Originally Posted by anoob
Have you carefully checked your motherboard CPU pins? Those can be bent easily and not easily seen without bright light and a magnifying glass. Check to ensure there are no bent pins on your motherboard cpu mount. I know I have bent pins on my P8P67 Pro board even when being careful and it can happen accidentally even without you knowing. Usually after I clean up I install my CPU with my board upside down so my pins don't get bent. Also my P8P67 Pro board was super picky on memory, your memory is it 1.65v? I had some Mushkin Redline 1.65v in my board and they kept causing problems. When I put in some Crucial Micron 1333 1.35v all my crashing problems went away, try 1.35v memory and see if the problem goes away. Early P67 boards didn't like 1.65v memory for some reason. Another possibility is your PSU, check to make sure it is operating properly with a multimeter if you have one or one of those Antec Digital PC Power Tester. You can easily jumpstart your PSU by using the black to green trick and your systems fans should come on.
Here's the paperclip PSU jumpstart trick:
For your STOP 0x124 and STOP 0x9C errors do you have a mini-dump logs? Reading those can help you identify the problem if you can't isolate it by components.
Great info here. This is a brand new RMAd board, and the pins were perfect. I also made DOUBLE sure the processor went in the first go around (aka, I didn't slide the i5.) It fit snug, and my H100 cooler sits on it with a new bond of paste. Edit: I'm done fiddling tonight, but I'll ask my buddy to verify pins when I drop it off with him tomorrow.
Memory: I have the kingston khx1600c9d3k2/8gx which is rated at 1.65 right on the sticks themselves. I noticed I was having USB issues and other weird stability quirks every once in a while over the past two years. Never would I think it would be the voltage on the memory.
. But when I ran into issues was trying to FRESH install Windows 7 on the HDD. I would get machine check exceptions all over. So I called Intel and they said, "Whelp, send us the processor for a RMA." So I did that too.
PSU: I swapped out the motherboard way back before I RMAd the ASUS with a Gigabyte Z77 chipset motherboard and it POSTed just fine. Also booted my wife's computer just fine. It's a TX 750 Corsair, so I am fairly confident it shouldn't be rattling voltages on me. Then again, I don't have a multimeter. I am taking it down to a buddy tomorrow who has parts that he can test with. I'm leaving it with him for the day and he'll run through various parts...see what it is. I have a feeling it's the memory. My motherboard goes to start and then IMMEDIATELY flashes red LED on the MEM OK module. Even just switching the PSU over and not booting, I can run MEM OK and it'll flash red. Which to me indicates something with the modules themselves or the slots is bad.
I would hope ASUS checked the slots... Edited by TimTheEnchanter - 7/29/13 at 6:40pm