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I installed Vista 64-bit with 2 gigs of RAM. My system was entirely stable before I installed my Western Digital drive, but with this new drive, I would get random Blue Screens of Death, usally while I was starting up Windows. First BSOD's I have seen on my computer for months. It was annoying, but not enough to really complain.

I decided I should put back my other 2 gigs of RAM that I took out for the Windows installation.
After I installed the other 2 gigs, for a total of 4, I manually set the speed, voltage, and timings in the BIOS of my Asus Striker II Formula. Speed: 800 MHz. Timings: 5-5-5-15. Voltage: 2.1 V. However, when I try too boot up, I get a BSOD in the middle of loading Windows. It happens consitently, and I have tried at least 10 times. I never had any stability problems before I changed to this drive.

I also tried booting up on my old hard drive with each stick of RAM seperately to see if the RAM was the prolem. Each stick booted up succesfully. What is the problem?? Please help!
Edited by noob eater4726 - 7/7/08 at 6:36pm
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Anyone?
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Have you run a DLG diagnostic on the WD?
    
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No, I will do that when I get home.

I should include that this is my second one of the this HD. The first one I prematurely RMA'd.
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4 gig of ram will cause bsod's unless you install an ms hotfix or ideally SP1.
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Yea, I would be blaming your memory rather than the drive. Run an overnight memtest+ 2.01 scan and see if you find any errors.
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4 gig of ram will cause bsod's unless you install an ms hotfix or ideally SP1.
Ok, I will take out the 2 gigs and install SP1. Thanks alot.
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