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Windows 7: Another BSOD 3rd Thread

16 Dec 2010   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have a question. I posted on the OCZ board to see if there was a test to detemine if the SSD was the problem. They are suggesting that I increase the voltage on the South Bridge. That is not something I would really want to do, but if I have to.... What do you guys think?
BTW, that was from a member of the OCZ Staff.


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16 Dec 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Increasing the voltage on the southbridge would increase power to the hard drive controller, if that's what they are thinking. I *highly* doubt the problem is being caused by insufficient power to Southbridge, but I guess anything is possible.

You might give that a try, but be careful not to give it too much of an increase.

I'd say the PSU is an object of suspicion here; a cheap PSU can cause BSODs and other failures, even though it delivers enough juice most of the time. Do you have a better one you can try? If not, I suggest that you purchase one from a store with a good return policy.

Also, we might just wait to see if removing that driver did the trick as well; have you gotten any BSODs since then?
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16 Dec 2010   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Jonathan, Here is the file you requested. I have posted it before but not recently.
Attachment 123953

This might be long but... I do not disagree with you about the PSU, I know it is junk. But I am thinking more about the MB. Here is why.
According to the MB specs. It will support 16GB, 4GB in each slot. It supports DDR3 2000(OC), 1600(OC), 1333, and 1066.
I have 4x4GB sticks of DDR3-1333, one in each slot. When I first ram memtest I got errors on slots 3&4. I removed stick 4 and got another error. I removed stick 3 and ran 7 passes with no errors. I removed all of the ram. I ran stick3 in slot 1 with no errors. I then ran stick 2 in slot 3 with no errors, I ran sticks 3&4 in slots 1&2 with no errors. At this time I am running stick 3 in slot1 and stick 2 in slot 2. I have run the test twice for 7 passes once hot and once cold. No errors each time. What that looks like to me is that alone, all slots are good. But if you have 1&2 slots populated, 3&4 will show errors. You tell me if I am wrong. I have spent many entire days between memtest, prime and furmark running tests.
Another thing I noticed. And I apologize but I don't know which one I have. But there were 2 types of 1055T processors made-95W and 125W. According to Cupid HW monitor my CPU is pulling 140W. I don't know if that is an error by Cupid-as the 6 core processors are relatively new. But, everything in bios is at default levels. I only changed the display screen to see POST, The boot order, and changed the raid mode to AHCI ( that is the only option to put the SATA ports into AHCI). And no I am not running raid, that was just the only way I could change it.
Everything else is set to default. I can post the results of cup-z and cupid HW if you like.

Those are my thoughts as well as the concern that I am not confident I can do the work to replace the PSU or MB, or probably both. If I have to replace the MB I am sure I will replace the PSU.
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16 Dec 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You did a very good job on the Memtest diagnostics; that took a lot of patience!

Did you try running sticks 3&4 in slots 3&4?

Also, try putting all the sticks in, and increasing the RAM voltage a little bit.

Finally, could you post screenshots of the SPD and Memory tabs of CPU-Z?

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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16 Dec 2010   #15
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

No I did not try that. I was trying to abbreviate the process as much as possible, it is 11 hours for each test. But, I will try it if you think it is necessary. Also I hope you are familiar with my MB enough to give me instructions of how to increase voltage. I have never tried it (that should prove I don't OC)
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My Ram is rated 9-9-9-24 1.5v
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16 Dec 2010   #16
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If it helps, these are my readings in BIOS Cell Menu and HW Monitor
Attachment 123982

BTW, Core temp monitior on my desktop says 31C.
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16 Dec 2010   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try increasing the RAM voltages to 1.65v. It should be under Cell Menu.

This page might come in handy for you: MSI USA – Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more
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16 Dec 2010   #18
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

My bios looks nothing like the one from your link. However, I did get in there and the dram frequency is set to auto. I tried to change it to i.6 and it switched back to auto and said auto was 1.6. I'll try again, but I hope 'dram frequency' is what you are referring to. I still have verifier running.
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16 Dec 2010   #19
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

O.K. I changed Dram Voltage to 1.651. However Speccy and CPU z still show 1.5. I went back into BIOS and it said 1.651.
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16 Dec 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Let's just cross our fingers now, and hope the BSODs stop.
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