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December 28, 2010 8:16:28 PM

Hello,

Friend of mine has got a problem with configuration (recommended by myself), a lot of windows blue screens (one every 30-40min)
usually referring to:
BAD_POOL_HEADER
and
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

List of components:

(CPU+MOBO+MEMORY+COOLER)
**OVERCLOCKED** Motherboard Bundle (GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard + i7-930 CPU (O/C @ 3.6Ghz) + 6Gb DDR3 1600Mhz Memory + OCZ Gladiator CPU Cooler)

GRAPHIC CARD

MSI GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card (N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5/OC)

PSU
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular Active PFC Power supply

HARD DRIVE
SPINPOINT F4 320gb 7200RPM SATA

I need to mention that I have tried different memory configurations (changed them around in slots as recommended on mobo manual).
I have formatted hard drive and reinstalled windows with all latest drivers.
Restored default bios settings

System was taken to the store, they have tested it for 24hrs without fail...

anyone any ideas, I am pretty close to returning it back to the store


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December 28, 2010 8:24:57 PM

sorry
GRAPHIC CARD
MSI GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card (N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5/OC)
December 28, 2010 8:43:42 PM

is the ram running to spec? as in voltage, timings?
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December 28, 2010 8:49:38 PM

yes
December 28, 2010 8:52:29 PM

Possibly hardware error. Unfortunately the diagnosis is an elimination process. There are only 4 items that could be defective: CPU, mobo, memory, or HDD. My gut feeling says it is a bad mobo.

Memory is easy to diagnose: just run memtest. SMART errors on HDD can cause BSOD. So for HDD just use another one.
December 29, 2010 8:14:40 AM

Its your motherboard error

GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard

you over clocked but the Board is not trying to cooperate with RAM

December 29, 2010 1:53:58 PM

Try one RAM stick at a time, and run Memtest on it. One stick may be flaky.
Somewhat less likely, but still possible, you could also have a bad PSU, that is spiking your system or otherwise out of spec.
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