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Well I have had my sig rig for about 2 months and I have been plagued by BSODs. I have done about everything that I can think of, a new install of windows, updating drivers, ran Chkdsk, memtest as well as the windows memory diagnostic with no errors.

When I check with bluescreen view, it says that it is ntoskrnl.exe that is causing the BSOD, which is a windows file. Most of what I read tells me that it is usually casued by bad hardware, namely RAM or HDD. Now I'm not sure if my RAM is bad since I let it run memtest overnight. Maybe bumping the voltage a bit would help? At this point I'm willing to try whatever I can to not replace hardware. But if I have to I would like to make certain that what I replace will fix my problem.

If there is any information you guys need, just let me know.

I'm kind of at a loss right now, so if there is anything you guys can suggest I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

-Ed
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post #2 of 5
hmmmmm bumping the voltage sounds like a plan, you could also try re-seating the ram.
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How much should I bump up the voltage? Also, I have tried re-seating the RAM. I also can't try the other slots since my CPU cooler is blocking the farthest one on the left. If nothing else works I could try that maybe?
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based on my experiences i would be looking at RAM first. Is there anywhere you can borrow some ram for a 1 week test.

Just swap it out and see what happens - dont go changing the system if its stock, u shouldnt need to and you will never find the problem if you start changing things that its not likely to be.

how many ram dimms do you have? if more than one go for one at a time (isolation test) and see hwat happens.

Good Luck
post #5 of 5
Ram is probably the easiest thing to check. Boot with one stick at a time. Also try running the ram at say 1.7 volts. Also try bumping the CPU-NB voltage up to say 1.2 to 1.25 volts. All of those things can help with ram stability. However, it could also be an issue with the motherboard. On my son's computer we replaced almost everything until the motherboard finally crapped out completely and we realized that it was the issue all along. Not saying that is the case here but it is a possibility.

Are you generally doing one particular thing when the BSOD happens or is it completely random? Also how are the temps?
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