Possable help with BSODs

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November 13, 2009 at 15:16:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 RC 1, 2.402 GHz / 6142 MB
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.

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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.

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November 13, 2009 at 16:43:37
That's interesting. Not (too) uncommon for a voltage issue to cause BSOD, but unusual that memtest didn't throw any problems.

On a side note, it may be worthwhile checking the voltages your power supply is putting out, either with a multimeter, or by using a piece of software like speedfan if supported by your motherboard.

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November 13, 2009 at 22:24:04
Dang I hadn't thought about that. I have speedfan but hadn't paid attention to the voltages. After looking they all seem normal or as advertised. It isn't a cheap psu and it's only a few weeks old. Just had one go out. Now that I notice with the old psu there was a good deal of fluctuation there seems to be hardly any with this one. Don't know if that means anything? The old one would jump up and down by 3 to 4 tenths every second it seemed. This one has changed maybe 3/100 in the five or so minutes I was watching. I am wondering if my bios may be corrupted or just reading wrong now. Like I said I set the ram voltage to 1.9v in the bios and speedfan reports it at 1.8v. Maybe I am reading it wrong and speedfan is just telling me what the setting should be?


Likely

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.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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