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Windows 7: BSODs. Lots of them.

20 Jul 2011   #21
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Feels a bit too complicated for me.
In my latest crash i tried a game on lowest graphics settings and the graphics card fan didnt' even need to cool it down and stayed on 60%, still crashed.
In my opinion there must be something else triggering the crashes, at least not the graphics card alone.
So frustrating to be stuck with it!


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25 Jul 2011   #22
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So, I decided to reinstall Windows but the errors are still there.
I was then recommended to try out Prime95 and it found an error right away.

It looks like following:
[18:10] Test 1, 7800 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M9961473 using AMD K8 type-2 FFT length 512K, Pass1=512, Pass2=1K.
[18:12] FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
[18:12] Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
[18:12] Torture Test completed 0 tests in 1 minutes - 1 errors, 0 warnings.

I'd really appreciate some help in interpreting this as I don't want to screw up in BIOS and stuff.
Thanks!
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25 Jul 2011   #23
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote:
[18:12] Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
can you locate that log file?
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25 Jul 2011   #24
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's not a log file what i can see.
And the results file didn't give any further info...
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25 Jul 2011   #25
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well I think rounding would be pointing to ram or cpu issue.
If it's a ram issue it's easy to test, just let this run overnight.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Rounding errors are something you generally see when overclocking.
I'm wondering if your ram is set spd or not.
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26 Jul 2011   #26
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I'm wondering if your ram is set spd or not.
How do I know this? Haven't heard the term spd before.

I have not overclocked anything that I know about, should be default settings on everything.
All 4 of the RAM sticks and all the MoBo RAM slots have finished 10 passes in Memtest, one at a time.
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26 Jul 2011   #27
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

oh that would be it's default factory timings.
Info: Ram Timings For Dummies. - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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26 Jul 2011   #28
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So, everything under Memory management was set to auto. I also just found out that my RAM pairs have slightly different timings but that have never bothered me before in the 2 years I've used them together.

First pair have the timing 5-5-5-12.
Second pair have timing 5-5-5-18.

I tried both 12 and 18 with Prime95 but it didn't work out but something changed slightly with 12 that I tried first

"FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4999829314, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file."

Also found 2 more things in my BIOS by the other 4 timings that wasn't in the FAQ:
ROW to ROW Delay (TRRD)
ROW Cycle Time (TRC)

Left those on auto for now.
What should I do with the TRAS? Do I have to remove one of the pairs for it to work properly? I already tried with the "18 pair" on 18 but that didn't work either...
Please advice!
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29 Jul 2011   #29
CrazyGaret

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

...And then there was silence.
Should I take this in another section of the forum?
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29 Jul 2011   #30
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

did you ever run that overnight memory test?
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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