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Windows 7: BSOD after installing RAM?


11 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
BSOD after installing RAM?

So, #1 I know I do not have the zip file attached at the moment, I am posting from work and will do so once I get home, but I was just curious as to get some possible ideas as to why my computer is BSing after a few hours of being on. It happens in games, while on chrome, when the computer is just left on over night.

Here is some info:
I originally had the OS on a normal HDD, but bought a Samsung SSD and used the software that came with it to transfer over the OS. NO issues after that. I then bought 2 matching sticks of ram to what I had already installed to equal 16 GB of ram. BSOD started shortly after that, usually relating to ntoskrnl.exe. I take the ram out, no BSOD. I returned it and got a replacement, thinking it was a faulty stick, but with the new sticks the same thing happens. I ran memtest86+ for 10 hours, it completed more than enough pass throughs, and no errors were detected. I have no clue as to what could be causing the issue. Any general ideas as to what it could possibly be?

As far as I know, my drivers are all up to date since this did not start happening until I added more RAM.

As for the SF file, I will post it when I get home from work, just looking for some possible ideas until then! Thanks for the help!

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11 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try running with the new sticks on their own. Even if their speed is the same, it doesn't mean that the timings (CAS, etc.) are.
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11 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Tried this as well, they are all 9-9-9-24 1.5V.
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11 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try running the memory at 1333MHz instead of 1600MHz. This should be the default, as the higher frequency is an XMP setting, which you need to select in the BIOS.

Before changing settings, and whilst you're in the BIOS, do ALL the memory sticks match timings wise?
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11 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yup, the BIOS defaulted them to run at 1333MHz, and from what I remember all the timings were the same.

Again, thanks for the help. I know you guys can't do much without that zip file, which I will get soon, but I appreciate the troubleshooting as you are helping me now!
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11 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

OK here is my SF folder zipped after running the Diagnostics Tool. Hopefully everyone here can help!
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11 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ugh just crashed again. I have no clue what is going on. I attached the most recent grab with the tool
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