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BSOD Windows 7 64 bit

By arthurduplessis
Feb 22, 2010
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  1. I have yet to see them but they keep happing to my GF when shes on my pc.
    maybe you guys an help me figure out what the source of the problem is.

    Here is 5 minidump files and I will pot the next one I have in a sec.

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  2. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    heres the last one

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  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Please do us a favor and zip those individual minidump files into one zip file. Thanks.
  4. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    here as requested.. sorry about the multiple files.

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  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    The good news is one of your minidumps actually gave us a definitive cause of tof your issue: memory corruption.

    Why this is good news is because another error is 0x124 and they are extremely difficult to work with because they can be any piece of hardware in your system and it takes all kinds of work to try to find the problem. I've seen IT professionals write that they don't like working with this error.

    Anyway, run memtest on your memory.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed but either one should work. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html


    * Get back to us with the results.
  6. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Alright thank you.

    I will just do 1 stick tonight and keep going for 4 days to be sure which is the issue.
    I have the newest memtest and have used it before it shouldn't be hard.

    Damn this sucks.. Took like 2 days testing the North bridge voltages on my mobo
    to finally get these 4 sticks stable on my rig with windows 7.

    I'll come back in a weeks time or before that and let you know how things went.

    Thanks Again man for the help really appreciate it.

    -Arthur
  7. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Ok so I ran each stick independently and all together.
    Then tried ver 1.5 and ver 4.1 sets in each dual channel
    then swapped between the sets on the other channels.

    Every test comes back with 8+ passes no errors.

    Thank god for brother in laws that pull all nighters ^^

    Still in search of whats wrong.

    Only thing I can remotely consider is that my ver 1.5 and my ver 4.1
    sets don't like each other but thats about it and if this is so why no bsod before?
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Give us make and model of your motherboard and link us to both sets of memory.
  9. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Maximus Formula Motherboard.
    2x Corsair dominator memory 1066mhz 2x1gb pack
    First set ver 1.5 Second Ver 4.5
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    I believe that is an Asus motherboard. Is your memory listed on the Asus Quality Vendors List (QVL) for your motherboard model? Asus creates a QVL for each and every motherboard model they manufacturer. Asus boards are also very picky about the RAM installed on their boards.
  11. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes its on there QVL
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    What is the BIOS showing for memory voltage as compared to the manufacture's designed memory specs?
  13. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    memory set at 2.1v
    North bridge set at 1.45v

    I believe.
  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    What is Corsair's voltage parameters for your memory? Also, did you try running with just one set and if so what were your experiences?
  15. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes its at the correct voltages.

    I down clocked the memory to run at 800mhz cause the memory controller
    is very picky to stay stable at 1066 and have all four sticks.

    2 sticks at 800 or 1066 work just fine never had issues ever.

    Like I said i think the different ver. has to be the issue here.
    I have a case # with cosair and I will try to convince them
    to take all 4 sticks and get them to send me 2x 2gb sticks so I have no issues.
  16. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Well good news.

    Corsair has agreed to take these 4 sticks of ram
    and there advance shipping me 2x 2gb sticks.

    This way it wont stress the memory controller and I won't
    have issues with the revisions.

    thanks again for your help there route44.
  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Your welcome and when you finally install the new RAM please let us know of your results.
  18. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I know this is a really late but after several months of testing I have yet to
    encounter a bsod. Figured to post here so there were no loose ends for
    any body that had the same issue as me.

    -Arthur
  19. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Hey, thanks Arthur for the follow up. So we take it that the final answer was the Corsair, correct?
  20. arthurduplessis

    arthurduplessis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Indeed the issue was with Cosair's RAM.

    They stated that some of the REV. (IE:1.5 & 4.5) do not like each other with certain
    memory controllers on certain boards.

    I guess I just had a bad mix.
  21. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Yes, there was certainly this issue especially between Corsair and Asus motherboards at the time. Again, thanks for the update.
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