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Blue screen of death after BIOS

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So I just built my first PC (with a lot of help from people who had done it before), and it turns on and everything. Hooray!

However, I was trying to install Windows earlier, and every time after it says "Loading Windows", it would give me the blue error screen and say there was a "fatal memory error" or something like that. I figured the problem was probably with the way my RAM was set up (it's dual-channel I think), so I tried switching the slots the sticks were in, but no combination would work.

Has anybody else experienced this problem with a system similar to mine? I don't think it's a problem with the way my hardware is set up, it has to have something to do with BIOS I think.

Thanks for the help,
- Pete
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post #2 of 7
It sounds like you have at least one stick of bad RAM. Try using one stick at a time and see if you still get the error.
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post #3 of 7
Are you at default or OCed?
TY has good advice there! Have you tested them with memtest86?
    
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post #4 of 7
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I'm at default right now, not going to try OCing for a while.

I'll try checking the memory today and tell you guys how it goes. Thanks for the quick responses.

- Pete
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post #5 of 7
Ya definitely run memtest after a new build, just to make sure your ram is stable to start with. I usually recommend 8 - 10 passes. After you get this resolved and get windows running, run prime95 overnight to ensure the rest of the rig is stable.
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post #6 of 7
yes try changing the combo, it sems like i have the same memory and mobo you have, and i havent had any problems with them yet.
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post #7 of 7
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I just tried the memory and it's not an issue with that. I noticed that although the computer was recognizing my hard drive, it didn't think it had any space on it... My friend set it up as a single RAID or something, and SATA master, but now it doesn't even go to BIOS when you try to do after booting. Regardless of what you press, it goes to a black screen and says, "NVIDIA RAID BIOS 4.84" and it says "detecting array..." It just sits there and doesn't do anything... I don't know what to do! Any help would be nice.

Thanks,
- Pete
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