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Windows 7: all drivers up-to date: still getting BSODs

18 Apr 2011   #51
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Change the 'CPU NB VID' to 1.300v and run the memtest86+ again.

Looks like you are getting less errors than last time, this voltage should stabilize it.


Just looked up your RAM, it is for an Intel CPU X58 motherboard.
Sometimes Intel RAM will run on an AMD board and sometimes (most of the time) it won't.
Best thing you can do is return this for AMD optimized RAM.
If returning the RAM is going to be difficult, we can try to get it stable, but may need to come back to this.


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18 Apr 2011   #52
DaTa82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Change the 'CPU NB VID' to 1.300v and run the memtest86+ again.

Looks like you are getting less errors than last time, this voltage should stabilize it.


Just looked up your RAM, it is for an Intel CPU X58 motherboard.
Sometimes Intel RAM will run on an AMD board and sometimes (most of the time) it won't.
Best thing you can do is return this for AMD optimized RAM.
If returning the RAM is going to be difficult, we can try to get it stable, but may need to come back to this.
Hi Dave!

Thank you for your answer. Once I'm at home I will change the voltage to 1.300 and run memtest again.

Returning the RAM will be a bit difficult so I want to avoid this if possible, so let's try to get it stable first. Will keep you posted in the evening about the new memtest result with the changed voltage.

Dave76, thanks again for your help, I was so annoyed and dissapointed but now at least I see the light at the end of the tunnel
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18 Apr 2011   #53
DaTa82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Dave!

according to this document this RAM should be working well on my AMD board so I really hope increasing the voltage to 1.3v will solve the issue. Fingers crossed!!!
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18 Apr 2011   #54
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Hope the 'CPU NB VID' voltage bump helps.

Problem with the Geil RAM listed in the Gigabyte Memory Support list is that it's not the same as your RAM.

Yours is GV36GB1600C8TC

The Gigabyte list is GV32GB1600C8DC


Let us know the memtest86+ results.
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18 Apr 2011   #55
DaTa82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

bad news It's set to 1.3 V but again Memtest errors even already after 30 minutes

What I really don't understand is the fact, that about 2 month ago I could run memtest for a whole night without having any errors, and now....

GV36 iso GV32 should be 2 GB vs 6 GB
TC iso DC should be double vs Triple

I guess... so this seems to be the same serie only the nr of GBs is differemt?
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18 Apr 2011   #56
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

First, change the 'DRAM Voltage Control' to 1.550v.

Second, You need to run memtest86+ as detailed in this tutorial, RAM - Test with Memtest86+
When you run memtest86+ you are looking for bad RAM cards, bad motherboard slots, so you need to follow the testing procedure in the tutorial.

Number the RAM cards, mark with tape, and right down the tests done with which card in which motherboard slot.
Run the test with one card installed at a time, start with card #1 in slot #1. If you get any errors you can stop the test and move to the next step.
If you get errors with card #1, write down the info, run the same card in slot #2.
If you still get errors, run a different card, card #2, in slot #1.
If you get errors, move card #2 to slot #2, etc.

Be methodical and write down the results, then post your progress here.

Another option is to install some different RAM, if you have some or can borrow, then run memtest86+ to check for errors.

As for the RAM part numbers, the 6&2 aren't so important, but the TC and DC are.
On the Geil site they have a motherboard compatible list, only Intel x58 motherboards are listed. This means the RAM is optimized for Intel x58 motherboards.
Although it is possible (but not always possible) to get Intel RAM to run on an AMD motherboard, it may be a very long process and may come up with more errors again later. It may not ever be stable.
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23 Apr 2011   #57
DaTa82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
First, change the 'DRAM Voltage Control' to 1.550v.
Hi Dave76,

I changed the DRAM Voltage control to 1.550v and it seems to resolve all the issues. I could run memtest for a whole night without having any errors. Also I could play today morning for about 2 hours with some games and I didn't get one single BSOD..

So everything seems to be working fine now. Thank you soooo much for your help, Dave76, you made my day...
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23 Apr 2011   #58
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome, Glad it's running stable.

Come back in another 4-5 days and let us know if it's still running stable and we'll mark the thread solved.
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26 Apr 2011   #59
DaTa82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Dave76,

you can mark the thread solved as I could play in the last days for hours and hours without having any issues, so I'm extremly happy as the system is running totally stable. Thanks again for all your help!
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26 Apr 2011   #60
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your Welcome, glad to hear it's running stable.

Thanks for the feed back, enjoy your system.
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