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Windows 7: BSOD 0x0000003b light load.

30 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
BSOD 0x0000003b light load.

hi guys, i seek your wisdom. (theres a story so please bare with me)

I recently built myself a new gaming pc (specs to come).
All was well and good, until i got my first BSOD and by first i mean my first ever in my many years of pc gaming/building!
They repeated all night when doing simple tasks like installing games and even at idle.
I had recently upped my ram voltage to 1.65v as thats what asus stats my ram needs to run at to be at stock 1866mhz.
But stupidly before i thought that being the issue I formatted windows, and then changed its voltage back. problem solved... played crysis maxed out all night and no issues. however today when downloading Ie9 and updating steam games i get another..

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel core i5
Asus P8Z68
Corsair vengence 8gb DDR3 1866mhz
Ati HD 6950
Cooler master extreme 650w PSU
Antec 900 case

Thanks for your help and i hope i didnt break any rules getting this zip stuff :)

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30 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Hi badger906 welcome to SF :)

Download and install Driver Sweeper

Download the most recent software\driver for your ati AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Uninstall ati software\driver,restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose AMD-Display and press clean,finish,restart in normal mode.

Install the new ati software\driver,restart.

Update DirectX

Finish with the above steps and post back with any results.
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30 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

Thank you for a speedy reply.
Before i formatted i tried to get the latest drivers but ATI and also its auto detect program said i had the latest. But i will follow your wisdom.

On a side note, windows starts then says update fail shutting down. it does this 4 times and then loads properly, restore does nothing and update keeps failing once in windows. this isnt a main concern as im upgrading to a SSD soon so will have a fresh install. just the BSOD thats bugging me.

thanks again Adam
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30 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Good idea to go with SSD.

Remember to enable AHCI in motherboard before installing windows for better performance with ssd.

I personally like ocz vertex and i have ocz vertex 2.

It will boost your pc performance.

Anyway when you will be ready with ssd you are welcome to start a new thread with results and news

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