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post #1 of 11
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Hey all,
I have a G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120gb SSD and I have been seeing about 2 BSOD a day for about 2 weeks now. It was about 1 BSOD every few days to a week but now it is starting to pick up and I'm wondering If I should contact G.Skill for a replacement, unless of course someone has a good solution to the problem. Also something strange to consider, I have yet to actually witness one of the blue screens, I always just come back to a rebooted computer saying how windows has recovered from an error. Not once has it blue screened during countless hours of WoW and Steam games. (strange huh?) Before anyone asks I have made every single change possible that you are supposed to do with an SSD with windows 7 Pro(64 bit btw) turn on AHCI, turn off defrag, enable this, disable that, yadda yadda. I also have the most recent sandforce drivers for the ssd which is 3.2. This exact system minus the ssd ran solid as a rock for 6 months so I am pretty certain that the ssd is causing the issue. Thanks in advance for the help, hope someone can shed some light.

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First, download BSOD viewer:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Download


When did you last update the SSD drivers/firmware?

When did the problem happen in relation to when you installed it first?
post #3 of 11
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Upgraded the firmware to 3.2 a couple days ago. It came with 3.1. When I first installed it around Christmas time it was fine. Then I got a blue screen once a week or so and the frequency has been building up.
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Ok downloaded the bsod viewer and every single BSOD was caused by atikmdag.sys I'm assuming that has something to do with the ATI drivers??
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post #5 of 11
When was the last time you installed windows?

Is your CPU OC'ed?

Also might as well check to make sure you're ati drivers are up to date, though I doubt that's the problem.

Edit: Been reading some threads, sounds like it's a problem with the ATI drivers. Problem is that it's a variety of problems, not any one specific thing.
Edited by Aden Florian - 1/22/11 at 6:34pm
post #6 of 11
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I installed windows 7 pro 64 bit shortly after christmas. It was a clean install. My cpu was overclocked but I set it back to default to rule out that being an issue. Yea, when I googled atikmdag.sys it seems like nobody has pin pointed a specific problem or solution. I am going to try some simple stuff first like rolling back to older ati drivers. To be honest I'm half relieved that the ssd is not the issue here.
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post #7 of 11
That's good that you ran stock clocks when you did the windows install, I made that mistake once and was baffled for a week, still kind of weird to me how an OC can mess up a windows install.

So there's nothing you can think you did when this problem started happening?
post #8 of 11
If you're not already running it, I would install CCC 10.12
post #9 of 11
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I was at 10.12 I just rolled back to 10.11. I also installed the ati driver on my hdd instead of the ssd. Not sure if that will help but I'm just trying to eliminate possible issues.
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rep for whoever figures this out.
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