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Windows 7: BSOD 3b on new PC

09 Oct 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Make sure you update your motherboard BIOS. There was a new one released a month or two ago.

They often have memory compatibility updates included.

If you try other memory, try some generic ram, like from a Dell, HP, etc. They are usually the low density/single sided without any heatsinks. They usually work on any system. for DDR3 memory, they are usually the 1333MHz, 1.5v, CAS 9, 9-9-9-27-2T type.

with the randomness of the errors, it does sound like a memory timing issue. Hopefully the BIOS update fixes it for you.

Good luck

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15 Nov 2011   #22

Windows 7

Small update.
Thanks for the reply.
I updated the BIOS to the latest version which did help somewhat.
I still get BSODS but they are less frequent. (once every few days)
I don't have access to any spare RAM to check if that's the problem nor do I want to take out 1 mem stick as I use the pc to develop on.
I will look into upgrading to 16gb (replacing the old ram) and see if that resolves the problem seeing as memory is quite cheap.

Another thing I noticed is that when I put the PC in hibernate it will get stuck on the Windows logo during boot and has to be restarted without hibernate.
And finally, it took me like 8 to 10 attemps to install SP1 as each time it would BSOD during the installation.
I get the idea that those things point to faulty mem as well.
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