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BSOD after new case!?!

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August 10, 2010 3:46:21 PM

I have installed windows fresh, but it still gets random bsods (stop codes change every time). I am wondering what the possible causes are? I have ran memtest.

Coolermaster Stormsniper Case (was antect sonata elite)
500W antec Earthwatts
1 1TB Samsung HDD
Sappire Radeon 4870
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (I think)
4 gigs of GSKILL ram

nothing is overclocked.
we concluded it was faulty hardware, but what? Is that an accurate diagnosis?

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August 10, 2010 3:54:52 PM

bump, anything helps :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 4:18:54 PM

Installed standoffs ok? might be shorting out somewehere
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August 10, 2010 4:42:34 PM

***. thats true, is there anything else?
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 4:46:31 PM

Other than running through painful faultfindings,
I'd try booting one stick of ram at a time, can't always rely on memtest I'm afraid
possibly a new install of (Pain in the Harris I know) Windows
Your cpu fan hooked up ok and spinning well?
August 10, 2010 4:50:08 PM

we have a brand new install of windows, and wow is giving critical errors.
CPU fan is fine I think.
August 10, 2010 4:52:18 PM

Apart from the new case you have mentioned, is there anything else that you replaced recently?
August 10, 2010 4:53:40 PM

New mouse. Thats it though, Case and Mouse.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 4:55:13 PM

Aah, WoW, the pain in the Harris,
I had similar with the Gf's new build, (She Did have one bad stick of Ram) But I also had to do a full re-install of WoW and patches for her as well,
As DRakoes asked, any other new additions at all?
August 10, 2010 4:59:39 PM

Read above, Fresh windows install, Fresh wow install, been on there for about a day.
August 10, 2010 5:01:26 PM

Also, could changing the case cause problems with the RAM? Because it worked fine in the sonata elite.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 5:03:11 PM

You may have inadvertantly damaged the ram knocking it or possibly static blasted it,
^^ Kudos for the pain of WoW install tho man, i feel your pain :p 
August 10, 2010 5:04:49 PM

True.. thanks. Will try that, moto, and report back if I get BSODS with both sticks and the sticks on my friends computer.

did you also get random stop codes? we have gotten a bunch of different ones.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 5:10:32 PM

Thousands of the damn things, But googling kernel error xx45633, this that and the other, just pointed out it being a memory issue luckily hers is a mirror build to my rig, so I swapped parts out to test on my Rig,
psu, gfx card ( Tried 4 different cards)
hard drives,cables
memtest showed all good,
was going out my mind, then thought I'd test it with my ram, but before I did that, I tried the onestick boot and first stick just endlessly post/fail/post/fail tried the other stick, played WoW, surfed net no problems, Rma'd the bad stick and The Gf's pc is shiny now :) 
just finding the problem was a pain hehe
August 10, 2010 5:26:51 PM

damn, sounds ******* annoying.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 5:35:09 PM

It was until I found the problem lol, not least because it was a birthday gift, and her big day was fast approaching,
with a less than pleased Gf in the way, the pressures on to find the problem lol
August 11, 2010 12:56:27 PM

It seems that was the problem, thanks a lot moto!

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2010 5:59:43 PM

Awesome, Glad you got sorted man,
August 12, 2010 8:17:20 PM

Best answer selected by makua.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 13, 2010 6:12:10 AM

and Thank you for B.a.