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Windows 7: Custom Build with frequent random BSOD error 0x00000f4 (possible fix)

05 Feb 2014   #1
NudeGrandpa

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Custom Build with frequent random BSOD error 0x00000f4 (possible fix)

Hello All,

I am new here, but I have been surfing through the forums tirelessly in order to try to remedy this BSOD situation that was plaguing my first build. I hope that I can offer something to others that may be having a similar problem. I can only assume that this problem springs up with Gigabyte Z87-UD3H motherboards because that is what I am using, but correct me if I'm wrong.

So I spent months trying to figure out what was wrong, reconnected all of my SSDs and HDDs to the power supply, switched out SATA cables, switched RAM slots on my motherboard, cleaned everything out, changed the thermal paste on my processor, did a clean install of windows twice, ran all the memory tests with nothing coming up to show that anything was wrong, updated my SSD firmware. You get the idea. I was at my wits end and I finally saw a post that said that the @BIOS software that comes with Gigabyte and updates your BIOS for you has a reputation of bricking motherboards. I read this and decided to use Q-flash to update my BIOS instead, and I haven't had a BSOD in 2 days. I was getting BSsOD frequently while browsing the internet or typing up word documents, the computer would just hang for 30-40 seconds and then blue screen.

Anyway, I think that this may be a common issue for people starting new builds that are reluctant to use Q-flash and would rather use something that essentially updates for them. It's just something to consider. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or shed some light on what Q-flash does differently, as I would like to know WHY my computer no longer blue screens randomly.

TLDR: Use Q-flash to update BIOS, not @BIOS software from Gigabyte!

I wish you all the best and I hope we can live in a world without blue screens.


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06 Feb 2014   #2
Arc

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Hi NudeGrandpa.

Good post.

It would be nice if we come to know about the other brands of motherboards too.

BTW, dont you have clothes?
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21 Feb 2014   #3
NudeGrandpa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It must not be just updating the BIOS, after 4 days, it started again. I would assume it's a compatibility issue or maybe faulty RAM or something. I just don't have time to start digging into it. It does work really well for days at a time, then it will have a bad day where it has 3 or 4 BSsOD in a short period, and then it just stops. Buhhhh!!
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22 Feb 2014   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi NudeGrandpa (top username!).

You may want to post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.
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21 Mar 2014   #5
NudeGrandpa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I'll consider it if I can't forum hop my way to victory. I think I'm getting closer, but soon I will throw myself at the feet of the community, groveling and asking for your help.
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