BSOD (0x0000007f) - Ram/Device

January 19, 2009 at 11:35:14
Specs: Windows XP, Dual Core
My friend has replaced his motherboard recently to a Asus Crosshair. He's using Black Dragon 1GBx3 DDR2 Ram and has been suffering Blue Screen's of Death round about the time of the new motherboard installation.

*He's reinstalled his OS (Complete Wipe).
*Checked his drivers.
*Checked Bios Settings.
*Moved/tested(Memtestx5) Ram Slots (Issue below).
And continues to get the same error.

However, he moved his ram recently in different slots in attempts to see if it'll stop the errors, instead the BSOD continued and now has two new devices on his Device Manager lacking drivers, with no clue to what they are.

Any ideas/clues how to solve either issue.

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January 19, 2009 at 12:10:06
Take a look here:

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 19, 2009 at 15:05:13
"*He's reinstalled his OS (Complete Wipe).
*Checked his drivers.
*Checked Bios Settings."

I don't know if that's the order he did things, but the 1st thing to do is manually configure the BIOS settings. BIOS defaults are never 100% correct...they're only there to get you going. Too many people simply accept the defaults & run their system that way, never realizing that they're taking a performance hit.

The next thing to do would be to run memtest86 to confirm the RAM is good. I question why he would run 3 x 1GB? Usually that will force the system to run the RAM in single channel mode. Tell him to remove one stick & make sure the other two are in correct DIMM's to enable dual channel, then run memtest86 again.

Read the manual.

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January 21, 2009 at 12:09:54
Cheers, I suspected it was RAM, turned out he had to move them around in the slots a bit more and remove one.

So far so good, raiding on warcraft for a damn good while and no crashes. :)

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