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Windows 7: BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe

06 Aug 2013   #81
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm not seeing the optimized defaults, I haven't really tampered with anything, so would they already be set to that?


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06 Aug 2013   #82
essenbe

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

I don't know if it will help you, but here is the XMP in my BIOS. Also look at the bottom right of the bios page and the different shortcuts to optimized defaults and other stuff is there. They should be on yours too. Almost every board I have seen has them. Optimized defaults is normally F5.

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06 Aug 2013   #83
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All right, I will go back in and check again. I just finished moving the video card to the slot closer to the CPU. When I restarted, my resolution was at 800x600 rather than 1920x1080. I set it to 1920x1080 with the right click > Screen Resolution at the desktop. Do I need to re download drivers or anything for the card since it moved slots? A little screen came up saying drivers installed for the card, but I just want to be sure.

EDIT: okay, i hit F7 to set my optimized defaults, then I enabled XMP and set the timings and frequency to what you specified, and the video card is moved and now displaying as 3.0 X16 like you said, anything else?
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06 Aug 2013   #84
essenbe

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

OK, usually when you set XMP it sets it for you. When you do it manually, you set them yourself. Was there much difference in what they set and what you set? You should be in better shape now. There will be things along and along as you learn the bios better. Learn it and don't be afraid of it. It is what basically controls everything on your computer. The better you know it, the more comfortable you will feel. As long as the memory tab on CPUZ reads the same within a couple on the frequency as the XMP value on the SPD tab, you should be good to go. The setting XMP and setting timings manually are ususally an either or. Read the manual and look aound bios. You'll get a better idea of how it works.
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06 Aug 2013   #85
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, the defaults weren't much different then what you said.

The frequency was already 1600 I believe. And now CPUz shows that the timings are much more in sync.

Also, why is it that the slot makes such a difference for the video card? Could that have been the cause of all these BSODs?

As I type, I've been in the clear since switching the slots and changing the BIOS.

Am I clear to attempt using other software?
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06 Aug 2013   #86
essenbe

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

Your manual will tell you the different slots. I could explain it to you, but it would be a little complicated. I really wouldn't thing your GPU running at X4 would cause the BSODs, but I guess t is possible. I would more think that the ram may have been an issue. The timings under the SPD tab, XMP values really need to match the memory tab. The frequency can, and often is a few numbers off, but the timings are critical. I would like you to run memtest86+ RAM - Test with Memtest86+. Run it for 8-10 passes which will take several hours. If you can, take a picture of the screen with your camera or cell phone.

Haswell is brand new technology and many of the programs are not up to speed with it. You will just have to deal with it until the software catches up. That's the price we pay for keeping up with new technology. Software is always playing catch up. You said you downloaded and installed the chipset drivers. What about the other drivers. You wll need them and also download all the important windows updates, I just don't install updates for hardware. I find them myself. Go to device manager and see if anything there has exclamation points or yellow triangles on it. If it does, you have a problem with that item. Usually you need a driver for it.
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06 Aug 2013   #87
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, starting memtest, will report back with a cellphone photo of the results after it runs overnight. Still BSOD free ^_^

About the drivers, the other ones were Audio and the SATA things you mentioned I didn't need before. I attempted to install the newer BIOS but when I ran the .exe it said it wasn't compatible with 64 bit Windows.
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06 Aug 2013   #88
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here is the photo of MemTest
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06 Aug 2013   #89
essenbe

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

That's why I asked for a photo. I really don't know if it was tested properly. Look at the picture, it shows your ram as DDR- 0 and timings 19-15-15-31, Tripple Chanel and a base clock of 0. Let me see if I can find out anything. Remember what I said last night about software having to catch up to the latest technology.

Also, were you running memtest86 or memtest86+? they are different programs by different people.
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06 Aug 2013   #90
Hykon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah I noticed that as well. I thought it was weird. It's also saying I have an i7 32 nano-meter architecture, when it's an i5 Haswell.

Still I'm BSOD free for going on 8 or so hours.
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