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: 2 gig = ok 4 gig = BSOD

03 May 2010   #21
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

We're off to a good start,

This is important, run this if you haven't yet.

Quote:
A question on the debugging steps.
How did you uninstall AVG?
Need to be sure all traces are gone.
Run this AVG Remover Tool, if you haven't already.
Let me know how it's going...

Edit:
Just found some information from your first thread on this problem.

BSOD Windows 7 while playing games!

Thorn8369's comment two posts below your last one can be looked at after we rule out the RAM slots faults.

After the build in Nov'09, did you set the RAM timings and voltages or just running the defaults?

Did you update the BIOS and/or chipset drivers when you finished the build? Did you let win7 find them or load from the Asus CD?

Let's not start skipping around just yet, this info will help with the trouble shooting order.

The first thing we need to rule out is RAM slot faults.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 May 2010   #22
mikejbrod

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
We're off to a good start,

This is important, run this if you haven't yet.

I have

Quote:
A question on the debugging steps.
How did you uninstall AVG?
Need to be sure all traces are gone.
Run this AVG Remover Tool, if you haven't already.
Let me know how it's going...

Edit:
Just found some information from your first thread on this problem.

BSOD Windows 7 while playing games!

Thorn8369's comment two posts below your last one can be looked at after we rule out the RAM slots faults.

After the build in Nov'09, did you set the RAM timings and voltages or just running the defaults?

Defaults

Did you update the BIOS and/or chipset drivers when you finished the build? Did you let win7 find them or load from the Asus CD?

Bios is upto date, windows 7 drivers not off disk.

Let's not start skipping around just yet, this info will help with the trouble shooting order.

The first thing we need to rule out is RAM slot faults.
I will be doing the tests over the next few days will keep you posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2010   #23
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Mike,

Here is something you need to check.

In your motherboard manual in section 1.7.2 Memory configurations

- This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 256 megabits (Mb) chips or less.

From the Crucial website, the only DDR3 PC3-8500/DDR3-1066, 4GB kit (2GBx2) that I found there:

4GB kit (2GBx2)
Part #: CT2KIT25664BA1067 • DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 64 • more details


4GB kit (2GBx2)
Part #: CT2KIT25672BA1067 • DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 72 • more details


4GB kit (2GBx2)
Part #: CT2KIT25672BB1067S • DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Single Ranked • Registered • ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 72 • more details

Check your memory specs, if they are 256 meg chips then your motherboard doesn't support that RAM.

If you can't find the info in your documentation then search the part number on Crucials website.

Let me know if this is the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 May 2010   #24
mikejbrod

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

ok

The sockets and all ok,

On your last post I think that the memory I have are 256mb here is why I think this:-

off of label 2gig 240-PIN DIMM 256MX64 DDR3

Please not this lol !!!!

if this is the case will the north bridge tweak to effect this particular problem?

Many Thanks

Mike
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2010   #25
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's good news about the RAM sockets. Rules out the motherboard problem and RMA.

Too bad about the RAM.
Check the return policy with your supplier. Best thing to do is return the RAM and get some with the correct specs for your motherboard.

After a quick check at Crucial's website, they only came up with one possible RAM for your motherboard. 1X4GB with 512 mb chips, it's twice the price per GB as the 2GB sticks, and would run in single channel mode - not good.
Try another brand, Corsair, J.Skill, Patriot, OCZ, are all good brands. Get DDR3-1600 with 8 timings, they're about the same price as lower timings and this is the max your motherboard recommends.

Don't think it will ever work properly, you can try tweaking the voltage and see if it helps. But it will most likely be running in single channel mode, like you have been since you first put this RAM in your system.

With the correct RAM you will get full functioning DDR3 Dual channel. Which will have definite performance advantages, which is the ultimate goal.

Go to the your memory assessment speed thread and run the memory assessment. Instructions are on the first post.

You should be above 10,000 MB/s, with full functioning 4GB DDR3 Dual channel you should be at least 16,000 MB/s.
For example my 8GB DDR3-1600 Dual channel runs at 19,424 MB/s (No OC'ing).

Would also recommend to install the 64bit win7, to get use of all the 4GB you have, or will have, installed. Also will have the option to increase RAM later if you decide to.
With 32bit win7 and 4GB RAM you will be able to use from 3.2 - 3.5 GB of the 4GB RAM, depending on your graphics card and other components using address space.
It's actually not a hugh amount, and might not be noticeable in everyday usage.

Let me know what you decide and how everything works out.
Post the memory assessment if you run it.

Sorry about the bad news.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #26
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jcgriff2 View Post
Hi -

4 steps at the Asus site to get the asio.sys "Cool 'n Quiet" mobo utility driver.

Back to Asus main page --> ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

Follow screenshots --> Asus mobo utility driver updates - jcgriff2 - Windows Live Slideshow

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.
The 2007 version of the Asus driver is still present in all 5 dumps -
Code:
AsIO.sys     Mon Dec 17 04:10:20 2007 (47663CFC)
It is too old for Windows 7 x86.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 17:22:14.272 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:16.020
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 82cb8fc9, 9bec7a44, 0}
Probably caused by : rdyboost.sys ( rdyboost!SMKM_STORE<SMD_TRAITS>::SmStReleaseRegion+1f )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x8E
PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 17:19:52.495 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:24:54.243
PROCESS_NAME:  MsMpEng.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x24
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 15:54:20.485 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:22:43.233
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, 82c86a59}
Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiInsertTimerTable+255 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xA
PROCESS_NAME:  dwm.exe
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 14:30:57.069 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:51:30.817
BugCheck D1, {906, 6, 1, 8f829ac0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidSchDdiNotifyInterruptWorker+320 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xD1
PROCESS_NAME:  System
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 05:24:20.666 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:11:00.414
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 82c3ce0e, 9fe587fc, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!ExQueryPoolUsage+d0 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x8E
PROCESS_NAME:  wlcomm.exe
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
by jcgriff2     
 
        J. C. Griffith, Microsoft MVP   
 
          https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Griffith   
 
          www.jcgriff2.com 
 
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #27
mikejbrod

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Bit more help

Hi Guys

would this be ok ?

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel (CMX4GX3M2A1600C8)

CMX4GX3M2A1600C8

I have looked on the websitre but it doesnt give the required information.....

Cheers Again

Mike

oh and @ jcGriff2 I did follow your slide show as requested and the file I got was supposed to be for windows7 so dont know whats going on there..........
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #28
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Is it possible that the install did not take? Please check \windows\system32\drivers for asio.sys

If you cannot locate it there, please perform all-out search via WHERE command -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | select "Run as Administrator" | paste -
Code:
where /r %systemdrive%\ /f /t asio.sys > 0 & start notepad 0
It may take a minute or so to run. A notepad will open with the results.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #29
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikejbrod View Post
Hi Guys

would this be ok ?

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel (CMX4GX3M2A1600C8)

CMX4GX3M2A1600C8

I have looked on the websitre but it doesnt give the required information.....

Cheers Again

Mike

oh and @ jcGriff2 I did follow your slide show as requested and the file I got was supposed to be for windows7 so dont know whats going on there..........
I've looked at the Corsair site and can't find any chip size info, I have that exact RAM (4X2GB) in my system. Different MOBO so can't say if it will work.

Try the Corsair Tech Support site.

Or call them at Toll Free: +1 888-222-4346.

Let me know how it's going.

EDIT: 11 May

I got a response from Corsair Tech support.

"For that boards we would recommend one of our 1333MHz kits as 1600MHz is considered an overclock and may not run reliably."

I have asked for clarification on the 256 Mb chip issue.

Will see if they reply.

Edit:

From RAM GUY
Corsair Product Guru

"I would recommend the TW3X4G1333C9 kit for your motherboard."

Found these specs for TW3X4G1333C9:
Density: 4GB (2x2GB Module)
Speed: 1333MHz
Timing: 9-9-9-24
Type: DDR3
Format: DIMM
Pin Out: 240 Pin
Voltage: 1.5V
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

I would call Corsair and get someone to confirm, just to be sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2010   #30
mikejbrod

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Update

Hi all again

1st of all thanks for the help so far.

I have now bought a Kit of GEIL ram see link:

Play.com (UK) - Free Delivery - Computing

this is listed in the mobo manual as being compatble BUT I am still getting BSOD's

Here is the lastes 2 dump files.

If it make any difference it BSOD when I refreshed the Windows Experience Index.

I am (and so is my mate who helpfully bought this ram for me what a legend!) getting really sick of this and also very frustrated and would love to see the back of this annoying issue!

Please help if you can...

Mike
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 2 gig = ok 4 gig = BSOD




Thread Tools



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.

й Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App