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September 23, 2012 12:27:16 PM

Hi guys, I built this PC last year and it was BSOD'ing and Freezing at some point, every time I turned it on. Anyway I moved home and didn't have time to sort it out at the time. I do now and could really do with some help. Here is the setup I have installed

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 onboard DVI VGA HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Memory (2x2gb)
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
PowerColor HD 5870 PCS 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Graphics Card
Hi-Power Black 800W 14cm Blue LED Fan PSU - 20+4pin 4x SATA 4x PCI-E
Black Mid Tower Gaming Case With 12cm Tri-Colour Front Fan
LG GH22LS50 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2012 12:59:49 PM

BSOD and freezing are a sure sign of memory problems. Download and run for at least three passes memtest86 to test the memory. Memory over 1333Mhz often has to have the timings set manually in the BIOS for reliable operation.
September 23, 2012 1:05:39 PM

pjmelect said:
BSOD and freezing are a sure sign of memory problems. Download and run for at least three passes memtest86 to test the memory. Memory over 1333Mhz often has to have the timings set manually in the BIOS for reliable operation.


Thank you for the quick reply.
Do you happen to know how and what the timings should be as I don't think it will run long enough to test. I plugged it in earlier and barely got passed logging in before it froze. Does the setup look Ok other than what you mention? Any of the parts have compatibility issues that you are aware of?
Thank you
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September 23, 2012 1:35:23 PM

pjmelect said:
The memory timings and voltages are often printed on the label of the memory if not then look here http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1600C9D3P1K2_4G.p...

Your parts look fine and I am unaware of any compatibility issues.



Thank you.
I just downloaded Memtest86+ and I am about to run it. I will get back to you with the results
once again thanks for your help
September 23, 2012 2:28:12 PM

Ok so I've been running the test for 31 minutes and already there is like 71000 errors! Does this mean it's the ram?
September 23, 2012 3:03:49 PM

Ok so I've been running the test for 31 minutes and already there is like 71000 errors! Does this mean it's the ram?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2012 3:39:03 PM

pull all the ram. put 1 stick in. run test. pull stick, put next stick in. run test, etc.......... swap ram slots do it again.

you said something about moving.... take computer with you. movement may have loosened something. pull and reseat all hardware.......... check all wire connections.......
September 23, 2012 3:46:36 PM

Sorry about the double post, it was from my iPhone I must of tapped it twice!
Anyway, I changed the ram to different slots on the mobo and so far there are no errors! Would there be errors if it was where it was seated or is it the ram, because the first time there was 71000 odd errors in the first couple'a minutes! I just don't want to buy new ram if it's a new mobo I should be buying as times are hard these days, what with the kids n all!
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2012 3:51:13 PM

not being seated properly would cause errors......... even saw some throw sparks and smoke one day.

you can try moving them back to the original slots. if the errors reoccur you have bad ram slots/bad board.
September 23, 2012 4:51:03 PM

swifty_morgan said:
not being seated properly would cause errors......... even saw some throw sparks and smoke one day.

you can try moving them back to the original slots. if the errors reoccur you have bad ram slots/bad board.


Thanks for your help, I'm going to run the Memtest for the night and I'll let you know how it goes! there was a lot of error's in the first 2/3 minutes before moving ram slots, then none, so I'll let it run on the other slots and see how I get on.
I really appreciate you guy's help.

a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2012 11:57:45 PM

If you read the motherboard manual often you are supposed to fit the memory in certain slots, have you?
September 24, 2012 2:02:29 PM

pjmelect said:
If you read the motherboard manual often you are supposed to fit the memory in certain slots, have you?

Yes I read the manual of the mobo when I got it, it said 1+2 and 3+4 but any works. I've tried all combinations now but still it happens. I have an error log here...

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.


On Sat 22/09/2012 18:04:11 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xC4 (0x62, 0xFFFFFA8004A445F8, 0xFFFFFA800527B780, 0x18)
Error: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\092212-23259-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Mon 06/02/2012 13:03:08 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x4E (0x99, 0xC610B, 0x5, 0x0)
Error: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\020612-62728-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Sun 24/07/2011 16:37:21 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xC2 (0x7, 0x109B, 0xC3395D0, 0xFFFFF8A00C339570)
Error: BAD_POOL_CALLER
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\072411-31153-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Fri 06/05/2011 19:20:11 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x19 (0x3, 0xFFFFF8A00B6A2BD0, 0xFFFFF8A00B6A2BD0, 0xFFFFF8A00B6A23D0)
Error: BAD_POOL_HEADER
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\050611-35833-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Sat 30/04/2011 18:53:54 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: hardware
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF9600023F6F4, 0xFFFFF880087F6DC0, 0x0)
Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\043011-25552-01.dmp



On Sat 30/04/2011 16:57:31 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x101 (0x61, 0x0, 0xFFFFF880009EA180, 0x1)
Error: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\043011-31527-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Sat 23/04/2011 18:11:26 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x7F (0x8, 0x80050031, 0x6F8, 0xFFFFF80003E7B78B)
Error: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\042311-33321-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Sat 23/04/2011 17:12:55 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80003E9866E)
Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\042311-24928-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Fri 22/04/2011 20:14:05 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0xFFFFFA7FFFFE7FE0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80003E53151)
Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\042211-31012-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.



On Fri 22/04/2011 17:07:48 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys
Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFF8800B206960, 0x1, 0xFFFFF880053B90D6, 0x0)
Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\042211-26754-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: ATI Technologies Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver



On Mon 11/04/2011 19:01:01 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF8000327AC56)
Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\041111-35677-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

Note the culprit is the same nearly every time, I googled it and it said it was to do with AMD Overdrive so I tried to uninstall it but it crashes everytime I try!
Any ideas?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2012 2:39:16 PM

check all wired connections. pull off/re-seat. pull video card re-seat.

pull sata and plug in different spot on the board. ( HD )

have you tried a system restore or have you tried doing an opsys repair install ?
September 24, 2012 3:53:25 PM

swifty_morgan said:
check all wired connections. pull off/re-seat. pull video card re-seat.

pull sata and plug in different spot on the board. ( HD )

have you tried a system restore or have you tried doing an opsys repair install ?

I tried system restore and a fresh install but to no avail, I will try re-seating when I get home and plug hdd into another port!
Thanks for your input my friend
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2012 5:24:56 PM

I'm trying to figure out if the board is bad. any shocks to it lately ? power surges ? storms ?
September 24, 2012 6:36:35 PM

swifty_morgan said:
I'm trying to figure out if the board is bad. any shocks to it lately ? power surges ? storms ?

No, none of the above! It's done it since I built it, I just haven't had the time to sorting it out!
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2012 6:39:44 PM

Ever install the motherboard drivers off the disc that came with it ?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2012 8:17:48 PM

besides my post above........... I had troubles with a gigabyte motherboard a while back........... if you did install stuff off the disc you didn't install any auto update stuff.......... like for the BIOS did you ? if so go to add/remove and remove it. Had tons of trouble before i figured it was that software.
September 25, 2012 5:14:38 PM

swifty_morgan said:
besides my post above........... I had troubles with a gigabyte motherboard a while back........... if you did install stuff off the disc you didn't install any auto update stuff.......... like for the BIOS did you ? if so go to add/remove and remove it. Had tons of trouble before i figured it was that software.

I didn't think of that I will try a fresh install and this time not install the disc that came with it! Fingers crossed and thanks for your help! I'm sorry about the late reply but I'm holding down a full time job and a full time college course aswel as family life "which is a full time job in itself"
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