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Windows 7: Chronic BSOD after SSD, RAM install

09 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Chronic BSOD after SSD, RAM install

Hi guys,

I have an ASUS N53SV-XV1 that has been suffering chronic BSODs after an SSD and RAM upgrade. The problem is happening at random and the machine been going BSOD at least once an hour.

The SSD is a Crucial M4 and has the newest firmware available (000F). I did a clean install of Windows 7 after installing the SSD and the problem seems unaffected. I did a 6+ pass test on the RAM and there were no errors. Please help!

Here are the specs on the machine:


Make and Model
ASUS N53SV-XV1

Display
15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)

Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology

Processor
Type : 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM
Speed : 2.0 GHz (with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
Cache : 3 MB L3

Chipset
Intel® HM65

Memory
Corsair 8GB (2x 4GB) 1333mhz PC3-10666 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM
NOTE: I ran Memtest 6+ passes and it came back clean (no errors).

Storage
Crucial M4 SSD 256GB, 2.5" SATA

Optical Drive
Super Multi DVD drive

Communication
LAN : 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
WLAN : Integrated 802.11 b/g/n (@2.4GHz)

Bluetooth
Built-in Bluetooth™ 2.1

Audio
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
Built-in Speakers And Microphone
SonicFocus
(Realtek High Definition Audio)

Interface
1 x USB 3.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Line-in Jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor

Power
Output : 19 V DC, 6.3 A, 120 W (Quad Core) / 4.74 A , 90 W (Dual Core)
Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal


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09 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Your description of the problems and your reports clearly indicate a memory problem
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
Take the memory test. Run for 8 passes. Then use a good slot and test each stick.Since you just had an upgrade the problem is probably due to Ram not seated properly or you mixed and matched when you bought the new ram.
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09 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Your description of the problems and your reports clearly indicate a memory problem
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
Take the memory test. Run for 8 passes. Then use a good slot and test each stick.Since you just had an upgrade the problem is probably due to Ram not seated properly or you mixed and matched when you bought the new ram.
Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling it might still be the RAM. I'll re-run Memtest and see what I find. All RAM sticks are the same make and model (listed in my original post). It is necessary to test the RAM sticks one at a time? When I originally ran Memtest I ran the sticks two at a time.
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09 Aug 2012   #4

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Run them all for 8 passes.
Then run one stick at a time for 6 passes each.
The results will be accurate, unless you have dual channel; then it may pass when it should not.
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23 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Run them all for 8 passes.
Then run one stick at a time for 6 passes each.
The results will be accurate, unless you have dual channel; then it may pass when it should not.
Re-tested both RAM sticks (13, 14 passes respectively) and both came back with no errors.

Could it be something with the SSD? The BSODs started after the SSD install. The SSD firmware is up to date. Maybe some settings in Windows that I need to adjust?
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23 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You would have a better feel for the problem than me, you are right there.
Go to the website of you HD manufactuer and test the drive.
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23 Aug 2012   #7

home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by st0kEd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Run them all for 8 passes.
Then run one stick at a time for 6 passes each.
The results will be accurate, unless you have dual channel; then it may pass when it should not.
Re-tested both RAM sticks (13, 14 passes respectively) and both came back with no errors.

Could it be something with the SSD? The BSODs started after the SSD install. The SSD firmware is up to date. Maybe some settings in Windows that I need to adjust?
go and have a look at the crucial forums. Quite a few complaints there about the Crucial M4 ssd. Put me off buying one. Ive opted for the samsung 830 and am very satisfied with it
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16 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I've tried everything that's been proposed and the machine is still going BSOD. I'm going to RMA the drive. My desktop uses a Crucial M4 256GB with zero problems after about a month in use, so at least I know they can work.

I'll come back to this thread after I have the new drive.
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