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February 4, 2010 7:55:47 PM

My computer is about 7 months old. It has started crashing about 30 seconds after start up and giving me the BSOD. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and the error code is STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050033, 0x00000000000006F8, 0xFFFFF80002CDF591). I figured that it was corrupted RAM, but i RMA'd the ram and that did not solve my problem. The computer is not overclocked and there have been no hardware changes since the initial build in June/July.

System Specs:
Asus P6T Deluxe v2
Core i7 920
Corsair Dominator DDR3 6gb
Antec CP-850 psu
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
EVGA GTX 275

All help is greatly appreciated.

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2010 7:59:09 PM

What exact RAM kit do you have? All these match your description.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Did you manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to their rated specs in the BIOS? Have you tested your new RAM overnight to test for RAM errors? Just because it's new doesn't mean it's not faulty.
February 4, 2010 8:01:53 PM

when did the problems start to occure did you change something like intall a new program or install new hardware
those kind of thinks normaly set thinks in motion, do a mem test...
normaly it would be a change the user makes
(user error insert new user) LOL XD
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February 4, 2010 8:04:27 PM

I originally had OCZ Gold 6gb triple channel set and RMA'd that and then still had the problem so i bought Corsair Dominator TR3x6G1600C8D. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, i have manually set the RAM timings and voltage. What is the best boot up RAM testing program to use?
February 4, 2010 9:28:18 PM

Okay, so all the timings are set correctly and memtest has been through 2 passes without a error. Does anyone have any other ideas on what the problems could be?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2010 9:32:16 PM

I would let Memtest86+ run overnight before you rule out the RAM as the error. I've seen RAM that was causing system instability successfully pass 5 - 6 times and then start getting errors.
February 5, 2010 2:10:42 AM

Although I'm not question shortstuff on this one... I will say that 9 times out of 10 that I've had a memory error, it has shown itself immediately during the first Memtest86+ pass. But in this case better safe than sorry.

Because so many different things could be wrong with Windows, I'd download a bootable Linux CD (Ubuntu for example) and just boot from that. No reason to install it... just boot from the CD/DVD and move around inside the OS to see if things appear stable. If that is crashing on you left and right, well you've almost certainly got a hardware problem.

I assume you've attempted to go into Safe Mode already.

If you're unable to run Memtest86+ (it's easy, just make a bootable CD and boot from it) ... at the very least you could remove all but a single memory module to see if that clears up your problems.

The fact that you're getting the BSOD 30 seconds AFTER Windows loads implies that maybe something loading on startup is the source of your problems. If you can make it into safe mode, disable everything you can that's loading on startup.

Hope something I've said has been useful.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 5, 2010 4:25:14 AM

What are your idle/load CPU temps? Have you recently installed any new software or hardware drivers?
February 5, 2010 2:39:57 PM

I let memtest86+ run 9 passes and received 0 errors. Ill pay attention to my idle/load temps an get back to you. Everything is in an Antec twelve hundred with all fans on high and a zalman cpu cooler, so i don't think overheating is a problem. No, I have not installed any new hardware or drivers recently.
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