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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by mresteve View Post
I didn't know if this was the right place to post this, but here goes.

BUILD SPECS:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD MOBO

AMD PhenomII Black Edition CPU

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC PSU

Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II SSD

WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM 1TB HDD

Antec900 Case
Win7 Home 64Bit

ISSUE

My computer worked fine for about 2months. It then began to bluescreen on me. My PCI network adapter failed on me.

Friend, who is an IT guy, swung by the house and did his thing in BIOS. Clean reboot, updated everything, clean drivers. Network adapter worked again. His idea: Because I had, at the time, a USB2.0 device in a USB3.0 slot, which in this ASUS model MOBO also shares with the same connect area for the PCI network adapter, that this could have caused both my computer to blue screen, and my adapter to fail.

He managed to fix the network adapter, permanently, but not the blue screen/freezing issue.

Just two days ago, I went onto Newegg.com and looked at the comment sections regarding the ram that I purchased, and the MOBO that I have. Two comments left stated that the MOBO instructions for RAM placement were incorrect for my specific MOBO, and that I should move them.

Now, up until then, they were positioned as follows:
|CPU|RAM|Empty|RAM|Empty|
After reading two comments suggestion that I move my ram to the two furthest slots from the CPU:
|CPU|Empty|Empty|RAM|RAM|

I have seen a significant improvement in my CPU. I do not get as many bluescreens of death as I did before.

I use to get them several times. At least 6-10 times per use. Now, I have only gotten 1 freeze, and two blue screens in the past 2 days.


I am at a loss guys. I am looking at my MOBO user manual and I don't even see my ram listed under their "qualified" ones. On top of that, I never initially tried the "MEMOK" button function which I suppose could of helped in this issue from the gecko.

Regardless, any help from you all would be awesome.

-Steve
I quoted this so you don't have to switch back to the first page to see my specs.

Regards, Steve
post #22 of 26
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And behold, it bumped the thread into a third page. LOL, I tried to help out and ended up right back where I was.
post #23 of 26
if you are blue screening now it is because your hdd is so corrupted from the bad ram, i do believe it is time for a format and reinstall...

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post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by h0thead132 View Post
if you are blue screening now it is because your hdd is so corrupted from the bad ram, i do believe it is time for a format and reinstall...

Ps, if you want to have your system in your sig like all of us click here
That is a good point. Even when I was bluescreening all the time, whenever I could I always scan checked my HDD and SSD to keep it fresh. I also defrag'd them whenever I could in lieu of the fact that my computer kept crashing.

*UPDATE*
So I ran my newer RAM bought from Fry's, and I received zero crashes from just one stick of RAM being inserted in the A1 of my ASUS mobo. Because of return policies, and time crunch, I returned the newer Ram. I am now beginning the process of running my originally purchased G.Skill ram in each slot, and giving them each a few days to run, and memtest in both the A1, and B1 slots; each by themselves, one at a time.


I have the feeling that it is my MOBO, the dongle switch for the RAM, and/or the ram slots themselves when inserting two Rams at the same time that are causing the bluescreens.

Seeing that with the new Ram I purchased my PC was still crashing, I figure it has to be the MOBO (fingers crossed that I finally found the problem). I will come to the diagnosis by the end of next week once I get done testing the slots.

Thank's again, and as always, I will keep you all posted.

Sincerely, Steve.
post #25 of 26
Well lets look who's the culprits.
Download this
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bluescreenview_setup.exe

Install it. Then options tick show drivers in stack. The files in red are the culprits. Post their names here
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
Well lets look who's the culprits.
Download this
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bluescreenview_setup.exe

Install it. Then options tick show drivers in stack. The files in red are the culprits. Post their names here
Thanks Spoony. I will let you know how this goes. So far no bluescreens with the A1 and first Ram in place for more than 24hours.


Regards, Steve
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