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Windows 7: BSOD especially when running Starcraft2-Custom Built Rig

07 Jun 2012   #1
derrick3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
BSOD especially when running Starcraft2-Custom Built Rig

I recently put together a custom computer (first time building one- I'm a newb.) , my system specs are on my profile. Attached is my system health report and my dump files. I'm running only Microsoft Security Essentials for antivirus.

Basically, I've been getting various BSOD's (see the dump files for a couple) I tried reformatting & reinstalling windows (using a cd as well as a usb), I've tried to update all my drivers, I downloaded memtest & ran it for 5 hours, then did one stick at a time for 5-8 hours each. No errors. I've ran disk check with no errors. I also adjusted RAM timing and chipset voltages to match GSKill specs- 9-9-9-24 with northbridge at 2000mhz & hT link 2000mhz & voltage on northbridge at 1.605 (Gskills recommendation for black edition CPU) Since doing that it's been a little more stable, but still crashes. I also updated the motherboard BIOS. It's not overheating- the temperatures are all in the 30's C. I set it to make minidumps, and not restart automatically.

It crashes sporadically, and especially has problems when downloading/running Starcraft2. (Though it runs Diablo 3 just fine.) But I don't think it's game dependent as it crashes all the time. Sometimes it blue screens but doesn't make a dump file, sometimes it doesn't even blue screen it just spontaneously resets. It also doesn't seem to like having a 2nd hard drive installed- I've got a 1TB western digital I wanted to put in it but every time I've stuck it in the computer starts having more errors or not booting up at all.

Let me know if there's anything else I can answer for you, sorry for the lack of technical info, I'm relatively ignorant about hardware and THANKS a TON.

Derrick


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07 Jun 2012   #2
derrick3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Also, a lot of time it happens when downloading starcraft 2 patches, and often when it freezes a high pitched sound continually comes out of the speakers.

Can anyone shed some light? Not sure if this is bad hardware, or drivers, or what.
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07 Jun 2012   #3
derrick3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Could this have something to do with it not being set for AHCI?
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07 Jun 2012   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You appear to be missing some Windows Updates. Please install any remaining updates to your system.


Your chipset drivers are out of date and point to the crashes. Having out of date chipset drivers can lead to crashes with an SSD due to it being newer technology. AMD Chipset Drivers

Install only the chipset drivers and not the RAID drivers or utility from the AMD site.
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08 Jun 2012   #5
derrick3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I found the missing updates, and installed the chipset. I must have been installing the wrong chipset drivers. Also, I disabled Quiet & Cool. After doing this, I haven't had any issues with instability!! Thanks a TON. I've spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure this out on my own!

I'll monitor it for a few more days to make sure there aren't any more issues and then mark this resolved.
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08 Jun 2012   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome a ton.

Please post back in a few days how things are going, too. It will be good to know when it is for sure solved.
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11 Jun 2012   #7
derrick3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Things are going great, no major problems so far, other than trying to get it into AHCI mode. =)
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11 Jun 2012   #8
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Great news! Happy to see it solved.
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