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BSOD while computer is just running, Games crash too

  1. #11


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Quote Originally Posted by lifetec View Post
    You have your memory modules both set in Channel B 1 and 3.
    According to your Manual chapter 1.4.1 page 16.
    You need to install them in same colored sockets, with 2 modules they recommend DDR3_1(channelB) and DDR3_2(channelA)

    Also you have 1600 mhz modules and they run at 1333mhz.
    Just tried putting them in the same colored slots, both sticks in black and both sticks in grey. With either of those the computer would turn on for a second, then promptly shut down. Put them back where I originally had it (First grey slot and first black slot) and the computer is working again. Are you sure that's the right manual? I remember when I was putting it together I saw that the modules should be different colors, which I thought was abnormal, but it worked. Thank you for your help either way.

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  2. #12



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CruxOmega View Post
    Is there anything I can do about the 1600 mhz 1333 mhz discerpancy? Going to try changing the slots for my RAM right now.
    You can check and edit the memory frequency in the BIOS.
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  3. #13


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    windows 8.1


    Just tried putting them in the same colored slots, both sticks in black and both sticks in grey. With either of those the computer would turn on for a second, then promptly shut down. Put them back where I originally had it (First grey slot and first black slot) and the computer is working again. Are you sure that's the right manual? I remember when I was putting it together I saw that the modules should be different colors, which I thought was abnormal, but it worked. Thank you for your help either way.
    This is from your manual
    Code:
          
     GA-Z97-D3H 
    GA-H97-D3H 
    
    1-4-1 Dual Channel Memory Configuration 
    
    This motherboard provides four DDR3 memory sockets and supports Dual Channel Technology. After the 
    memory is installed, the BIOS will automatically detect the specifications and capacity of the memory. Enabling Dual Channel memory mode will double the original memory bandwidth. 
    
    The four DDR3 memory sockets are divided into two channels and each channel has two memory sockets as following: 
    
    Channel A: DDR3_2, DDR3_4 
    
    Channel B: DDR3_1, DDR3_3
    
    Due to CPU limitations, read the following guidelines before installing the memory in Dual Channel mode. 
    
    
    
    1. Dual Channel mode cannot be enabled if only one DDR3 memory module is installed.When enabling Dual Channel mode with two or four memory modules, it is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used and installed in the same colored DDR3 sockets. For optimum performance, when enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, we recommend that you install them in the DDR3_1 and DDR3_2 sockets.

    Your memory modules are Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 and are even included in the memory support list(QVL)
    So it is strange that they don't work in the recommended slots.

    Could this be related too that most of your dumpfiles are referring to memory corruption etc.
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  4. #14


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    I'll edit the memory frequency in BIOS sometime tomorrow and see what happens throughout the day. I have my RAM installed in the 1 and 2 slots, but those slots are different colors if I'm understanding the labeling on the motherboard correctly. I'll re-check that tomorrow as well. I'll take pictures of the placing and show which works and which doesn't.
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  5. #15


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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CruxOmega View Post
    I'll edit the memory frequency in BIOS sometime tomorrow and see what happens throughout the day. I have my RAM installed in the 1 and 2 slots, but those slots are different colors if I'm understanding the labeling on the motherboard correctly. I'll re-check that tomorrow as well. I'll take pictures of the placing and show which works and which doesn't.
    If you don't have your manual anymore download from here. GIGABYTE - Support - Downloads .
    I also see that there are 3 Rev. 1.0,1.1 and 1.2 don't know if these motherboards layouts are different. Check your version.
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  6. #16


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    So it's rev 1,1, the manual says use Memory slots 1 and 2 or 3 and 4. I tried both of these combinations and the computer turns on then after ~5 seconds it shuts off then restarts. Since I last posted I've had a couple more BSOD. Here is the updated log file.
    Attachment 66853
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  7. #17


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Gonna try updating the BIOS and see what that does.
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  8. #18


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Never mind, just tried to update it and I can't seem to run the BIOS update file. Something about the file not ebing for 64-bit, yet I cannot find a 64-bit version of the file.

    Edit: Never mind this post, I figured it out and updated my bios from version F7 to version F9.
    Last edited by CruxOmega; 31 Dec 2015 at 17:31.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Since BIOS update I have not had a crash, but will update if I do have one.
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