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Windows 7: Memtest Fail Questions & BSOD's

26 May 2011   #11
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I need the CPUZ SPD tab.


From your BIOS the 'CPU NB VID Control' voltage, this is the CPU integrated memory controller voltage and is one that will need adjusted.


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27 May 2011   #12
BLACKKETYL

Win 7 Prem Home64-bit
 
 

Happy Friday Bump,

Let me go check the BIOS...

Ok I found the CPU Northbridge Vid Control Voltage however it just says "normal", it does give me the ability to adjust the voltage in small increments however. But I don't know what the default voltage is. CPU Voltage Control gives me the same option.

Ok here's the SPD screenshot:

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27 May 2011   #13
BLACKKETYL

Win 7 Prem Home64-bit
 
 

Also FWIW I played a game last night, one that gave me all sorts of problems, didn't crash the entire time I played. So I believe what whatever we've been updating or tweaking the last few days may be helping.

I ran a torture test this morning with some different settings. It brought core temps up to 62 and peaks at 63c. Should I be concerned? AMD says 62c is the max it should get up to.
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27 May 2011   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Go to your BIOS and change the 'CPU NB VID Control' to manual, if you still can't see a voltage number then increase it by the smallest amount.
The default voltage is 1.10v, change it to 1.25v.

Change the DRAM Voltage to 1.55v.

Run memtest86+ again, for 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.

Your max CPU temp is 62C
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

That is pretty warm for an AMD CPU, they usually run cool.
It's safe at that temp, wouldn't go any higher though.
Check that your CPU cooler is not loose, it should be firmly attached.
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27 May 2011   #15
BLACKKETYL

Win 7 Prem Home64-bit
 
 

Ok thanks again for your help.

I'll change the voltages and check the CPU cooler after work. I'll let you know if there's any problems. If not, I'll run the tests again and report back.

Dave I missed your request from last page about updating "my system specs" I went ahead and updated it so no one has to go back-and-forth.
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27 May 2011   #16
BLACKKETYL

Win 7 Prem Home64-bit
 
 

Hello again,

Adjusted the RAM/CPU Controller unfortunately it failed again.

Any other ideas? I'm going to find a friend with some DDR3 and hope it's just the RAM sticks. At this point I'm not ready to do that Driver Verifier thing. It seems like trouble. The system is 95% stable, just when I run games but even then it doesn't crash that much.

Thanks again.
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29 May 2011   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Change the 'CPU NB VID Control' to 1.30v.

Change the DRAM Voltage to 1.60v.

Run memtest86+ again, for 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.

These voltages are still within the safe range. It is best to move them up slowly, you want to get a stable system at the lowest voltage possible.
Less voltage, less heat.

If this doesn't pass memtest86+, then borrow your friends RAM to test with.

The other possibilities are a problem with your motherboard or PSU.

Let us know the test results.
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