe BSODs today.
My RAM is brand new and I've run Memtest a bunch of times. The RAM has no issue.
Psting the minidumps.
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31 Mar 2012   #49
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Passing memtest86+ doesn't mean that the RAM has no issues, just that it didn't have an issue during the test.
RAM issues can be very elusive and difficult to find.

What are the RAM settings you put in?

Did you get a chance to get the 'warm' voltage settings?

The cause can still be many things, RAM and CPU settings, bad RAM, CPU, motherboard or PSU, to name a few.
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31 Mar 2012   #50
Sabrac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I put in 5-5-5-15 timings and 1.8v in my BIOS settings.
I looked at the newegg site to see what timings and voltages the RAM were after a friend suggested to add them.

Another problem has arisen. Sometimes when I load my computer, in the dark areas(more visible) will be little pink pixels that seem to flicker about on the screen. The screen will then turn on and off(gooing black) every few seconds then after a while will return to normal.
I took a screenshot during the bug and when it fixed itself the pink pixels didn't show.
Gonna try using a new HDMI cable.

And I ran Memtest86+ for 30 minutes and it got some errors then Memtest froze.
Coudl this mean the new RAM went bad too?
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