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Windows 7: Constant BSOD Errors. All The Time

16 Aug 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legend86 View Post
Ok, went to the CMedia website and downloaded the very first CMI8738-LX update.

My soundcard is a Turtle Beach Montego DDL. And I read elsewhere on this forum that the CMI8738 chip runs this card. So when I installed the update and went into System32, the cmudax3.sys file is now stamped 2/26/2007 instead of 2009! I think the Turtle Beach drivers from their site are a little more up to date. I'm gonna reinstall those.

And as far as nvsmu.sys, which is my Nvidia nForce 720a, the driver release date on the site is May 11th, 2009 so I don't think it's anything new.
OK let these drivers ride for now.

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Oh, and FYI, ymidusbw.sys is for my USB-MIDI keyboard. A Yamaha YPT-400. I do music production on the side. I went to their site and they have no new drivers as of today.

EDIT:
Actually the cmudax3.sys is stamped 2009. But the .DLL cmudax3 is what's stamped 2007. Would this be the cause of some kind of error?
That could be a problem; but we can wait and see on this one. The critical ones were cledx.sys - 2005 and ASACPI.sys - 2004 ( which is nearly a guarantee of BSOD's)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legend86 View Post
Ok. I ran 2 passes last night and no errors came back. But I stopped it cause I needed to do some things before I went to bed. I booted MemTest up and ran it all night expecting the same thing and I was unpleasantly surprised. I have attached a quick table, that I typed, of what I saw. All red. Didn't know how to scroll down (or how to save the test data) so there could have been more maybe.

EDIT:

If it's any help, I'm also attaching a .html report generated by CPUID so you can get a feel for what my computer is running. It will be in a .rar since I can't attach html files.
It will help us help you if you will fill in your system specs. Go to your User CP at the top of the page, look in the left column and click on Edit system specs.

You can make this easier by downloading Speccy
.

Memtest has identified that you have a RAM problem. This could mean a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard slot or incompatible RAM. Here is the next step; it will be time consuming.

Power down and remove all of your RAM except one stick. Run Memtest for at least 5 -7 passes on that stick. If it passes, set aside and remember that it is a good stick. Then repeat with the next stick and so on until you have tested each stick separately. If you get a bad stick, set that aside and remember that it is bad.

If all sticks test good, take a good stick and test each slot with it until you have test all of your RAM slots.

Post back with your results.


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16 Aug 2010   #12
legend86

Windows 7 Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Ok, my specs have been updated. Will post back with MemTest results when I can.

EDIT:
Forgot to mention that when we built this cpu, my friend overclocked the ram for me slightly. It wasn't running at the advertised speeds.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Again, thank you.
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16 Aug 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You are very welcome and thanks for filling in your system specs. That helps.

Return your RAM to stock settings. That may well be part of the problem.
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16 Aug 2010   #14
legend86

Windows 7 Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Ok, I'm gonna run the MemTest tonight. But I have a question. Like I said, my friend overclocked my RAM slightly when we built the CPU. I will admit that I know NOTHING about overclocking. I watched him do it and he explained it to me, but that was a few months ago and I don't remember how we did it, haha. Also, I've moved to a new location in the past few weeks so I can't get up with him.

I'm pretty sure once I get a guide from Google and get into the BIOS, I'll be fine. I just need to know what needs to be changed to get it back to stock settings.

Here is a link to my RAM that I bought from Newegg:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

And here is the info for my 2 sticks via PCWizard:

Code:
 General Information :     
DIMM_A1 (BANK0 ) :    2048 MB - DIMM 
DIMM_A2 (BANK2 ) :    2048 MB - DIMM 

 Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM_A1) :     
Manufacturer :    G Skill 
Part Number :    F2-8500CL5-2GBPK 
Serial Number :    Unspecified 
Type :    DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz)  -  [DDR2-800] 
Format :    Regular UDIMM (133.35 x 3) 
Size :    2048 MB (2 ranks, 8 banks) 
Module Buffered :    No 
Module Registered :    No 
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :    Yes 
Width :    64-bit 
Error Correction Capability (EC...    No 
Max. Burst Length :    8 
Refresh :    Reduced (.5x)7.8, Self Refreshµs 
Voltage :    SSTL 1.8v 
Prefetch Buffer :    4-bit 
Manufacture :    2000 
Supported Frequencies :    266 MHz, 400 MHz 
CAS Latency (tCL) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    10 clocks @ 266 MHz, 15 clocks @ 400 MHz 
Min TRC :    16 clocks @ 266 MHz, 24 clocks @ 400 MHz 
 
EPP Profile #1 :    Full Performance 
Voltage Level :    2.1V 
Address Command Rate :    2T 
Cycle Time :    1.875ns @ 533.33 MHz 
CAS Latency (tCL) :    5 clocks 
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    5 clocks 
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    5 clocks 
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    15 clocks 
tRC :    48 clocks 
tWR :    13 clocks 

 Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM_A2) :     
Manufacturer :    G Skill 
Part Number :    F2-8500CL5-2GBPK 
Serial Number :    Unspecified 
Type :    DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz)  -  [DDR2-800] 
Format :    Regular UDIMM (133.35 x 3) 
Size :    2048 MB (2 ranks, 8 banks) 
Module Buffered :    No 
Module Registered :    No 
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :    Yes 
Width :    64-bit 
Error Correction Capability (EC...    No 
Max. Burst Length :    8 
Refresh :    Reduced (.5x)7.8, Self Refreshµs 
Voltage :    SSTL 1.8v 
Prefetch Buffer :    4-bit 
Manufacture :    2000 
Supported Frequencies :    266 MHz, 400 MHz 
CAS Latency (tCL) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    4 clocks @ 266 MHz, 5 clocks @ 400 MHz 
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    10 clocks @ 266 MHz, 15 clocks @ 400 MHz 
Min TRC :    16 clocks @ 266 MHz, 24 clocks @ 400 MHz 
 
EPP Profile #1 :    Full Performance 
Voltage Level :    2.1V 
Address Command Rate :    2T 
Cycle Time :    1.875ns @ 533.33 MHz 
CAS Latency (tCL) :    5 clocks 
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    5 clocks 
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    5 clocks 
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    15 clocks 
tRC :    48 clocks 
tWR :    13 clocks 

 Memory Controller Information :     
Memory Controller :    System Memory 
Location :    Mainboard 
Error Correction Capability :    No 
Number of connectors :    4 
Max. Module Size :    16384  MB
Thanks again.
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16 Aug 2010   #15
Diehard

Windows 7 - 64Bit Professional
 
 

Not sure if this has anything to do with it or not.

But my computer used to get BSOD because my Processor was overheating. This could happen if your heatsink isnt seated/attached properly, or if you accidently OC'ed your CPU when you OC'ed your ram. If your buddy upped the FSB (to get a 1:1 Ratio), and didnt lower the multiplier, this could result in unintended CPU overclocking.
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16 Aug 2010   #16
legend86

Windows 7 Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the input! I'm pretty sure my processor isn't overheating though. We did overclock the processor from 3.0Ghz to 3.3Ghz. But even as of today, the processor is running at an average temperature of 45C
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16 Aug 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am not an expert with RAM and overclocking. I will get someone to answer your questions. I will say that for troubleshooting you should return all setting to stock - CPU RAM, and graphics card. You need to eliminate all possible causes of crashes, of which overclocking can be a cause.
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16 Aug 2010   #18
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It is my understanding that restoring the BIOS to default settings should remove the overclock. You can usually do this in the BIOS settings. If not, there is a battery somewhere on the motherboard that can be removed, then put back, which will clear any changes.
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16 Aug 2010   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When it comes to overclocking, RAM is actually the hardest part to OC. Most do not OC very well. And those that can, will require much looser timings to achieve higher frequencies.

It is also the easiest piece of hardware to ruin by overclocking.



Generally speaking, the best way to OC, is by lowering the RAM speed below what its rated at.
For example: If 1066 RAM, lower it to 800Mhz with fairly loose timings such as 5-5-5-15.

At that point, start OCing the FSB (effectivly raising CPU speed and the RAM slightly.

Once you hit the point you want for CPU speed, start tightening RAM timings.



Being an AMD system it may work slightly different, however the same principle applies.
You can not set the RAM at its rated speed and start Overclocking. You need to lower the RAM speed 1st.
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16 Aug 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
When it comes to overclocking, RAM is actually the hardest part to OC. Most do not OC very well. And those that can, will require much looser timings to achieve higher frequencies.

It is also the easiest piece of hardware to ruin by overclocking.



Generally speaking, the best way to OC, is by lowering the RAM speed below what its rated at.
For example: If 1066 RAM, lower it to 800Mhz with fairly loose timings such as 5-5-5-15.

At that point, start OCing the FSB (effectivly raising CPU speed and the RAM slightly.

Once you hit the point you want for CPU speed, start tightening RAM timings.



Being an AMD system it may work slightly different, however the same principle applies.
You can not set the RAM at its rated speed and start Overclocking. You need to lower the RAM speed 1st.
Okay, but how does he undo the overclock after its been done?
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