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Windows 7: OC'ing causes driver problems?

16 Jun 2010   #1
ExLt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
OC'ing causes driver problems?

I am new to this forum. Please forgive me if this is the incorrect place to post. About two minutes after I started overclocking from 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz, many bsods occured (not all at once; in different boots), including "Bugcode_UsB_Driver", "Corrupt_Driver_MMPOOL" and "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL." However, when I set the cpu speed to the original setting, I didn't get anymore. It's not that I haven't ever had a bsod or anything, but I just don't see how overclocking the cpu causes these particular problems.


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16 Jun 2010   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ECS boards have never been known for their ability to overclock, so it might be that... or it could be insufficient power. 300 watts is low if you're attempting to OC.
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16 Jun 2010   #3
ExLt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm think that may be the case. I've recently heard from various sources the ECS "sucks". I will probably get an asus board soon if that is the case. Also, if it were power, would it still cause random bsods, or would it just turn off?
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16 Jun 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

An inadequate PSU could cause both bsod's and shut-offs. Do you happen to know what make and model yours is?
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16 Jun 2010   #5
ExLt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't, but if I took a look inside would the name be written on it?
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16 Jun 2010   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, the name will be on it, as well as the model number. What you're looking for specifically is the +12 volt amperage.
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17 Jun 2010   #7
ExLt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The only thing I can see on it the the word "BFG". Do you know if there is software that is able to identify the power supply? Also, when I tried to overclock again, the bsods stopped. This time, I re-timed the RAM as well, but I don't know if that would solve it.
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17 Jun 2010   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sure, loosening the timings could have resolved the problem. Let's hope that that's all you needed.

I don't know of any software that identifies the psu; not to say that it doesn't exist. Either way, 300 watts is still awfully low for an overclocked machine.
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17 Jun 2010   #9
ExLt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It will still crash from time to time (only while overclocking), but now I know it's either the mobo, the PSU or both. Thanks Fumz. Solved
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