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Windows 7: BSOD playing Battlefield 3

06 Jul 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It may be a bad slot, or it may be by design. I would suggest contacting Intel to find out if that is normal behavior with your board. I have heard of these things happening where it does happen by design, but the motherboard manual fails to mention it. Intel's support staff will know for sure.


Also, are all three of your modules from the same kit, or did you buy some at different times/from different manufacturers/with different model numbers?


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07 Jul 2012   #12
giladriel

Win 7 Enterprise x64 sp1 (Retail) 1.5 years old
 
 

Done checking.
Slot B1 seems to be faulty.

I've put all 3 of sticks in B0, A0 and A1 (yeah I somehow managed to get it in there)
and today I played BF3 for 2 hours straight!
No crash, no BSOD whatsoever..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Also, are all three of your modules from the same kit, or did you buy some at different times/from different manufacturers/with different model numbers?
Both of my 2GB sticks we're bought with the pc. A year later I bought another 4GB Kingston stick of the same model exactly (KVR1333D3N9).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
It may be a bad slot, or it may be by design
Could it be by design if everything works just fine now?

EDIT: BF3 crashed again after 1 hour playing..
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07 Jul 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try removing the newer Kingston module. Just because it is the same model, the time difference in manufacturing may have changed the chips installed within the module. This has been known to cause incompatibility on systems in the past.

Are you now running with the B1 slot removed so no modules use that slot anymore?
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07 Jul 2012   #14
giladriel

Win 7 Enterprise x64 sp1 (Retail) 1.5 years old
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Try removing the newer Kingston module. Just because it is the same model, the time difference in manufacturing may have changed the chips installed within the module. This has been known to cause incompatibility on systems in the past.
But it worked just fine up until very recently, about 3-4 months now..

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Are you now running with the B1 slot removed so no modules use that slot anymore?
Yep.
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08 Jul 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you avoid static damage to the PC when you installed the upgrade?

Avoid Static Damage to Your PC | PCWorld may be good further reading.
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10 Jul 2012   #16
giladriel

Win 7 Enterprise x64 sp1 (Retail) 1.5 years old
 
 

I'm pretty sure I have avoided it, but I can't say for sure unfortunately.

UPDATE:
For the past 2-3 days my system is running without the 4GB stick.
No crashes/bsods at all.
I've been playing BF3 (a lot), Sony Vegas, movies etc and everything seems to work flawlessly once again.

Should I try and replace the 2 sticks with the single 4GB for the next few days, just so I rule things out completely?
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11 Jul 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, testing the 4 GB by itself would be a good troubleshooting step. Let us know if you have any issues with it installed by itself. Remember to protect your PC from static damage when swapping modules.
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14 Jul 2012   #18
giladriel

Win 7 Enterprise x64 sp1 (Retail) 1.5 years old
 
 

Update:
For the past 3 days the only stick that was installed was the single 4GB.
No BSODs, no crashes, nothing.

I am really confused.. are we back where we started?
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14 Jul 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I think you have two issues. You have a slot that is bad or at least in need of a referral to the manufacturer to determine if it is meant to cause the problems you see (not likely, I agree). You also have two sets of RAM that will not work together due to the time between manufacturing. More than likely, they worked fine for a time, but one set (probably the old set) could no longer keep up with the other set due manufacturing changes. It may be that one set is also failing gradually and has not yet reached a point where symptoms are consistent, but having both sets in causes the problems to manifest more. There is another possibility that it is the motherboard that is having difficulty maintaining the slight variations in the two sets and the manufacturing differences. That may be due to motherboard failure that is slowly occurring and has manifested itself in a bad slot and erratic behavior with both kits installed.

Where do we go from here? It is entirely up to you, but my advice would be to contact the motherboard manufacturer first to get the slot issue resolved and possibly/probably RMA the motherboard.

You may also consider buying RAM in a kit of 8 GB (make sure it is compatible with your board and processor; i5s like 1.50 V RAM) so that you know everything was manufactured properly and no conflicts will occur.
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24 Jul 2012   #20
giladriel

Win 7 Enterprise x64 sp1 (Retail) 1.5 years old
 
 

Ok, I did a last check for an entire week:
All 3 sticks are plugged in, all 8GB are detected properly, but in a different setup:
A1 - 2GB
A0 - 2GB
B1 - empty
B0 - 4GB

Everything now is back to normal somehow.
I've been playing BF3 and a few other games, rendering with Sony Vegas, used Photoshop, recorded using Dxtory, pretty much everything that I do on a regular basis and I there were no BSODs or crashes whatsoever.

This is really baffling, is this an indication for anything?
Should I still contact Intel?
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