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Windows 7: BSOD all day

11 Jan 2012   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

See post #6.

Update the Corsair Force 3 firmware.

If you install Windows 7 to a clean unformatted partition on a SSD it will make all the necessary adjustments for you.
No need to make any registry changes for a SSD.
The rumors of making a lot of changes to your system to reduce the number of writes to a SSD are highly exaggerated and not needed.
The estimated lifetime of a SSD, with normal usage, is 10-20 years or more.

I have a couple Gen2 SSDs and never have had any problems.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #12


I pretty much followed the instructions in this link:
How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

As for the minidump files, I did a disk cleanup earlier and erased them so I dont have them anymore but assuming the system is still unstable, it shouldn't be long before I get another one. Surprisingly I havent gotten one yet today. Hope I dont jinx myself.

I don't think this is a bios or hardware problem because I never had a problem prior to the installation of the SSD with the same hardware. What's interesting is I posted a thread back in late November about some BSOD(forgot what the error was) I was getting and this was also prior to the installation of the SSD. I reformated the computer but the only variable was the windows iso that I used. The system was perfectly fine before the reformat using a windows iso that I installed over the summer. Perhaps theres an error in the current iso.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #13

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Have you update the SSD firmware?

Make sure you are using a clean Windows 7 ISO.

Did you do the registry changes on this new install?

With a 90GB SSD I don't think it's worth the risk to make all the changes to save a little space.
I ran Win7 and apps on a 40GB SSD, no space problems, all data on the HDD.

I agree with usasma, reset your BIOS to defaults, get everything back to stock settings.
Make sure the defrag is turned off for the SSD, Superfetch off (though some say to leave it on).
I would leave the page file on, with 8GB RAM it won't be used much anyway. Windows will actually turn it back on if it's needed anyway, so disabling it doesn't keep it off.
I leave Shadow copy off, I make regular backup images so I can use them if needed.

This Windows 7 Engineering blog explains what SSDs actually need to perform well.
Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2012   #14


The firmware on the ssd were already up to date when the crashes occured with the latest firmware 1.3.3. 2 days so far and no crashes watching videos and general stuff. Haven't gamed yet so I can't be absolutely sure. I don't remember really changing anything in the BIOS or system settings recently other than disabling Turbo boost so maybe the system somehow finally stabilized. If it crashes again ill try a new install on a partition within the mechanical drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2012   #15

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Thanks for the update.

Let us know the progress and stability.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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