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Windows 7: BSOD

04 Sep 2010   #121
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Which slots did you put the RAM in?

#1. You should have them in slots #1 & #3, this will be single channel mode and is recommended due to the integrated controller issue.
Many people have reported that this helps and has no performance decrease.
The CPUZ is showing your RAM is at 1333MHz which is JEDEC #4. This is the best speed for your memory controller.

It's showing unganged, which is also going to help stability.

If you haven't already, put the RAM in slots 1&3, let us know if its stable.
#2. For future reference, what is the version of your motherboard?

#3. BIOS update.
Here are some links on how to update your BIOS, read all the disclaimers, follow all instructions, disable your anti-virus.
This normally goes easily, if there is a problem the worst case scenario is your motherboard will not work, hopefully Gigabyte would be able to fix it.
I normally don't suggest to update BIOS unless absolutely necessary, in your case with this CPU and memory controller, the issues your having and the large amount of things you have already tried to get your computer running, I feel this is necessary.

How Do I Update My BIOS? - Gigabyte motherboard site. I recommend the first method on this site, using a USB memory stick.

BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide" - this has some good information.
#4. For the AHCI and RAM voltages,
You will have to go into BIOS and check the voltage settings, check you motherboard manual at the pages mentioned in the previous post.
Your motherboard manual will tell you where the AHCI/IDE settings are located. Do not change the AHCI/IDE settings, this will cause a blue screen due to driver availability.
Let us know if you have any questions about any of the above steps.
Please provide as much information about each step tried, the results, any questions.
If you decide not to do some of the steps, inform us and maybe we can clarify any questions you might have.


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04 Sep 2010   #122
CMurphy3639

Windows 7
 
 

I have them in slots #1 and #2 (or #3 and #4 since they're adjacent). Should I do the memory move before trying the BIOS update?
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04 Sep 2010   #123
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The BIOS update may help with these issues, update BIOS first.

Read all the information on the links posted above before you start.

It's important to disable anything that might interrupt the BIOS update process, disable the anti-virus, you don't want a scan to start while your doing this, disable any backup software.

Using the USB memory stick method will help to ensure nothing will try to run while updating the BIOS.

Let us know how it goes.

#1. Update BIOS

#2. Check for stability

#3. Check BIOS for DRAM voltage, NB voltage, you'll find this in your motherboard manual under, 'MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)' pg 37, 'System Voltage Optimized' pg 40.
Post the current voltage settings.

#4. For future reference, what is the version of your motherboard?
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05 Sep 2010   #124
CMurphy3639

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Which slots did you put the RAM in?

#1. You should have them in slots #1 & #3, this will be single channel mode and is recommended due to the integrated controller issue.
Many people have reported that this helps and has no performance decrease.
The CPUZ is showing your RAM is at 1333MHz which is JEDEC #4. This is the best speed for your memory controller.

It's showing unganged, which is also going to help stability.

If you haven't already, put the RAM in slots 1&3, let us know if its stable.
#2. For future reference, what is the version of your motherboard?

#3. BIOS update.
Here are some links on how to update your BIOS, read all the disclaimers, follow all instructions, disable your anti-virus.
This normally goes easily, if there is a problem the worst case scenario is your motherboard will not work, hopefully Gigabyte would be able to fix it.
I normally don't suggest to update BIOS unless absolutely necessary, in your case with this CPU and memory controller, the issues your having and the large amount of things you have already tried to get your computer running, I feel this is necessary.

How Do I Update My BIOS? - Gigabyte motherboard site. I recommend the first method on this site, using a USB memory stick.

BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide" - this has some good information.
#4. For the AHCI and RAM voltages,
You will have to go into BIOS and check the voltage settings, check you motherboard manual at the pages mentioned in the previous post.
Your motherboard manual will tell you where the AHCI/IDE settings are located. Do not change the AHCI/IDE settings, this will cause a blue screen due to driver availability.
Let us know if you have any questions about any of the above steps.
Please provide as much information about each step tried, the results, any questions.
If you decide not to do some of the steps, inform us and maybe we can clarify any questions you might have.
#1 I will move the RAM to 1 and 3

#2 I have Revision 1.0

#3 Having issues, see below.

#4 What exactly do I need to do, just look at some setting and report back to you?

I followed the directions to the step where it had me insert the USB, reboot, then hit ESC to enter Q-Flash. It would get to one of the boot up screens where it lists a bunch of information and just stayed there doing nothing (a screen which usually lasts 5 seconds). So I tried booting with the USB plugged in without booting Q Flash and it booted to windows no problem, no getting stuck. So then I tried opening Q Flash without the USB and it just boot looped. I also posted on the Gigabyte forums.
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05 Sep 2010   #125
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CMurphy3639 View Post
#1 I will move the RAM to 1 and 3
Let us know if that helps, this should be the best configuration.

If it's still crashing, after BIOS update and moving RAM to 1&3, we'll bump DRAM voltage.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CMurphy3639 View Post
#2 I have Revision 1.0
Thanks, this will help when looking up info for your MOBO.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CMurphy3639 View Post
#3 How do I format my flash drive to a FAT32?
Backup everything on the flash drive, formatting it will erase all data on it.

Right click the flash drive in Explorer, click 'Format', 'File System' FAT32, make sure the 'Quick Format' box is checked.

If it already says FAT32, re-format it to ensure it is clean.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CMurphy3639 View Post
#4 What exactly do I need to do, just look at some setting and report back to you?
Yes, just tell us what the settings are.
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