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New system is BSOD at random need help finding the cause.

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March 28, 2014 12:19:40 PM

Need info on what program to use to dump my specs/system to list it well.

Let me know and I will update regularly.

Simple info currently.

fx8320
2x internal hdd's
hyper 212
2x4gb 2400 ripjaws
good cooling /fans
m5a99fx pro r2.0
sapphire radeon hd 6570 (been acting funny but I reseated it and will post if problems persist.) currently working properly atm.

Win 7 ult ofc.

Current re-install after a BSOD rendered my files corrupt with no avail on system restore.

Current up to date MOBO drivers/Wlan/everything really.
March 28, 2014 12:26:47 PM

Run memtest for 6+ passes. The FX CPUs are only able to use up to 1866mhz RAM. Your 2400mhz RAM auto clocked down to 1600 more than likely. Sometimes when RAM changes speeds by a large margin, problem occur.
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March 28, 2014 12:28:27 PM

Has the processor been overclocked? If so, the motherboard may not be providing enough voltage to the cpu
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March 28, 2014 12:40:21 PM

tiny voices said:
Run memtest for 6+ passes. The FX CPUs are only able to use up to 1866mhz RAM. Your 2400mhz RAM auto clocked down to 1600 more than likely. Sometimes when RAM changes speeds by a large margin, problem occur.


A good idea but i have no drives just use USB for everything, any way to get memtest on usb? Should I set manually then to 1866mhz? then memtest. They are currently 1600


tiny voices said:
Has the processor been overclocked? If so, the motherboard may not be providing enough voltage to the cpu

No it has not, the guides I have read were too vague and missed on details so i reverted it back to default and never changed things at all, besides the fan errors I turned off all fan monitoring due to the bios trying to read non-pmw fans? (i think they are called) as pmw fans creating reading errors.

Antec HCG-850M High Current Gamer 850W + m5a99fx so i doubt its a power supplying issue.

EDIT: I will update later tonight, going to work now and won't get off for another 5 hours.
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March 28, 2014 12:41:39 PM

You can run memtest off a USB.

The RAM is probably running at 1600mhz now. Just leave it at what it is and memtest. Make sure to run for 5 or more passes. This will take several hours.
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March 29, 2014 7:40:36 PM

tiny voices said:
You can run memtest off a USB.

The RAM is probably running at 1600mhz now. Just leave it at what it is and memtest. Make sure to run for 5 or more passes. This will take several hours.



Ok, this is on my to-do list for now. I have serious regards to thinking this is a GPU related issue although it could be related to ASUS/FX8320 or even bios combo too. I doubt it's the ram but will test using memtest tonight.

My next question is considering the BSOD dump files and the directory they are dumped to.

What dump config would i need to do to find the problem.... listed below-->
*Small Memory Dump (Minidump)
*Kernel Dump
*Complete memory dump.

and once dumped where does the file go to ... they say something like %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP but I cannot figure where that is and need specific directions to upload the dumps somewhere. (Like this forum)

Also once dumped and found how to read those .dmp files?

I can read and figure everything out on my own I suppose and will... but if someone can help me speed up this process it would help me a great deal.



Everyone on this site has helped me build this computer and I am very thankful to all who participated.
I am sad to see random BSOD popping up with my system when I installed everything the exact right way and even used an ESD wrist strap when building..


I am kinda hoping this will lead to the GPU, but am not 100% it will...
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April 1, 2014 6:43:12 PM

tiny voices said:
Run memtest for 6+ passes. The FX CPUs are only able to use up to 1866mhz RAM. Your 2400mhz RAM auto clocked down to 1600 more than likely. Sometimes when RAM changes speeds by a large margin, problem occur.




The only thing I can say to you is .....


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

I would have never thought the RAM would be the issue with artifacts/BSOD, but sure enough one of my ripjaw 2400 4gb sticks was bad showing 130 errors during each test roughly. I have pulled it out since and contacted G. Skill for the RMA on the single stick. Things are now moving in the right direction.


I have also learned how to read each BSOD and diagnose problems thanks to this site.
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