BSOD after hardware upgrade and operating system reload

April 13, 2013 at 14:59:03
Specs: windows 7 enterprise 64bit, core i5/8gig ram
I upgraded my system from a 1.8GHz,3gig ram to I5 with 8gig ram, reloaded windows 7 and the damn thing's physical memory goes 80%+ and sometimes BSOD, any help to solve the problem?

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#1
April 13, 2013 at 15:21:22
When you say to reloaded Windows 7, does that mean you re-booted Windows or re-installed Windows.

If you reinstalled Windows 7 it was completely unnecessary for a RAM upgrade, Windows would have picked up the extra RAM without any intervention from you.

The first thing to do is check them memory is properly seated and is compatible with you motherboard. Then run a memory check.

http://www.memtest86.com/

Stuart


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#2
April 13, 2013 at 21:32:54
We used the motherboard at work and I took all the hardware just like that and just removed my MB and put the "new" one in, at work everything was working perfectly, in the BIOS it picks up the 4slots of ram, and all the other essentials...maybe ittime for me to upgrade to windows 8 insted

Oh and yes, I completely reinstalled windows7 on a new HDD


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#3
April 13, 2013 at 23:59:42
So it wasn't just a RAM upgrade, it was a motherboard Swap as well.

Upgrading to Windows 8 wont make any difference at all.

The fact that the BIOS picks up the memory doesn't mean that the memory is in perfect working order. Run the memory checkers to see,

I would also start looking at the power supply. What were the specs of the original motherboard and the specs of this one. It may be the power supply is not up to the job.

Stuart


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