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Windows 7: BSOD at startup

27 Mar 2014   #11
essenbe

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

Truthfully, I am not sure. If it is the ram malfunctioning on a cold boot, then sitting in bios will never enable us to find out the problem. But also will not enable us to find out if it is the ram or Dimm Slots of the board. Also, use version 4.20 of memtest86+. I had trouble with memtest V5 also. I run memtest a lot. Look at the list and get the one you want. You can get just the ISO to burn to CD or the preconfigured file that will load it onto a USB drive. They're both the same test, just how you prefer to run it.


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05 Apr 2014   #12
Tranquil Hegemo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

See attached for the memtest results - all have been run for 8 passes at least and hopefully are obviously named. Be interesting to hear what you think.

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08 Apr 2014   #13
Tranquil Hegemo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to look at this further yet and has any suggestions on what to do (putting the PC in a field and shooting it is not an option for me unfortunately).

Thanks

Tranquil Hegemo
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08 Apr 2014   #14
essenbe

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

Tranquil Hegemo, If you would, please download and install CPUz, (as usual being careful not to install any 'add ons' that may be included with it) The please post screenshots (Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums) of the Memory tab and the SPD tab for each dim slot. The dim slots can be selected from a drop down box in the upper left corner of the SPD tab. The memtest results are quite unusual in that it does not read the ram at all and also have some extremely unusual timings for the ram. CPUz should tell us, but just in case, please tell us the manufacturer and model of the ram you have. memtest is saying it is triple channel ram which is not right for your board. Every stick failed in every test you listed.

This is an example and Graphics is far from my expertise. Attachment 313156
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08 Apr 2014   #15
Tranquil Hegemo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Essenbe,

Think I have already done the CPUz part and posted those earlier as requested by yourself (files are in my initial reply to yourself and called Tranquil Hegemo4.zip but if I am misunderstanding what you are requesting and the information that you want is not on there please let me know and I will get the results for you tonight.

Memory is Corsair 16GB-DDR3-1333mhz-XMS3 - http://www.ebuyer.com/389194-corsair-16gb-ddr3-1333mhz-xms3-memory-kit-cmx16gx3m2a1333c9 - see link for exactly the same stuff as I bought.

Thanks

Tranquil Hegemo

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08 Apr 2014   #16
essenbe

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

I'm sorry, I forgot that, but I found it. If you would, please go into Bios and look at your ram timings and tell me what they are set to. Something is really wrong. Here is a screenshot of what CPUZ shows on the memory tab which is what CPUz reads as the way your memory is running right now, which is correct.

This is the screenshot you provided for memtest. Notice the ram frequency and timings it shows.

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08 Apr 2014   #17
essenbe

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

Also, did you run memtest86 or memtest86+? The names are very similar, but memtest86+ is the much better test.

EDIT: You ran the correct test. If you ran that test with the computer cold, could you run it again for me? Wait until the computer is hot before starting the tests and run it about 10 minutes and send a screenshot of that.(Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums). You don't need the whole test. I just want to see how the test reads the ram. So, just a few minutes is OK.
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09 Apr 2014   #18
Tranquil Hegemo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Have attached some screen shots of the memory timings - I left these at the default settings i.e. auto as I reasoned the motherboard would be able to do a better job than me in that respect. If you need anything else please ask.

As for the memtest results - it was a random mix of cold and warm restarts - I just ran the tests when I had the time. I have attached a screen shot of a very quick test that I did earlier after running the PC for a while but it is not for the full 10 minutes - probably only a couple at most. Again please feel free to ask if you need a longer run.
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09 Apr 2014   #19
Tranquil Hegemo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I will add the files this time....
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09 Apr 2014   #20
essenbe

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

What I am concerned about is CPUZ lists the timings as 9-9-9-24 as they should be. Memtest+ lists your timings as 19-15-15-31 which will certainly cause a BSOD. I am more inclined to believe CPUz. With new technology, sometimes it takes software vendors time to catch up. Memtest86+ v 5.01 has included support for Haswell. Please try to run it again with that version and show a screenshot of how it reads the ram. If you need to know how to boot from the CD or a USB, please ask and we will help you.
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