Blue screen, event ID 1003

By Mithanlas
Feb 7, 2009
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  1. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    My sticks are the ones I posted. The RAM that you linked seems to have the same specs, but the sticks look different.

    Where in the BIOS can I see the RAM voltages? I went to hardware monitor under the tab power and the following is listed:

    Vcore voltage 1.312v
    3.3v voltage 3.248v
    5v voltage 4.992v
    12v voltage 11.928v
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Look for your Power BIOS features and particularly for your DIMM Voltage. Usually this is set at Auto by your motherboard. What voltage is it listed at?
  3. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I can't find anything pointing to DIMM voltage. Under the power tab I see the voltages I posted previously plus some temperatures and fan speeds. The rest of the tabs aren't helping either. The only RAM related settings that I see are DRAM frequency, command rate, timing control and static read control. By the way, what do you mean with 'power BIOS features?'
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Depending on your motherboard manufacturer each BIOS is different to some degree in designations, etc.

    What we are looking for is the RAM/memory voltage as showing in your BIOS. What it is set at is what we are looking for.

    Update: Under your Advance tab scroll down until your find DRAM Voltage. That is what we are looking for.
  5. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

  7. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Great. I had to switch ai overclock tuner to manual to get the DRAM voltage visible. It's set to auto. Should I change it to 1.80?
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Does it tell you what it has set at Auto?

    Edit Update: Something just struck me and why i didn't see this before I could just hit myself. You are running XP3 and the most memory XP will recognize is 3.5. When i looked up your motherboard Asus specifically stated that if you are running a 32-bit OS they recommend running no more than 3 gigs of RAM. Couple this with the fact that Asus boards are picky about RAM and we may have just found your problem.

    I think i made the suggestion awhile back to try and run your system with 2 gigs. Give it a shot and let us know if you gain stability overall and in particular gaming.
  9. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    No, the DRAM voltage is just auto. No value given.

    Ok. I'll take out the other stick and see what happens. Once again it can take several days for me to get a BSOD. I'll be sure to report back if your suggestion solves the problem.

    Oh god I'm stupid! So I went to BIOS and changed the DRAM voltage to 1.80 just because I wanted to see how it works. Now when I try to turn on the computer it stays on for 5-10 seconds and then turns itself off. After that it turns on again and stays that way. Nothing appears on the screen. What can I do? :(

    (this post is made on my PDA)
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Go back to your BIOS and set everything to Default settings.
  11. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    See, that's the problem. I can't access BIOS. Here's what happens:

    1. I turn on the computer, it stays on for about 2 seconds then it switches off. The screen/monitor is blank.
    2. The computer turns on by itself. Turns off after 5-10 seconds. Again nothing on the screen.
    3. Once again the computer turns on by itself. Only this time it doesn't turn off at all. The lights of the case are on, cooling fans are blowing etc. but the screen stays blank. Only way to turn off the system in this state seems to be to cut the power from the back of the case.


    Edit: This is such a weird issue that I'm calling the shop that put the computer together in hope that they could do something about it. Just because I changed the DRAM voltage to the correct voltage set by manufacturer shouldn't mess up the whole system up to the point where you can't even boot or access BIOS.

    Edit 2: So I called the shop and they told me to look for "Jumper" in my mobo's manual. I followed the instructions (remove the power cord and the small battery on the motherboard) but I couldn't reach the jumper cap which was supposed to reset the BIOS settings when put on a specific pin for 5-10 seconds. Luckily for me, removing the mobo's battery for a little while seemed to do the trick and when rebooting the computer BIOS asked for new boot settings. Now the computer is up and running again. I'll get back to playing with only 2gb RAM. And by the way, lesson learned: don't **** around with BIOS. :)
     
  12. Mithanlas

    Mithanlas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Woohoo! No BSODs in four weeks! Completely removing the second RAM stick really did solve the problem. I guess the mobo didn't like having over 3 gigs of RAM stuck on it. Anyway, thanks to all of you who helped me. :)
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Yes! Asus boards and RAM are a common issue especially the amount coupled with the OS. Thanks for getting back to us.
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