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Windows 7: motherboard revival? suitable for Win 7?

21 Mar 2012   #41
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The screenshots of CPU-Z are your bad RAM right?
What does the BIOS say about the CPU temp?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemini2010 View Post
OS installed... just getting CPUZ now.
Just a thought, I noticed that the borrowed 'good' RAM is slower? than the original 'bad' RAM... 371Mhz? vs 430Mhz? or something along those lines... does that make any sense and would that cause the crash?
Anyone like to suggest why the RAM is not running at 400Mhz. I would look at manually setting the clock speed myself.


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21 Mar 2012   #42
gemini2010

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Duzzy,

Tried changing the setting in the BIOS for the DRAM and chipset as mentioned above, but this had a negative affect.

CPU = 44 degrees celsius at the moment, its only been on about 4 minutes idling in BIOS screen.

I'm going to see if I can find that other download for the cpu monitor
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21 Mar 2012   #43
gemini2010

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just defaulted the BIOS again, and booted with the good RAM and it states that the system has recovered from a serious error.

Got the Core Temp application running...


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21 Mar 2012   #44
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was actually referring to setting Memory Clock Mode to 400Mhz if the RAM is DDR2 800Mhz (PC2-6400) the same as in the CPU-Z screenshots and leaving the voltages on auto.

EDIT:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemini2010 View Post
OS installed... just getting CPUZ now.
Just a thought, I noticed that the borrowed 'good' RAM is slower? than the original 'bad' RAM... 371Mhz? vs 430Mhz? or something along those lines... does that make any sense and would that cause the crash?
I don't know why know one has suggested this but if the bad RAM is running at 430Mhz and it is DDR2 800Mhz (PC2-6400) then yes this could be the reason for the errors. Most decent branded RAM could handle a 30Mhz overclock but there's always the chance that this particular stick can not, either it's going bad or the RAM timings need adjusting to handle it and/or voltage (which has been tried).

EDIT: Apologies to Golden and Dave they both did state the underclock should not cause problems and Golden did mention about timings (Post #21 and #22)

But in saying this if your CPU-Z screenshot is the bad RAM then it's underclocked and less likely to have a problem although I have had a problem with underclocking mine any more than 10Mhz.
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21 Mar 2012   #45
gemini2010

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
I was actually referring to setting Memory Clock Mode to 400Mhz if the RAM is DDR2 800Mhz (PC2-6400) the same as in the CPU-Z screenshots and leaving the voltages on auto.
Duzzy thanks for clearing that up for me.
I gave it a crack but that didn't work either.. grr
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21 Mar 2012   #46
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well wait for the original helpers advice but I would say the RAM is a no go and needs to be replaced.

If others agree you could try the bad RAM in the PC that the good RAM came from but only boot Memtest don't let it boot Windows to avoid corruption. I say if others agree because there might be a minor risk involved and the likelyhood of a different outcome is minimal.
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21 Mar 2012   #47
gemini2010

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I was thinking the same thing that the RAM is caput. I can honestly say that this is the first time I have ever seen something like this happen to a 6 month old motherboard... It was 6 months old when it crashed and I put it in the cupboard and forgot about it for 2 years.

That sounds like a good idea to test the bad RAM in the other machine, I hadn't thought of doing that. But as you say, I'll wait and see what Dave says.

Yes, the CPU-Z screen shots were taken with the old RAM, this confused me as to how it managed to run long enough to do that, it wont even get to the desktop screen when I try to load it now. I knew what you meant though- overclocking meaning underclocking...
Tempermental machines...

Thanks for your help!
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21 Mar 2012   #48
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem, hope you get it fix quick.
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21 Mar 2012   #49
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Dave has already given some DRAM settings to follow. Being on Auto is why the RAM is running at different speeds.
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21 Mar 2012   #50
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Dave has already given some DRAM settings to follow. Being on Auto is why the RAM is running at different speeds.
Correct me if I'm wrong but the only setting I saw Dave suggest were to do with voltages which shouldn't affect the speed.
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