New Computer, BSODs, Long beeps. Need help.

By nrwest
Dec 30, 2007
  1. Hey. I just recently build a new computer and I am having some problems with it. I've searched around the forum and found that many of you can identify a problem by reading minidump files, so I have attached a few. Any help is appreciated, especially if anyone can read these dmp files which I can't figure out how to read.

    So first my specs:
    (nothing is overclocked yet)

    Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
    Processor: Intel Q6600 Quadcore
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2gb ddr2 800
    Hard Drive: Seagate 500gb 32mb cache
    Optical drive: Asus 20x DVD +/- R
    Graphics: eVGA 8800GT 512mb
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

    I have been having a few problems with this computer. One of them being a long beep after I hit the power button. I read that this is a sign of bad RAM, so I downloaded memtest86 and memtest86+.
    I have been getting lots of BSODs lately. Mainly when I am playing COD4, but also at random times when I'm on firefox.




    I have also got a CMOS Checksum error when booting up.

    What I have done:

    I have ran tests in memtest86, memtest86+, and Windows Memory Diagnostic
    I have reseated EVERYTHING
    I have tried memory voltages ranging from 1.8-2.2v
    I have tried both sticks alone in all sockets
    I have tried the timings at 5-5-5-18 (what they came at)
    I have tried setting the timings to 4-4-4-12 (what it says on newegg)
    I have reinstalled windows several times
    I have made sure to get the proper graphics drivers from
    I have stress tested with Prime95
    I have ran SuperPi multiple times
    I have cleared CMOS
    I have ran chkdsk

    Results of tests:

    This is what is really confusing me.
    Memtest86 IMMEDIATELY reports the following on both sticks (1 stick at a time)

    Error Confidence Value:
    Lowest Error Address: 00000000000 - 0.0mb
    Highest Error Address: 000ffffffff - 4095.9mb
    Bits in Error Mask: 0001fffc
    Bits in Error - total 15 min: 0 max: 14 avg: 8 7
    Max contiguous Errors: 2
    ECC correctable errors:
    Errors per Memory Slot: 84208028
    1: 0

    Test Errors
    0 56
    1 24
    2 40
    3 56
    4 72
    5 88
    6 104
    7 120
    8 136
    9 152
    10 168

    I thought it might just be memtest86 screwing up so I downloaded memtest86+

    memtest86+ will go on for hours and make more than 10 passes without error.
    However, one night I left it on, and when I woke up it reported 2048 errors.

    Windows Memory Diagnostic never reports any errors.

    So, I am totally confused about my memory, one tester reports lots of errors immediately, one sometimes reports errors, and one never reports errors.

    I ran prime95 once overnight, and when I woke up it reported 1 error. I would have attached the stress.txt file but I can't find it anywhere, so I guess I will never know what that 1 error was.

    SuperPi runs fine. I will run it again and post the times if needed.


    Temperatures seem to be fine according to speedfan.

    Cpu is around 35c idle and about 45 under load.

    Gpu is about 50 idle (53 right now) and high 60's under load.

    Hope someone can help.

    Oh one thing I should add, whenever I try to update vista, I get the error code: 8024D00E I've googled this code and cannot find an answer, but find many other people with the same problem. What's weird though is sometimes I will restart and before I get to the log in screen, I see a configuring updates page for about 10 minutes. So, maybe I am getting the updates?
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I scanned over your post. What I see here is the need for you to exchange your ram for something more compatible. And your ram seems to be faulty.
  3. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

    I agree with pdyckman on your rams.
    How is your system and cpu cooling? Mine cpu is 30c+ idle and 45c+ loaded.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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