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BSOD problem that I've had for a long time

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    BSOD problem that I've had for a long time


    I've had BSODs on and off for about 1,5 years now. It started with getting a new computer but I've never actually understood what causes it. The BSODs are pretty infrequent, they happen a few times in a row and then disappear for days or weeks. In my last install of windows 8 I managed to get rid of them by letting some driver inspecting program scan for drivers and then install them, which seemingly fixed the problem.
    Yesterday however I reinstalled windows 8.1 and I've gotten BSODs back. I've installed my graphics drivers and motherboard drivers as well as tried a few different BIOSes from their respective manufacturer websites, nothing seems to help. I've also done memtest and checks for my HDD/SSD, neither have had any problems.

    Unrelated to the windows BSOD, but maybe something to do with it... Since about the same time I've had very frequent Google Chrome crashes which don't seem to go away even after reformatting and starting out with a completely fresh account.
    Last edited by Crusher112; 11 Feb 2014 at 08:49.

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    Hi,

    Likely, there is an issue with RAM overclocking or defective.

    Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of Memory tab, and one for each stick of RAM of the SPD tab.

    I am betting no, but are you using Readyboost actively? The driver for that crashed, and guaranteed 100% that there is overclocking or defect then, if you are not, actively.
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    ATM its running the XMP1 profile from BIOS at 9-9-9-24 speeds which it's supposed to run at. After a few BSODs though the BIOS will ask to put them back to default which IIRC is 8-8-8-26.

    About the ReadyBoost I'm not sure. If its something that you have to turn on, then definitely not.

    Like I said though, I've had some kind of drivers take this BSOD problem away for around half a year. Now, after reinstalling 8.1, I've been getting about 3-4 a day. It's very weird and extremely frustrating
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    Ok. Make sure the RAM is in correct slots for your motherboard when using 2 sticks. Check manual.

    9-9-9-24 is what it should be at, so good.

    You can try bumping the voltage up to 1.55v for the RAM, but you really need to test overnight with Memtest86+.

    Any errors shown, contact GSkill for replacement matched set.
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    Yes, the RAM sticks are in correct slots - in 1st and 3rd slots.
    I'll let memtest run again through the night and report back tomorrow. Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher112 View Post
    Yes, the RAM sticks are in correct slots - in 1st and 3rd slots.
    Double check on that and which is actually correct for your board too. CPU-Z shows they're in 1 + 2.

    You're welcome.
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    Yeah, I just did after seeing the same thing - CPU-Z showing them in 1-2. They're definitely in 1 and 3 though.
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    So I ran 7 hours of memtest without any errors. Also found out that the 1st and 3rd slot for my mobo are called 1 and 2, so that's correct. Putting DRAM volt up to 1.55 didn't help either.
    I also tried putting the RAM sticks in the other 2 slots but the computer loop restarted then
    My computer keeps freezing after about 2 minutes after starting an intense application like a game.
    Last edited by Crusher112; 13 Feb 2014 at 08:36.
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    Sounds like faulty PSU or heat, with PSU being more likely.

    Try another PSU if possible, to test. And/or check line voltages with Speccy software, especially under load.
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    During the problems I've changed PSU, GPU and system disk from HDD to SSD, so I doubt it's any of those.
    Last edited by Crusher112; 13 Feb 2014 at 08:35.
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