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Windows 7: BSOD when entering Win 7 with more than 2 GB RAM

23 Apr 2010   #1
brianz

windows 7 64
 
 
BSOD when entering Win 7 with more than 2 GB RAM

I am at my wit's end, I don't know what the deal is. I just finished building a killer PC running i7 980x on an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard with GTX 470 graphics card, Intel 160 GB SSD, Corsair 850 TX power supply. The RAM is 6x2=12 GB of the Corsair 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24. I am running Win7 64 bit.

POST is fine and the BIOS looks good.

I have had nothing but trouble whenever I use more than one stick of RAM. I couldn't install Win 7 at 12 GB, getting hung up and BSOD, so I was able to install only with one stick of 2 GB. Same thing now - if I boot with 4 GB or more, it's BSOD. With 2 GB, I can work like normal.

I ran memtest on each stick individually and on all 12 sticks, and there were no errors after multiple passes.

What is going on???? Anybody have any idea?

Thanks.


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23 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianz View Post
I am at my wit's end, I don't know what the deal is. I just finished building a killer PC running i7 980x on an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard with GTX 470 graphics card, Intel 160 GB SSD, Corsair 850 TX power supply. The RAM is 6x2=12 GB of the Corsair 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24. I am running Win7 64 bit.

POST is fine and the BIOS looks good.

I have had nothing but trouble whenever I use more than one stick of RAM. I couldn't install Win 7 at 12 GB, getting hung up and BSOD, so I was able to install only with one stick of 2 GB. Same thing now - if I boot with 4 GB or more, it's BSOD. With 2 GB, I can work like normal.

I ran memtest on each stick individually and on all 12 sticks, and there were no errors after multiple passes.

What is going on???? Anybody have any idea?

Thanks.
Have you checked max mem, and max cpu in msconfig? (type msconfig in search). Max mem should be UNchecked, Max cpu also.

Let us know

Ken
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23 Apr 2010   #3
DocBrown

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

Check in system configuration & under the Boot Tab,
then advanced options.
Make sure Maximum memory is unchecked & set to zero ( 0 )


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23 Apr 2010   #4
brianz

windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks, didn't know to take a look at those, but unfortunately I have them configured as you suggest.

I don't understand how I'm getting BSOD memory dumps yet it POSTs fine and memtest works fine for hours on one stick or all six sticks. I am very frustrated. Open to more suggestions though...
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23 Apr 2010   #5
DocBrown

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

If you attach your BSOD minidump, Ken will be able to analyze it quickly

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...tml#post351429
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