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July 8, 2008 6:29:20 AM

I'm pretty sure it's my RAM that is causing this occasional BSOD. Or at least something to do with it. I did a quick search to try and find a place to look up the BSOD error codes to determine the reason for it, but i came up empty.

Anyways if someone could point me in the right direction that'd be great. Or if you wish to have a hand at diagnosing it, anything would be helpful.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800C555030
BCP3: 00000000B6000400
BCP4: 0000000004400820
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini070108-01.dmp
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-52338-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER25F6.tmp.version.txt

I'm running 8gb of ram 4x2gb. XFX 680i Mobo.

I ran memtest without errors with slightly relaxed timings of 5-5-5-15 instead of the rated 5-4-4-15. I'm running the relaxed timings because the it crashed during a prime blend test at the rated timings, and the relaxed timings seemed to have fixed it. It's also currently running synced with my FSB. Processor is running at 3.3ghz 9x multi.

If you need any more info just let me know.

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July 8, 2008 8:33:17 AM

I think I've read that the 680i has a terrible reputation with faults while overclocking, so it probably has something to do with that.

If you took everything down to stock (or looser, as with the memory timings) and still got the BSoD, there would be something wrong. As it stands, it's likely to have something to do with the chipset and/or the overclock.
July 8, 2008 9:08:57 AM

Yes i'm very familiar with the fact that the 680i is a bad overclocker, mainly due to the chipset getting too hot running high FSB. But as it stands my chipset temp is quite cool, usually stays very close to room temperature.

I have heard of some motherboards having issues with having all DIMM slots occupied. Has anyone heard of this happening with the 680i boards?

I certainly hope it's not a inherent chipset problem, and that there's nothing i can do about it aside from getting a non-nvidia motherboard. Being my first personally built computer i have to say so far i'm not impressed with nvidia's chipsets. My dad has a Dell XPS 600 that has a similar BSoD issue, although his is much more frequent, also an invidia chipset. Oh well lesson learned.

Anyways until i/we have determined and if/how it can me remedied this topic will be open. Thanks
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July 8, 2008 9:28:56 AM

I think the 790i chipset is slightly improved, though Intel chipsets are rumored to be the most stable chipsets around. Please, someone else correct me if I'm wrong.

I think that overclocking and populating all four dimms can cause issues for many chipsets, not only Nvidia chipsets. Again, I'm not 100% sure.

How often do you experience these BSoDs? Is it liveable, or too frequent to be bearable?
July 8, 2008 9:41:24 AM

My now ex-680i didn't like 4 RAM chips either.
July 8, 2008 10:04:07 AM

The BSoDs aren't frequent enough to cause me too much grief, i can live with it. I have kept telling myself i should look into fixing it though. And if it is fixable i wouldn't miss it :) 

What i might do is remove 2 of the four RAM modules and see what happens.
July 9, 2008 8:31:36 AM

Ok now the BSoDs are becoming more then annoying. While i was playing a Hacked Steamless version of Half-Life 2, i admit it's pirated because being it is it may be unstable and part of the problem. Anyways i got 2 BSoDs within approx. 20min of each other.

The first being,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800C799030
BCP3: 00000000B6000400
BCP4: 0000000004400820
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini070908-01.dmp
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-56503-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER3504.tmp.version.txt


And the second being,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800D162C6E
BCP3: 00000000B6000400
BCP4: 0000000004400820
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini070908-02.dmp
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-48937-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Werak\AppData\Local\Temp\WER5502.tmp.version.txt

Perhaps my once thought Rock Solid OC isn't so stable anymore. I have yet to removed 2 of the RAM modules to see if it makes a difference. It's on my to do list :) 
July 9, 2008 8:47:35 AM

And i just had a 3rd BSoD while doing a Prime 95 Blend Test for about 10min, something is hinky ><
July 10, 2008 1:38:51 AM

Sounds like an unstable OC... you may have to go back and re-work it. Things degrade/change over time, so an OC won't necessarily be stable forever!
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