Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: New Build BSOD's

20 Oct 2009   #11

XP Pro on one PC, 7 Pro on the other

the vid card is
MSI N9600GT-MD1G GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

and the drivers are the vista version that came on the cd.

heres a newegg link to the vid card: - MSI N9600GT-MD1G GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

i tried to download a windows 7 version of the drivers, it was a 165mb file that msi only lets download at about 20k/s, so it took a WHILE, and was corrupted when it finished, and i wasn't particularly feeling like downloading it again. if anyone thinks the vid card could be causing this and i should try gettin that again, lemme know.

when i get free from school and work im gonna try and run memtest on one stick of ram at a time.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Try this

64 BIT

32 BIT.

It might not fix everything but seems to be part of the problem.
Also try a simple test. Run barebones (every un needded hardware unplugged just 1 drive 1 no cd drives Etc.). Run with one stick of mem. See if it crashes. Then try the other stick.

Try to fill your system specs sheet in your user control panel of the forum. It will help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2009   #13

XP Pro on one PC, 7 Pro on the other

My problem with running a barebones test would be that i dont get the bsod's reliably enough to have a good test. It takes somewhere between a half hour and an hour and a half of uptime before it throws a bsod, so the lack of one isnt a neccesarliy reliable indicator.

double blarg.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Oct 2009   #14

XP Pro on one PC, 7 Pro on the other

well, i have found at least one cause.

thanks to whomever posted the memtest non-86, the windows version, and a comprehensive set of tests, i have determined that its actually my mobo and not my ram that is faulty. When either or both sticks are in the two slots closest to the cpu, it can run a full test to 500% coverage with no probs. If i have just one stick and its either in the second orange or second black slot, or if i have two sticks and either or both is in one of those slots (i.e. if im using slot #3 or #4 at all) it finds lots of errors right away.

so, the faulty hardware is actually 2 of the ram slots.

there may be other issues, with the video card and or drivers etc, but this is defnitly one of the huge problems.

my next question is as follows:
a)i am correct in assuming that the performance hit from not being able to synch my ram, and having 2 chips in the first 2 slots, one orange and one black, would give a significant performance hit, correct?
b)if i was willing to overlook that hit, would there be a chance that whatever is wrong with slots 3 and 4 spread to slots 1 and 2 at some point, after all warranties have expired?

i am almost certainly going to rma the mobo, but itd be nice to know my options.

you all have been a GINORMOUS help btw.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP


If the motherboard is defective, there's no reason to suspect that you won't have further problems. And, if you wait, you may end up being out of the warranty period when the mobo craps out on you again.

The performance hit is dependent on what you're doing and how much RAM you have installed. And, if you overclock you risk hurting the mobo even more - which brings you back to the RMA again.

RMA it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 New Build BSOD's

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD After New System Build, Many Different Types of BSOD Errors.
I had been getting BSODs on an older custom PC so I decided it was time to upgrade and I recently put together a new system and have been having irregular BSOD errors since day 1. I initially thought that it was the RAM because that was the only other part besides the hard drives that was recycled...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD - New PC Build
Hi all, Appreciate the level of detail you go in providing the tool to take all the relevant info and the support you give back, Many thanks. So I had a Dell XPS 700 which died and therein i learnt it wasn't really upgradable so went to NovaTech and purchased the necessary components to...
BSOD Help and Support
New build and a BSOD
Just built this system. I get numerous BSOD errors, the one that annoys me the most is 0x00000001E and 0x0000003B. Other less frequent BSODs include: 0x000000A 0x000000FE 0x0000004E 0x00000019 All my pc specs should be in my profile.
BSOD Help and Support
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 on to Build 7601?
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 to Build 7601? An Icon Pack was saying install on to 7600 only and after I checked my regedit, I learned that I have 7601 (Probably SP1, I don't know). Would I have any problems if I install the icon pack? Thanks.
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details We all are waiting for Windows 7 Beta 1 build 7000 to get release but it seems some one out their already have access to Windows 7 Build 7012. Here is...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App