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Windows 7: Is there ANY ram compatible with my setup?

11 Mar 2011   #1
shnabz

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7600 Retail x86
 
 
Is there ANY ram compatible with my setup?

Hey guys,

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could recommend some ram for me.

I have a Gigabyte GA-880gma-ud2h qvl is http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...80gma-ud2h.pdf

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (DDR1333 Limitation)

I currently have G.SKILL F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB), these worked perfectly for 6 months untill i installed an ssd then started getting BSOD's on a cold boot, then a re-install showed evidence that it was a corrupted install. Sometimes even on a boot up i would get a message saying that the boot image was corrupted and couldnt boot, even though a restart fixed this??

Please advise me, im scared to buy ram


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11 Mar 2011   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

What would your RAM have to do with a corrupted installation of Windows?

~Lordbob
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11 Mar 2011   #3
shnabz

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7600 Retail x86
 
 

I thought that if you had a defective stick of ram, and files were being used/written, then it could get written to the wrong place or become corrupted, causing a BSOD if it were a system file trying to be used causing system to become unstable.

Because when installing windows everything has to be written to memory before anything can be done with it.

Don't know if thats correct but just what i thought. What happens when defective ram causes a BSOD or freeze?
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11 Mar 2011   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shnabz View Post
I thought that if you had a defective stick of ram, and files were being used/written, then it could get written to the wrong place or become corrupted, causing a BSOD if it were a system file trying to be used causing system to become unstable.

Because when installing windows everything has to be written to memory before anything can be done with it.

Don't know if thats correct but just what i thought. What happens when defective ram causes a BSOD or freeze?
You are partially correct, bad RAM will cause BSoDs because of bad memory sectors, but not installation errors. RAM is volatile memory, which means when it loses its charge, they go completely empty. So bad RAM can cause errors DURING installation, but not AFTER it has been written to a drive.

This sounds more like you either installed the SSD wrong, did not install the OS correctly, or just have a bad disk.
When you bought your new SSD, how did you install it and did you reinstall Windows onto it?

~Lordbob
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12 Mar 2011   #5
shnabz

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7600 Retail x86
 
 

Thanks for the reply,

When i installed windows i selected AHCI mode, then when given the option, i formatted the drive, and then clicked the unpartitioned space and clicked either create new partition or install, i was prompted that a 100mb system partition would be created, agreed and continued. The setup appeared to run flawlessly and everything was fine. Then i few days later i started to experience BSOD's at cold boot.
I know it isnt drivers because i can run the very same ssd in another system with the same hardware attatched and it runs fine.

I just dont understand why this is happening now? The only thing that has changed is the ssd, and a software raid setup for storage.
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12 Mar 2011   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Did you see the stop code on the BSoDs? If not, follow these instructions to upload your dump files so we can find the cause of the problem.
[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

~Lordbob
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16 Mar 2011   #7
shnabz

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7600 Retail x86
 
 

I would just like to post that i have now solved the problem i took my computer apart, hoovered the case and blew compressed air on the parts, put some new paste on the cpu, put it all back together and voila. There must have been a small piece of metal shorting somewhere or something, the case has been modified, welding was involved lol.
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16 Mar 2011   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shnabz View Post
I would just like to post that i have now solved the problem i took my computer apart, hoovered the case and blew compressed air on the parts, put some new paste on the cpu, put it all back together and voila. There must have been a small piece of metal shorting somewhere or something, the case has been modified, welding was involved lol.
Good to know it works. Didn't think the RAM was causing that, but it might have been a short somewhere.

~Lordbob
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