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Windows 7: BSOD again

18 Oct 2010   #61
lightice

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The funny thing is, that now when I run memtest with all chips, I don't get errors.

It's really weird, I really wonder what is going on.

And thanks Carl - I appreciate the help.


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18 Oct 2010   #62
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You are very welcome. Maybe the changes that you made solved the problem?
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18 Oct 2010   #63
lightice

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Nope, this happens intermittedly.

There is a chance it will occur again. It's like once the system starts running stable, it can go on for quite a while before anything happens.

But if I boot from cold/unplugged senario, it can freeze/bsod continuously.
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18 Oct 2010   #64
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I see. We will wait for the hardware experts to come on line and take a look.
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18 Oct 2010   #65
Pirl

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightice View Post
You mean +0.1v NB right?
Because auto = 1.1v , if I add in +1 then it's above 1.6.

I'll try the suggestion out Pril, but for now I need to get some work done. :s
Yes I do. +1.0v would be disastrous... I'm glad that I didn't cause you to do that.

I was thinking in +10 divisions (which I thought were 0.2v each rather than the 0.02v that they actually are.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I see. We will wait for the hardware experts to come on line and take a look.
It seems to be an issue with at least some of the P5Q series (although I believe I read that something similar happens with some Gigabyte P45 motherboards too)
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18 Oct 2010   #66
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pirl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightice View Post
You mean +0.1v NB right?
Because auto = 1.1v , if I add in +1 then it's above 1.6.

I'll try the suggestion out Pril, but for now I need to get some work done. :s
Yes I do. +1.0v would be disastrous... I'm glad that I didn't cause you to do that.

I was thinking in +10 divisions (which I thought were 0.2v each rather than the 0.02v that they actually are.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I see. We will wait for the hardware experts to come on line and take a look.
It seems to be an issue with at least some of the P5Q series (although I believe I read that something similar happens with some Gigabyte P45 motherboards too)
Thanks for that information. I was not aware of it.
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22 Oct 2010   #67
lightice

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well, for a few days it was running fine, no crashes, no BSOD, startup went well no freezes, until I completed all my assignments. And today, when I switched it on, i got the same problem. Freeze (no BSOD) at windows.

Reboot, won't go to post.
After I switched everything off for a while, switched it back on, a message came out "Overclocking failed" Press F1 to enter Bios, F2 to reset to default.

The thing is, I never overclocked, Everything was set to auto. ??

Immediately I ran memtest and got a ton of errors -> 4 chips

Pulled out 2, running 2 chips on the yellow DIMMS and it's been 7h 39min, no errors.
DRAM timing is not the speced ones, it's now at 5-5-5-16 (auto)
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22 Oct 2010   #68
cybercore

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote:
After I switched everything off for a while, switched it back on, a message came out "Overclocking failed" Press F1 to enter Bios, F2 to reset to default.
It happens sometimes, due to wrong bios settings or due to hardware failure.



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Immediately I ran memtest and got a ton of errors -> 4 chips

Pulled out 2, running 2 chips on the yellow DIMMS and it's been 7h 39min, no errors.
DRAM timing is not the speced ones, it's now at 5-5-5-16 (auto)
Well it could also be if the sticks require different settings. Or if motherboard can't handle the amount of total RAM installed. And of course, in case those 2 sticks you pulled out were actually defective - that was your cause then.
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22 Oct 2010   #69
lightice

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Cybercore:

Actually I tested those 2 I pulled out a few days ago. I ran memtest extensively then and found no errors during the testing when running on 2 chips at 2 different slots. And various other combinations.

The motherboard can handle up to 16GB if I am not wrong. I'm only at 4GB.
It could be the RAM timing, but if that's the case it definiately points to a hardware fault because it's supposed to be running at 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v.
Now it's auto @ 5-5-5-16 , not sure what voltage.
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22 Oct 2010   #70
cybercore

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's what I'm saying, you got 4 sticks - are you sure they are identical?
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