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Windows 7: Windows 7 constantly crashing on High End System

03 Dec 2012   #1
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
Windows 7 constantly crashing on High End System

Hi Everyone,

I have just built a "Dream Machine" for the purpose of graphic design, and other intensive activities (though not gaming, as this is a work PC!).

I won't go into all of the specifications, however the PC does use a Gigabyte X79-UP4 motherboard, and I have 16 Gigs of Patriot Viper Extreme (PC 17000) memory installed. Initial FSB / RAM results are shown below:

I also installed 2 x Samsung 830 SSDs in RAID 0!

The hard drive transfer rates are truly out of this world -

The read speed is close to 1 Gbps...almost made it!!!

Now that I have built an impressive PC I am having trouble making it behave, it is a bit like a wild stallion, full of raw power, but quite frankly untamed!

Windows 7 (x64) is constantly crashing, it crashes about every 20 minutes, and it doesn't seem to matter whether the PC is doing work or not.

I have setup the RAM to use an Xtreme Memory Profile, which runs at 2133 MHz, which is not an issue for my RAM (as this is the RAMs) natural running speed.

*** At any rate I plan to test the RAM for a good 48 hours using MemTest to see if there are any issues on this front ***

I am thinking that there may be a conflict between the motherboards RAID chipset and the SSDs, in so far as perhaps the motherboard can't keep up with the SSDs.

If anybody else has any experience with these kinds of systems and has any suggestions as to why Windows is crashing can you please add your thoughts?

Kind Regards,


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03 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Did you install using a retail disc, purchased from a store ?

( I see your other thread )
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10 Dec 2012   #3
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)

Hi AddRAM,

My Windows disk is of the OEM type, this fact may explain some of the installation issues that I describe in my other thread. Given your user name I thought that you might like to know that my system is now stable with the FSB over-clocked to just over 2900 MHz :)

Kind Regards,

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10 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Post up the crash dump in our Crashes forum for expert analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

I would also stop overclocking while working through Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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