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BSODs During Windows 7 Install

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August 4, 2011 11:00:21 PM

Hi,
2 days ago I upgraded my computer to:
CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 450
MoBo: Asus M5A78L
RAM: 4GB-Kit Corsair DDR3 PC1600 C9 Classic

I kept my old PSU, Case and Hard Drive (just ordered a new PSU, I'm waiting for it to be delivered)

When I was installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, I got a BSOD (irql_not_less_or_equal), I tried again and I started getting "wdfldr.sys" and "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT" BSODs.
I googled them and it looks like a RAM problem, though it's a little weird, since I just bought a new RAM.
However it seems to boot ubuntu just fine.

Any ideas?

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August 5, 2011 10:34:07 AM

Just switched my RAM with a module of g.skill ripjaws (2gb), and it works fine. makes me think my memory is DOA...
August 5, 2011 12:58:55 PM

yah in my experience most install bluescreens are because of bad home made DVDs or ram. I always run the MS memtest cd after messing with the ram. Its wierd how ram and boards that should work well together just dont. Some times its just trial and error.
a b } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
August 5, 2011 1:07:33 PM

If you want to use the old new ram.

Make sure the correct values are loaded in the bios. I see CL9, make sure the voltage, timings and speed are set correctly. If its supposed to be 1600, CL9 1.65 and its using 1600, CL9 1.5 you could have an issue due to the low voltage.
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