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Windows 7: here comes another bsod thread

04 Aug 2010   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Good job on the system specs, running memtest86 and the CPUZ snips.

When having problems it's usually a good idea to update your BIOS and drivers.
Just curious, why didn't you update the BIOS to F3A, the latest one?

Did you find any drivers that you could update?
Check the dates and version numbers, be sure to check the chipset driver, if you find a new chipset driver then update it.
Let us know what they are anyway.

With the MOBO and RAM info I'll do some checking and get back to you.

The usual problem is that Intel and AMD boards take different voltages.
RAM that is manufactured to run in an Intel board will cause problems if ran on a AMD board, sometimes you can change the RAM settings and get it to work.

If your MOBO is revision 2.0 then you can D/L your manual here., for reference.

Read through the BIOS section, to get familiar with the BIOS pages and settings.

G.Skill site doesn't list your MOBO for this RAM.
[ Ripjaws ] F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM (2Gx2)

Let's bump the Voltage for integrated memory controller +0.1v,
In your BIOS go to MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.),
System Voltage Control, set to Manual,
CPU NB VID Control, add +0.1v to the current setting.
Save and Exit.

Let us know if that helps.

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04 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

thanks guys.

motherboard is rev 2.0.

i do have the newer bios ready to try, was taking it one step at a time! figured it was safer that way

ive always been happy enough to play about with the bios settings when it comes to boot priority and what not but always been a bit scared of changing anything important! however i shall try what you suggest and get back to you
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04 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

tried changing the voltage but still having the same problem, only one stick or ram is tolerated.
what finicky things these computers are!
error this time said the fault was with the cache manager- have put the crash screen up in the hope this helps
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04 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

updated bios to latest version, reset the voltage to +0.1 which still hasnt solved the problem but it has changed it!
now the computer boots to desktop, restarts, at post screen emits 3 long beeps, boots to windows starting then freezes.
again, problem only occurs with 2 sticks of ram, all is fine with just the one.
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04 Aug 2010   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Doing well, so far.

Let's bump the DRAM voltage, it's at 1.5v correct?

If that's correct change it to 1.55v, run the tests.
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05 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

well dave76 i think we're headed in the right direction!

bumped the voltage to 1.54 (it was that or 1.56)

both ram in and away we went.......albeit briefly.

no bsod but pc keeps restarting after 30-60 seconds which is definately progress

have to admit to quite im enjoying myself!!

should i boot from the memtest disk and check the memory again with the new settings?
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05 Aug 2010   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

At this point I would try to get it to run stable first.

It's a very good idea to run the memtest86 to see if you have any bad RAM.
RAM can complete several 6 pass tests, then fail on the next. So, it's good to test it several times.

Let's bump the DRAM voltage again, go to 1.6v, let's see if she likes that.

Don't get carried away with the DRAM voltage, you can burn it up, literally.
Most AMD boards run the RAM around 1.6v, but it depends on the RAM also.

Let us know how it responds.
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05 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

man you are awesome!

bumped voltage to 1.6, ran memtest86 with 6 passes and no faults, rebooted and so far so good! should i be optimistic and assume its sorted the problem? or cautiously pessimistic and ready for anything?

either way i would have been totally lost without your help, my plan was to send it all back! thanks heaps
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05 Aug 2010   #19

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

That's good news, I would stick with option #2 for now.

If it's still stable, D/L and run Prime95 (64bit) - 25.11, use the torture test.

Be sure to monitor CPU temperatures, D/L Core Temp. Open it and keep it open during any testing.
This test will max out your system and tell you if it's completely stable.
Some people say you should run it for 12 hours, but you will know in a couple of minutes if it's stable.
Several OC sites say an hour or less will tell you if your system is stable and is enough for most people.

Standard disclaimer, run this test at your own risk, it will stress your system and cause high temps on your CPU.

For overclockers, Prime95 has a feature called "Torture Test" that allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or a balance of both.

Usually Prime95 will detect an error within a matter of minutes if an overclock is not stable, however many people like to let the system "burn-in" overnight to ensure long-term stability.

The benefit of this version is that it is multi-threaded and will automatically manage worker threads to fully stress all cores of your CPU.

This is the 64bit version for Windows XP 64bit Edition / Vista 64bit Edition / Windows 7 64bit Edition.
If it's better but not completely stable, then bump the DRAM voltage again, go to 1.65v.

Let us know the results.
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06 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

ah well, it was short lived but it gave me hope!

came home from worked and switched on, all ok for a few minutes then i got constant reboots.

upped the voltage to1.65, get a few reboots then 3 long beeps then reboots and keeps on that cycle.

as a thought- could my psu be causing any problems? its not really up to whats required as its only 520w? corsair website suggested 550 or over. mine is also not single rail.
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