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Windows 7: BSOD Crash on new SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD 256 GB install

24 Sep 2014   #11

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Multiple bugcheck codes are blaming hardware there.

First plan to update the BIOS to Version F4 from GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3 - GA-890FXA-UD7 (rev. 2.0)

Then do some hardware tests.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Let us know the results.

Also, is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

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24 Sep 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Arc,

OK ... so hardware is the culprit?

I may confirm your theory with the upgrade of the BIOS as new technologies from samsung may not match with the old F2.

But I really don't like to upgrade to F4, I had F3 and F4, both couldn't get stable overclocks at all(what I wanted), I benched almost all combination of FSBs with memory timmings and I wasn't satisfied with and downgraded back to F2 and stayed like this in the last 3 years.

But I will upgrade to F4 because this may be the main issue.

About the rest of tests I may say that don't know if I'm able to do overnight tests, I have a custom case like a open dangerden case and it's noisy with all the fans.

I want to mention that my system was very stable before the upgrade to SSD, not any issue in the last 3 years and I forced the hw every time and found stable settings, runned everytime Prime95 and HiperPi and all possible syntetic test and was fine with great temps, don't know what to say.

Memtest86+ tests I made right after the crash but I didn't let to complete the test, because no error was found.

I runned also the Furmark to stress the hw and ofcourse it crashed because RAPID was on (did the test last night).

My CPU temps are fine for 4Ghz , on IDLE I have 37-39 degrees and 55-57 on full load, but on normal usage doesn't go over 43 degrees.

I will inform you after the bios upgrade.
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25 Sep 2014   #13

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Now you need to disable overclocking and need to see how it runs with stock settings.

If (and only if) if crashes even with stock hardware settings, then (and only then) we will need to concentrate on the SSD. Because the bugchecks are not indicating to the SSD primarily, but to hardware, and overclocking is one of the base reasons behind it.
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25 Sep 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I upgraded to F4 and I set back my known settings of stable overclock. (3.84 Ghz)

It seems to be stable as I forced a memory consumption of 6GB of ram with Memtest with a cpu usage of ~ 35% and no crashing occured. (+RAPID ON, which also is know that consumes up to 1.5 Ghz, if there's usage)

I wasn't able to do all the tests because of time, but will try what you suggested.
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25 Sep 2014   #15

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No problem, take your time.
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25 Sep 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I downgraded to stock settings and did some tests, but it's stable

Changed back to my overclock settings and hit it hard with prime, after that hyperpi , furmark, then pcmark 7 with all possibles tests ... stable.

For now it's a confirm that the old BIOS caused the issues, I don't know why I didn't think to this as F4 version has the new CPU AGESA codes and as AGESA is responsible for the initialization of the procesor cores, memory and the HT controller ... my poor SSD wasn't too friendly with the F2 version.

Anyway, I'm glad that you pointed correctly Arc, nice catch and I thank you very much.

To close this topic and mark it as resolved I will post some pictures about this fast deamon.
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26 Sep 2014   #17

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Good news!

Let us know for any further issue.
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06 Dec 2014   #18

windows 7 x64, windows 8.1 x64

Hi, i see many people they have the same issue with me if you can help me also to figure out. I have two Samsung SSD'S 840 EVO, 850 PRO and i have on both of them the same issue after i enable the rapid mode.
Usually happens when i install something big. If you can help me also its driving me crazy...thank you in advance.
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09 Jun 2015   #19

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate


@giorgosperi: you give the solution in your question!

To everyone having freezes of SSD under Windows 7 or higher : RAPID mode is the problem, some motherboard will just not handle it with SSD. Disable RAPID weither it is Intel or Samsung software. You won't see much difference but will have a stable system.
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