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Installed ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0, now have random crashes to Blue Screen. Any advice?

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July 1, 2013 12:03:27 PM

Hello folks,

I recently purchased and installed an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and a new CPU cooler (specs below). I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 (same hard drive it was on previously).

My computer will now randomly crash to a blue screen from windows.

There is no discernible pattern to the crashes. The computer will crash both when it is idling and when it is under a load. The computer will sometimes crash a few seconds after I log into the desktop and sometimes I can use it for about ten or fifteen minutes before it crashes.

None of the fans spin up prior to a crash (so I don't think its getting too hot).

I have installed the chipset drivers from the motherboard cd and the latest Radeon drivers from AMD's website.

I fiddled with the BIOS settings (meaning I turned off pretty much all the extra features on the board) after finding the instability but to no avail.

I have not as yet adjusted any of the CPU settings.


I am really at a loss folks, any ideas and/or pieces of advice are most welcome!



Previous build (this was stable):

AMD Phenom II X4 955 black edition, 3.2GHz
AMD stock CPU cooler
Biostar A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 motherboard
3x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Radeon HD 6870 1GB (Sapphire 100314-3L, in crossfire)
Radeon HD 6870 1GB (XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC, in crossfire)
OCZ Vertex SSD 120 GB (Windows 7 Home Edition Ultimate installed on this drive)
Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB (storage only)
Raidmax 850W power supply (RX-850AE, ATX 12V)


New build:

All the same except:
Arctic Freezer A30 Extreme CPU cooler
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX Motherboard

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a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 1, 2013 1:16:02 PM

1600 sticks are prob to much for the 955, might set to 1333, 9-9-9-25 initially, DRAM voltage to 1.5, CR to 2N or 2T...and raise CPU/NB voltage + 0.05 from current
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July 1, 2013 1:22:10 PM

Tradesman1 said:
1600 sticks are prob to much for the 855, might set to 1333, 9-9-9-25 initially, DRAM voltage to 1.5, CR to 2N or 2T...and raise CPU/NB voltage + 0.05 from current


Okie dokie, I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the input!
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a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 1, 2013 2:15:26 PM

No problem, let us know how it goes
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July 2, 2013 9:27:07 AM

Tradesman1 said:
No problem, let us know how it goes


Hey thanks Tradesman1! I adjusted the memory settings as you suggested and its workin' like a champ. Nary a blue screen in sight! I really appreciate the help.
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a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 2, 2013 12:47:23 PM

No problem, have fun ;) 
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