Random BSOD's on a new build. Also question about cpu voltage Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: February 5, 2008 8:20 PM in Systems Share xringx February 5, 2008 7:59:13 AM Specs are: GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video SeaSonic SS-500ES ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 500W Power Supply - OEM AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZWOF - Retail mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler This is a friends build and he is very frustrated. Speedfan and CPUZ report the cpu voltage as higher than bios. So he has made the voltage in bios lower to 1.35 and it shows up in both as 1.4 or very close to. Any suggestions here? He has rebuilt it 3x's with fresh a install of Vista Ultimate and a day or 2 later he will get BSOD's that happen fairly consistently once they start. I know his temps are fine unless Speedfan is all messed up. On the 2nd build, he did a stress test using OCCT and it passed the 30min test with OK heat results, but then next day, BSODS. We have manually put in the memory timings. More about : random bsod build question cpu voltage | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove beurling February 5, 2008 7:44:42 PM BSOD's are usually associated with poor memory timings/voltages etc. I've also never heard of voltages being registered as HIGHER in CPUZ, usually it's lower due to Vdroop. You should leave the CPU at stock voltage and AUTO voltage and test your memory using memtest to see if there is a faulty stick. | Report abuse ragemonkey February 5, 2008 8:17:25 PM The x2 6400 needs to run around 1.4. My 6400 Black Edition showed 1.42v at stock settings.. As for the BSOD, there are a variety of reasons why. Its best to post some of the details of the error message. | Report abuse xringx February 5, 2008 8:20:32 PM Well, he has short circuited me a bit. My friend has decided to pay the restock fee and has new memory being overnighted...... I am still very curious as to why cpuz and speedfan all report higher than the actual voltage.... Good info on the 1.4 voltage, i will tell him that. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Random BSOD's on a new build. Also question about cpu voltage> Related ressources: ForumNew ASRock X79 Extreme9 build has random lockups/reboots no BSOD . ForumNew PC Random BSOD ForumRandom Restart/ BSOD /Lockups when gaming ForumRandom Restarts No Bsod ? Win XP ForumCPU Temperature Spikes and random BSOD ForumBSOD Crashes *Updatedwith new build please comment* ForumRandom Crashes/ BSoD ForumPC keeps freezing at random . No BSOD , just hard locks up. ForumAsus Motherboard CPU Voltage and VDROOP question and game crashes.. ForumWindows 7 64 bit freezes randomly - NO BSOD ForumBSOD on new htpc build . ForumRandom BSOD code 124 ForumBSOD ... at random times does NOT happen under load. ForumNo voltage adjustment in bios and bsod ForumPCI compatibility question ForumUpgrade Question, AMD or Intel. ForumNew build processor question ForumNew build with some old parts, MB suggestions please! ForumMy first pc build ForumFinal Build...Please Review... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !