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Windows 7: BSOD/freezes. Dump File attached

27 Jan 2011   #31
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djdrock View Post
I ran prime95 just under 20 hours. No errors at all on the log. My CPU, mobo, ram is about 3-4 years old. It is homebuilt. GPU brand new. Just put it in a few weeks ago hoping it might be part of the problem. It is not. :-(

What should I do next. Clock it at regular speeds? Do you think the voltage/timing etc...are all okay as they are?

Thanks again,

David
Yeah, return it to stock clock, voltage, and mfr specific timings for your ram and let's see how it does.


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28 Jan 2011   #32
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Are you running the two new DIMMS or the old ones?
If you are running the old ones then try the new ones.

Did you run the Prime Torture test - Blend with max threads and max RAM, in Advanced tab > check 'Round off checking'?

Have you tried to loosen the RAM timings?

If none of the above helps, bump the CPU Core voltage to 1.4v
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28 Jan 2011   #33
djdrock

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I am running the two old DIMMS not the new ones. I will switch these out. I'll even just run one as well if that doesn't help.

I did not run the prime torture test, but I can, but will wait to see if other things help first. I have not loosened the RAM timings.

I think we all agree it sounds like a hardware issue of sorts, but narrowing this down is a PITA.

Again, thanks for all the help, I will keep you updated.

David
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28 Jan 2011   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, it is a PITA; but you have great guide working with you.
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31 Jan 2011   #35
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

How's it going?
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31 Jan 2011   #36
djdrock

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I decided to defrag my drive, do a simple registry cleaner, FULL virus scan etc, just to check these things over the weekend. Still...random freezes. I plan on bumping the CPU core voltage up to 1.4V tonight, and will post back.

Thank you so much for checking in.

Much appreciated,

David
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01 Feb 2011   #37
djdrock

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, CPUZ shows a different value of my CPU voltage from what the bios and nvidia monitor shows. It was set at 1.4 in the bios already, but the bios showed the actual voltage at 1.36. I bumped it to 1.413 in the bios, and CPUz is now showing higher than my previous screenshots, but still only at 1.376 to 1.384. Is this normal?

Again...thanks...David

edit..okay, I now know this is fairly normal...vdrop, or vdroop. Still, any thoughts?
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01 Feb 2011   #38
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

David, I strongly urge you NOT to use an automatic registry cleaner. Here is my "sermon" on that topic.

Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

My advice for the average computer user is DO NOT use a registry cleaner. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you are far better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

Registry defragger programs are a myth, too. They might trim the registry size by 8-12MB; but will not improve operating system performance. In fact, your programs’ performance will decrease.

Win 7 does not need a registry cleaner. Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Win 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.

Win 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. If you are very knowledgeable of the registry, you can use Ccleaner to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs. However, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run Ccleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

Are registry cleaners necessary?


Back up the registry


Why I don’t use registry cleaners
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01 Feb 2011   #39
djdrock

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Carl...I totally agree about the use of automatic "fix it quick" programs. Actually, a friend of mine insisted I use, Ccleaner. He swears by it. Either way, no more messing with that on an automatic setting. Thanks for the advice.

David
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02 Feb 2011   #40
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, that is normal, you can run it a 1.36v, setting the BIOS to the 1.4v setting.

The voltage increase is what we are going for.
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