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Windows 7: BSOD at random intervals, no specific pattern even after clean install

19 Nov 2012   #61
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
What manufacturer and model of motherboard do you have.

you should have an option for dram timings and dram voltage.

ASUS P5N-D motherboard.

Yes, there are options but the RAM does not state the timings and the voltage it does state is less than any option available in the BIOS.


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19 Nov 2012   #62
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

For future reference, your motherboard drivers, bios updates and manual can be found here. Optimized defaults is found under the exit menu, or by pressing F5. I'll update this post in a minute.

The lowest voltage for ram listed in the manual is 1.850 If your voltage is 1.80 like in the CPUz screenshots, 1.850 is fine.
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19 Nov 2012   #63
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
For future reference, your motherboard drivers, bios updates and manual can be found here. Optimized defaults is found under the exit menu, or by pressing F5. I'll update this post in a minute.

The lowest voltage for ram listed in the manual is 1.850
Thanks. I'd used Ctrl+F to find 'optimized' but couldn't. And yes, but the RAM says 1.8 on the sticker.
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19 Nov 2012   #64
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

In your bios, I think it is called set up default. F5 should bring it up. Then set the boot order, ram timings and voltage, and look at the sata mode to see what it is.

And never be afraid to ask questions. We don't mind a bit. I would rather you ask, than do something wrong, then have to fix it. The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask.
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19 Nov 2012   #65
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
In your bios, I think it is called set up default. F5 should bring it up. Then set the boot order, ram timings and voltage, and look at the sata mode to see what it is.

And never be afraid to ask questions. We don't mind a bit. I would rather you ask, than do something wrong, then have to fix it. The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask.
Brilliant, thank you!

Right. Set defaults, set the boot order and changed the DRAM voltage. I have attached the sata screenshot beneath but cannot find out what timings to set to my RAM.

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19 Nov 2012   #66
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can you post a snap of the boot priority screen?
Is the OS on the OCZ drive?
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19 Nov 2012   #67
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Can you post a snap of the boot priority screen?
Is the OS on the OCZ drive?
Attachment 242234

The OS is on the OCZ solid state, yes.
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19 Nov 2012   #68
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Do you have an option of choosing which hard disk? You have 2.
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19 Nov 2012   #69
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, in his first Essenbe said to set the CDROM as the first boot device. This shows it is the HDD.

Try changing the !st device to CDROM, 2nd to HDD.

You should have the SSD attached to SATA1 and the CDROM IDE connected so it is the Master, usually the very end of the ribbon cable.
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19 Nov 2012   #70
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Do you have an option of choosing which hard disk? You have 2.
Nope. That's the thing. The screenshot shows the options I have - of which it just states 'Hard Disk'. I thought the OCZ might be loose but it's not and it still registers in the BIOS as attached.

Most confusing!!

In the Boot menu it gives you the opportunity to change the order of the Hard Disk Drives but I'm not sure this would work.
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