|About 2 weeks ago I posted this:|
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... in the win 7 forum.
Basically I had been getting random bsods. Not all minidumps pointed to the same cause. Many suggested memory problems. I ran memtest until I was blue in the face with no errors. It was suggested my vid card drivers needed updating, that had been long done. It was suggested that it was an nvidia driver problem, I don't have nvidia drivers. I ran the heck out of driver verifier to no avail. All drivers have gone through including all MS drivers. Still I had been getting the randon blue screens with no real explanation.
Recently I saw on another forum a post with the same troubles from someone using almost exactly the same equipment as I. He reported he solved the issue by setting the memory voltage to the proper settings so I checked mine. The ram I have says the voltage should be set at 1.8v so into the bios I went. The setting was on auto since I bought this MB 2 years ago. I changed it to 1.8v and got the bsod on boot. Rebooted got into windows and as soon as I opened IE got bsod again. This went on and on either bsod on boot or as soon as I attempted to open any application. Back into bios and set voltage to 1.9v. Been good now for 4 hours. 1.8v btw was as low as my MB would alow me to set the voltage.
I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.