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Windows 7: Random BSOD's or computer freezes

05 Jan 2010   #1
Uncle Seamus

Windows Seven Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Random BSOD's or computer freezes

Hi,

The title covers it all...I've been experiencing some random BSOD's.
My pc's specs are in my profile. Hope the .dmp will tell you something more.

Thanks in advance


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05 Jan 2010   #2
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

I would check in your performance information and tools\advanced for any errors and also look in event viewer, also is everything installed in device manager with no warnings ?

have you tested your memory, if not can you download the iso of memtest86 then run the disc from boot for at least 3 full passes and let us know how it went ?
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05 Jan 2010   #3
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I've seen issues with Asus P5 series boards and different brands of memory.
Please visit the Asus and the Corsair websites to ensure that you have the correct timings/settings/voltages on your memory.
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Uncle Seamus

Windows Seven Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your tips:
*event viewer doesn't give any additional info. It just says that windows has been shut down, perhaps
because of a power cut etc...
*no probs detected by device manager
*a while ago, my pc bsod'ed every 30 seconds or so (even in safe mode). I then ran memtest86 and there
were problems with my RAM but they have been dealt with.

Since this is not the first time I've had random errors, I suppose I have somewhat of a faulty motherboard
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06 Jan 2010   #5
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

it's not neccesarily a motherboard fault but more like it can be a bit fussy which ram you use as "usasma" has said above

I did try access the memory support list from the ASUS site but it didn't work for me , but I did find this forum post that might help after you know the exact spec of your memory ?
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07 Jan 2010   #6
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you have to muck about with the timings/settings/voltages of your RAM in order to get your system working properly - then it's my opinion that something isn't working properly. My suggestion is to get another system with all new parts (which probably isn't practical for most people).

There's no telling exactly what causes this issue - as there's no reasonable test for motherboards and memory. So, if you can't afford to throw money around, then your only recourse is searching for reference info and carefully experimenting with the settings/timings/voltages to see if you can gain stability.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
Uncle Seamus

Windows Seven Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well usasma, I believe you've summed it up nicely.

Buying a completely new system isn't a possibility just yet, so I (read: the guys at "seven forums") will have to fix some issues as they come along the way
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