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Windows 7: BSOD because of RAM

08 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSOD because of RAM

I have a computer with following specifications:
MSI A8N Neo4
Athlon 3200+
3 GB RAM - 2x1GB CORSAIR VS1GB400C3 and 2x512MB GEIL GE1GB3200 BHDC

The problem is in BSOD for which I assume that they come from RAM, because minidump files point to random causes and NTOSKRNL is the one who always crashes.

I tested ram thoroughly with memtest86+, windows memory diagnostics, hci memtest and gold memory pro. All programs show up errors when all modules of RAM are inserted. Everything is fine when only GEIL RAM is inserted, so obviously CORSAIR causes problems. Memtest86+ once found an error with both sticks, but not when only one present. Same thing goes for HCI memtest. Gold memory pro finds problems with single module and when both modules are inserted at once (but it happened now twice that it didn't detect any errors after BIOS reset, so that's very strange).

Anyway, I tried with several different settings for RAM in BIOS, but without any outcome difference. Perhaps I didn't hit the proper settings, so I'm asking you to help me out with any useful ideas.

Here is BIOS menu for RAM: http://shrani.si/f/C/Sa/2iMVIO8s/img3443.jpg

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08 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Perhaps the motherboard is on its way out?
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08 Jul 2012   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hi krneki,

Can you give us some snips of the different tabs in CPU-Z of each of the memory slots ?


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08 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As you have posted on another site.
BSOD because of RAM - Tech Support Forum
The answer is the same IMO you are using miss matched ram. Sometimes the same spec rams by different manufactures don't work well together.
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08 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

CPU-z with problematic CORSAIR RAM: http://shrani.si/f/3e/wx/2NdeLukR/cpu-z.jpg

Voltage was set on 2.65 V all the time, I changed it now to 2.50 and again, no difference.
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08 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know of no ram that voltage is set that high. The highest factory specs I have ever seen is 1.65v. Remove the ram and inspect, it should have on it the max. voltage for that stick.
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08 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I know of no ram that voltage is set that high. The highest factory specs I have ever seen is 1.65v. Remove the ram and inspect, it should have on it the max. voltage for that stick.
I do: Corsair Memory
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08 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please post the site where Corsair recommends that high of voltage.
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08 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I know of no ram that voltage is set that high. The highest factory specs I have ever seen is 1.65v. Remove the ram and inspect, it should have on it the max. voltage for that stick.
This is an old nForce 4 Ultra (AMD) motherboard, using 184 pin DDR memory. (Not DDR2, or DDR3.) I suppose that it's really a K8N Neo 4.

I didn't realize that it is possible to install Windows 7 on that chipset.
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09 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Neither did I.
To krneki. Fill in your systems ((My System Specs)) so we know what we are dealing with. This back and forth tap dance isn't working well at all. We would like to help but we need your specs.
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