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Windows 7: New motherboard Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Now BSOD and freezes

22 Jul 2012   #11
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spectrum 64K View Post
Hi there,

Thanks for the help so far. I've copied the file here as I didn't want to make a duplicate thread. If you would like top move my thread to the Crashes forum, please can a MOD do so?

Many thanks for your help so far.

The computer still won't pass Memtest86+. I'm at a loss now I really am.

All signs point to ram I mean you tryed different configurations and it crashed

Either you have a bad slot or the ram is simply not good
I would check out the QVL qualified vendors list return that ram grab new one's and seeif it changes most likley you have failing sticks of ram
That too! Thanks for the catch!


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24 Jul 2012   #12
Spectrum 64K

Windows 7 Professionall x64
 
 

Hello all,

It looks like I was misguided in my assumptions. I downloaded and burnt a new copy of Memtest86+ 4.20 and ran that with two DIMMs in the first channel (1st and third actually) slots. These ran for 7 passes with no errors. I moved these two to the other slots and these again ran for 7 passes with no errors.

I put all 4 sticks in and ran them for 7 passes with no errors! I'm now completely confused. I am going back to the beginning of this thread to try the list of things given after un-installing avast.

I may even perform a clean system start with the disc as this will remove any software issues, I hope.

As for the upgrade to the SSD, I can't find driver updates for it anywhere. If anyone can, please help.
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27 Jul 2012   #13
Spectrum 64K

Windows 7 Professionall x64
 
 

Hi all,

I have followed the step by step guide and have the following news:

I can not find a software conflict. I have updated all drivers, Windows, and I'm now running MSE instead of AVAST. The new Memtest+86 4.20 showed no errors after 7 passes with all 4 x 2gb sticks inserted. When I insert 4 sticks the computer boots, gets to windows and then randomly freezes. Nothing unlocks it until I hold the power button down.

I have attached the latest sevenforum tools diagnostic. I have gone and ordered a 4 x 4GB kit as an upgrade-cum-sort-my-problem-out purchase int he hope this will work. I made sure it was on the manufacturers list. Other than trying this next week, I'm unsure how to proceed.

I may need to tweak the bios but this is where my knowledge becomes non-existent.

All help appreciated.


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31 Jul 2012   #14
Spectrum 64K

Windows 7 Professionall x64
 
 

Can anyone take a look at this please?
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31 Jul 2012   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

One thing that you could do, and I have a bootable USB stick prepared for this purpose, is to see whether a bootable version of Linux, such as Ubuntu, is able to run without having the problems you are currently having. It is a good way to separate hardware and software issues (since Windows is not being invoked). If it turns out that you have no problems with this, and that the problems return when trying to run Windows, then it could be an issue with some aspect of your installation, e.g. a faulty/missing/incorrectly installed driver or a problematic update.
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02 Aug 2012   #16
Spectrum 64K

Windows 7 Professionall x64
 
 

I have been running with two sticks of RAM, consistently and constantly for a week now. I can only assume that the system doesn't like 4 sticks inserted. I have ordered 4 from the manufacturers list so will give them a whirl.
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02 Aug 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

One thing that hasn't yet been mentioned, or perhaps I have missed it:

1. Can you confirm that you have installed the latest drivers for the motherboard?
2. What version of the BIOS are you running?

Regards,
Golden
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02 Aug 2012   #18
Spectrum 64K

Windows 7 Professionall x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

One thing that hasn't yet been mentioned, or perhaps I have missed it:

1. Can you confirm that you have installed the latest drivers for the motherboard?
2. What version of the BIOS are you running?

Regards,
Golden
Thanks for this, Golden.

I updated the BIOS to F3 (the latest version for this motherboard).

I just want to say thank you to all of you for the help. I guess with the RAM passing the test but failing when in as a 4 there must be some BIOS settings that get it to work but I simply could not get it to work.

With the new Corsair Vengence 16GB kit I bought from Amazon for £65 (1600 MHZ) the computer is running faster than ever and has been running flawlessly all today on Prime95.

Now it's a question of whether or not I sell the old RAM as is on eBay or RMA it first. Memtest86+ says it's fine but I don't want to pass on less than perfect RAM.
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