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Windows 7: BSOD 3b on new PC

27 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7

I have done that for 2 nights already.
Both ran for at least 10 passes each without a single error.

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27 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Uninstall the Catalyst suite; only install the driver itself.
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27 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7

Ah my bad, didn't mention that yet.
I've reinstalled the ATI 10.3 drivers without the catalyst suite which didn't solve the problems.

Things i've done so far.
- Reinstalled video drivers, left catalyst suite out
- Checked ram with memtest for 10+ passes, no errors
- Did sfc /scannow, no problems there.
- Checked HD with a tool
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27 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

I recommend uninstalling your display adapter completely, and play around with older versions until you find one that works, or you can't find any more.
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01 May 2010   #15

Windows 7

I have uninstalled the 10.3 ati display driver and installed 10.4 this week.
I've also updated my realtek sound driver to the latest version.
That did not help however as I still got a few BSODS the past few days.
I have attached a few minidumps again although i doubt even more are of any use.

Some additional information that might be useful.
I'm running NOD32 as the antivirus scanner.
MSI afterburner is also running to control the fan speed of the videocard.
Fan speed is based on temp, idle speed is 25% as the standard 40% makes a rather annoying high pitched buzzing noise.
Like it could use a bit of oiling.
If i recall correctly the first BSOD I ever got was when I had just installed Speedfan which I promptly uninstalled again.

I will follow your advice Jonathan_King and find one of the older version 9 display drivers and see if the problems still persist.
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02 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64

I think we're on the right track. All of the dmps have the same bugcheck, 3B:

Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory
BSOD Index

We have eliminated memory, so we are left with a driver, which agrees completely with past dmps. I believe the cause is the video card or its driver.
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09 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7

I have been running my pc for a bit over 2 weeks now with the ATI 9.12 video drivers installed.
Those are the oldest drivers that are compatible with my Radeon 5770 video card.
In those 2 weeks I didn't have a single BSOD although I haven't played BF2: Bad Company 2
which was a regular cause for blue screens.
What I am getting however are occasional lockups where the screen just goes to black and
there is no other option than rebooting.
This happens for example when I load a youtube vid or when the pc goes into screensaver mode.

I wonder if this means the video card might be defective or that it could still be a memory issue like in this topic.
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09 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional x64

Memtest suggested that the problem was not with RAM. I suspect the video card is bad.
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19 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I just registered to post this.

I thought I'd post here to you my experience with this crappy Geil RAM. I kept getting BSOD all the time as well, it was so bad I couldn't install Win7 at all. I was going to send the motherboasrd back as memory passed memtest and Linx with no issue. I decided to try my memory from my x58 motherboard (Corsair 1600) and put them in and my system was 100% stable.

I don't know what's up with this memory, but it refused to work in my Biostar TH55B HD mother board (1156 Core i3 530 processor)

If you have other DDR3 memory or can borrow some, do so and I'm sure all will be fine. I ended up buying some cheapo G.Skill memory and no problems since.

Good luck
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08 Oct 2011   #20

Windows 7


It's been a year since I've last made a post in this topic but my problem with BSODs still remain.
I want to get to the bottom of this and finally fix this annoying issue.
Attached with this post are 2 files:
- Zip file containing all BSODs I've had over the past 1,5 years categorised by error code in separate zips and the perform HTML file.
- Zip file containing only the recent BSODs of the past 2 months.

Each zip file contains the dmp file and a txt file containing the output of WinDbg with !analyze -v

The type of BSODS I have had and how many times are:
  • 1 - 1
  • 1A - 1
  • 1E - 9
  • 3B - 68
  • 19 - 2
  • 24 - 5
  • 50 - 1
  • 109 - 1
  • 116 - 2
  • 1000007E - 28
  • A - 1
Over the past few months I've ran driver verifier and updated/uninstalled drivers and software that might be causing problems.
BSODs that occured with Driver Verifier enabled are included in the All zip file.
I have also run memtest as well as HD utility software several times with neither giving any errors.

I believe the issue is a hardware one and I think it's either the memory, the video card or perhaps the motherboard. My next step will be to switch out ram modules running the pc with only 1 at a time as well as in differents slots on the mobo.
If that doesn't solve it I'll look into replacing the video card and the ram.

If any of you has any other suggestions on what to do next, I'll gladly hear them.

@MarkJohnson Thank you for your post. I'll see if I can find some other memory to test with. Sorry for the late reply, got caught up with work. :)
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