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Windows 7: Different BSOD every couple of days on a new pc

08 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Different BSOD every couple of days on a new pc

this is a brand new pc which i bought about a month ago:
intel ivybridge i5-3550
corsair cmx8gx3m2a1333c9 4gb x 2
intel dh77eb board
asus gtx560
550w PSU
windows 7 prof 64 - original.

every couple of days i would get a bluescreen. then when rebooting i would get a couple more. then i will go away for a couple of days, and then in about 5 or 6 days it will happen again.

i had daemon tools on the pc, but since reading about the issues that it gives i have removed it.

another interesting thing to know is that i have ran memtest86. the first time a ran it it found ALOT of errors. we then switched out the rams to identify the faulty ram stick. but memtest never found any errors again?!! that was very confusing.

i hope someone can help me with my problems.

see attached all the necessary files as per the instructions of this forum.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Software Concerns:
Start Menu\Programs\MSI Kombustor
MSI Kombustor is known to cause instability with systems. Please remove the software. Software overclocking does not provide reliable overclocking. Overclocking should be accomplished through the BIOS or through the graphics card manufacturer's software.

Crashes point primarily to a hardware issue. Run some hardware checks.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
    • SSD firmware
    • BIOS Version
    • Chipset Drivers
    • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
    • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

  • Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.
    SeaTools for Windows

    SeaTools for DOS
  • Monitor temperatures during the following tests.
    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
  • Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    warning   Warning
    Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

    For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

Hardware compatibility:
We should check your hardware compatibility:
Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot
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09 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

thanks for the reply!

ok i have done the following (will do the rest tonight after work)

uninstalled the msi-kombustor.
installed CPU-Z and attached the screenshots.
installed video mem stress test and uploaded the screenshot.
installed and ran furtest for about 4min.

i dont have a solid state drive.

will post the rest tonight.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Everything checks out. Nice work!

Let us know what you find out with the other tests.
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11 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

i have almost completed all of the tests, and found no errors.
but i did find errors after running memtest86 through the night.
i took some photos with my phone, so the quality is a bit bad. (see attached)

does this mean that its one of the 2 ram sticks, one of the 2 slots, the voltage, or could it even be the memory of the graphics card thats giving problems?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

ok so here is the rest of the test results:

SEA TOOLS for Windows:
It wouldnt do the "fix all" scans cause it says i dont have a Seagate HD.
so i then ran the Western Digital DLGDIAG.
the quick and the extended test. see screenshot.

prime95 passed - see screenshot.

hwinfo: please see theo-pc.html report generated from hwinfo.
and screenshot of system summary.

real temp screen shot attached.
speccy screenshot attached.
Intelburn std,high,veryhigh attached.

and then i mentioned in my previous post that memtest86 found errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

There are three tests in Prime95 and not just one. Small FFTs, Blend, and In-Place Large FFTs. Each should be run for a few hours at least.

For the Memtest86+ errors, proceed to Part 3 of Memtest86+.

And no, your graphics card memory is not tested by Memtest86+, so it is unlikely to be the problem. One of the RAM modules or one of the slots is causing issues. It could be voltage issues, but it is unlikely with just two modules.
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15 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

here is the three results of the p95 test.
will be starting with memtest tonight, swopping the sticks as per the guide.
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16 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64

ok so i ran memtest with ram stick #1 in slot #1 and found no errors.
then i ran memtest with ram stick #2 in slot #2 and also found no errors.
see pictures.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Have you tested the RAM individually through doing your normal routine in Windows? Test the memory slots and modules as follows.
  1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
  2. Unplug all power sources to the tower (unplug the power from the outlet/surge protector or PSU).
  3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds (for your safety and the safety of the components) to close the circuit and drain all power from components.
  4. Remove the casing.
  5. Remove all but one memory module making sure you are grounded while doing so.
  6. Replace the casing and put the remaining memory modules in a safe, static free environment.
  7. If the problem persists, repeat steps 1-4 and move the memory module to another slot (while staying grounded, of course).

Do this until all slots have been tested. If all slots fail, the memory module may be bad. Test with one of the remaining modules. Continue one module at a time in one slot at a time until you find a good module and good slot. Test remaining modules in the good slot, test good modules in other slots to find bad slots, etc.

Test by doing your normal routine in Windows for twice as long as it takes to get a crash or until you get a crash, whichever comes first. You can also test by doing the tasks that generally cause crashes.
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