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Blue screen of death on NEW BUILD... memory?

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September 4, 2010 12:22:30 AM

Hello,

I made a new/first build and having a little issue. My computer works fine and dandy when I have 4gb of RAM in the (2x2gb 1333) but if I put in any more I get a BSOD either at boot or within a few mins of getting into WINDOWS. Now I was thinking my memory could be bad so I did MEMTEST86 test and all 4 2gb cards seems to be fine (ran em all for 3-7 hours with 0 errors). If I put ANY 2 of the cards it works fine but anymore is bad. I have also moved em to different RAM slots and as long as 2 or less cards are in em it works fine. Any ideas? All i can think of is that my MOBO is freaking out when more then 4gb is in (even though max it supports is 16gb). My system info is as follows. Thanks in advance!

Windows 7 Professional
64bit RC
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
A-DATA 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
2x Power Color ATI 5770 1gb video card (CROSS FIRE)
COOLMAX CL-700B 700W ATX 12V v2.2 Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply
September 4, 2010 12:46:16 AM

What is your DRAM Voltage set at?

Your memory is rated at 1.5V +/- .75V, so you might want to make slight adjustments on your DRAM frequency to see if a slight increase will get your system stable.
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September 4, 2010 7:31:13 AM

Well it was auto. I put it to 1.53. When it blue screened and i went to BIOS... it was set back to auto... don't know if that's normal.
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September 4, 2010 7:42:22 AM

I just put it to 1.545 and I put timing to 9-9-9-24 (Someone on newegg did those timings and his is stable) so Im hoping for the best!
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September 4, 2010 7:46:02 AM

if you got 4 sticks you might want to up the voltage a bit if none of the memory tweaks work its your psu
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September 4, 2010 7:51:50 AM

I'm hoping in not my psu... its 700 Watts so i was thinking it would be ok...
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September 4, 2010 7:56:20 AM

not all power supplies are made equal some companies will skimp a bit here and there others will skimp totally and build a 500 watt power supply and stick a 1000 watt label on it then you get you good brands who'll give you what you pay for
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September 4, 2010 8:03:00 AM

Ya... is there any u recommend for 70 or less. I was told corsair is good... what about rocketfish?
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September 4, 2010 8:25:45 AM

I was looking at this: bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+900-Watt+ATX+CPU+Power+Supply/9362049.p?id=1218091959258&skuId=9362049&st=rocketfish%20900w&cp=1&lp=1

I seen it on eBay for 70. I read a review and it said good things. What u guys think.
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September 4, 2010 8:47:04 AM

its mediocre, its a huntkey 900
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September 4, 2010 9:13:16 AM

Ya thats the one I read...
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September 5, 2010 11:04:01 AM

All issues seem to point to a bad driver/issue with a game controller, like a PS3 or XBOX controller. Are you using one of these controllers?

If so, 1) try updating drivers, 2) don't disconnect while the PC is running and 3) if continues to happen, try uninstalling the controller to see what happens.
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September 5, 2010 4:14:17 PM

Well I downloaded a program called BLUE SCREEN VIEW and this is what it states:

090510-25318-01.dmp
9/5/2010 12:14:03 AM SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
0x1000007e ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`045d5a03 fffff880`031c4518 fffff880`031c3d80
ataport.SYS
ataport.SYS+bb56 x64 C:\Windows\Minidump\090510-25318-01.dmp 4 15 7600


It was saying that the error was caused by ataport.SYS///
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