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Windows 7: BSOD During Civilization 5

04 Mar 2014   #51

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I am not sure what you mean by default/auto. I don't overclock anything.

Could insufficient memory cause a crash?

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04 Mar 2014   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Did you ever do what was recommended in your thread here?

SM Bus Controller driver missing

What little information I can find on your motherboard indicates you have 4 slots for memory.
I'm not sure how you come up with 6 gigs of ram.

How many sticks of ram do you have installed and in which slots?

What exactly is the type of ram you are using?
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04 Mar 2014   #53

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I did install the SM Bus controller driver.

I got the preinstalled dell cheaping out on parts, configuration.

Dell set it up as:
Slot 0 1GB DDR3-1333 Hyundai (they make ram?)
Slot 1 2GB DDR3-1333 Samsung
Slot 2 1GB DDR3-1333 Hyundai
Slot 3 2GB DDR3-1333 Samsung

The Hyundai ram may be Hynix. Different software says differently.
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05 Mar 2014   #54
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Well putting mismatched ram in a computer is never a good idea.

Lets see how Windows 7 sees your ram. Post one of these.

In post #48 Derek picked up a memory problem.
I personally wouldn't have such ram in a computer.

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05 Mar 2014   #55

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

Also, if you don't have it download CPUz and post screenshots of the mainboard, CPU, Memory and SPD tabs. On the SPD tabs, post a screenshot of each dim slot selected from the dropdown in the top left of the SPD tab.
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05 Mar 2014   #56
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Very good idea Steve. CPU-Z should give us some great information.

jjim26 could you read through the complete thread and let us know what requests you have completed and which ones you didn't complete?

There is little info on that motherboard except it was made by Asus for Dell.
Who know what Dell has done to the bios or anything else.
What I have found was Asus information and it indicates DDR3 1333/1066

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Hz Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* The XMP support (MAX 1333MHz) is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs and the package of DRAM. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
* According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
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05 Mar 2014   #57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

This is what I have done:
Wireless driver - was already most up to date
video driver - downgraded to 13.9 from 13.12
Intel driver - was already most up to date
Intel rapid storage technology - uninstalled
Intel rapid storage technology - reinstalled
SFC /Scannow - no problems found
BSOD setup - changed to small memory dump from kernel
Cleaned system of dust
Ran Furmark - post #31
PSU - waiting for delivery
Memtest - ran for 9 passes no errors

What I didn't do
System restore - can't do it
removed GPU and use integrated graphics
Post # 50 setting to auto
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05 Mar 2014   #58

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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06 Mar 2014   #59
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If it was my computer I would replace the ram whether it checks good or not.
Let us know if you get another BSOD.
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06 Mar 2014   #60

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Do you recommending replacing all the ram sticks or just the 1GB ones?

I have not gotten any BSOD since the ram issue.
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