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Windows 7: Bsod - Any Clue?

28 Oct 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah exactly, thought that was the issue, at least for a while. Then today the bsods started to occure again with the same codes as usual, memory management and ntoskrnl..

Decided to do a memtest again, and guess what... 5 errors(!) came up in just about 5 minutes.

Will follow your memtest-guide to see if it's both or just one stick that is faulty.
Why do you think the errors are showing up now and not before?

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28 Oct 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok. So here's the deal...

Seems like i finally found my issue!

Memtest on coldboot:

Try 1: 2 sticks in dual channel on auto voltage - Errors!
Try 2: 2 sticks in dual channel on 1.65v 1600mhz (XMP activated) - Errors!
Try 3: 1 stick in slot 1 on auto voltage - No errors
Try 4: The other stick in slot 1 on auto voltage - No errors!
Try 5: 1 stick in the second slot on auto voltage - No errors!
Try 6: 2 sticks in dual channel again on auto voltage - No errors!

So, nothing wrong with the sticks, and nothing wrong with the memory slots!
Apparently when the computer has been up and running for a while the memory error stops, which also explains my bsods that mostly occured on a cold boot.

My guess is that it's an unlucky combination with motherboard and the RAM:s.

Do you believe my conclusion is right? :)

Thx, //South

Edit: Found a thread were a guy have the exact same problem, it's quite amusing when you read how badly they try to fix the error:

The solution for him was to get different RAM:s.
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28 Oct 2010   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64

I have found that cold boot issues are usually caused by bad RAM. Perhaps once or twice the solution was to raise the RAM voltage a bit, but most often you just need to purchase new RAM.
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28 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Okay, so by that you mean the same RAM model would work if i'd RMA my ram and get two new sticks? Or Should i pick different RAMS just in case?
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28 Oct 2010   #25

Windows 7 Professional x64

I would recommend RMAing the RAM first, just to save money.

I notice 1600 MHz isn't a supported speed of the motherboard.

GIGABYTE - GA-P55-USB3 (rev. 2.0)

You may consider purchasing some RAM that fits those requirements. See the QVL list:
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28 Oct 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've read that it does support 1600 mhz, Memoryfrequencies: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-2200, DDR3-800. Even the support from the place where I bought it told me the recommended settings were 1600mhz with my computer.

So I don't know if Gigabyte wer sloppy or something when writing that :P

But I'll look on the QVL list!

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29 Oct 2010   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Called the support today, and he thought it was best if I sent in the whole package, cpu, ram and the motherbord. Will do so, and I will post what the problem was here when I've got the answer, so we can put this thread as "Solved"! :)

Thank you all for your support!

The best computer-problem-forum I've visited! 10/10
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29 Oct 2010   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thank you for the update. Please let us know what the techs say and do. I surely hope this will get you BSOD free.
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29 Oct 2010   #29

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Sounds like your on the right track, my guess is new RAM will solve this issue.

I see your BIOS is up to date, did you update your drivers as well?

Let us know the results of the RMA.
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25 Nov 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


So the problem semes to be solved, finally!

RMA:d the components and the support also got mem-errors on coldboot, they changed to new RAM-sticks and then the errors were gone.

But they didn't tell me if they changed to a new ram-model, havn't got the components back yet so I guess I'll have to find out later..

But please feel free to put this as "solved". :)

Thanks for all the help, you guys have been awesome!

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