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February 18, 2013 9:18:48 PM

My specs:
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Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 - 3.4Ghz 140W (not oc'd)
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper N520
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4x4GB 1600Mhz RAM (KHX1600C9D3K4 - listed in the motherboard's QVL)
Video card: Sapphiretech ATI Radeon HD 7870 Ghz Edition (not oc'd either - using the timings and voltage listed on the QVL)
PSU: Corsair HX850
HDD: 2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB HDDs in RAID 0

So, after installing Windows in this new custom rig of mine, I was getting random reboots (only while using Windows)without any BSOD, so I thought, after some diagnostics, that my old 650w PSU was either faulty or not providing enough energy. So I replaced it with this new Corsair one, and I would still get random reboots, but this time, I got BSODs after the PC totally rebooted. One of them is called SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (0x0000003B), and the other one is called "The sytem has encountered an uncorrectable hardware error..." (0x00000124). I have all the latest (supposedly all) drivers installed, but I don't know if this is an issue with a driver. My BIOS is the latest version (I flashed it to the most recent version first thing upon turning my computer on). The PC only crashes in Normal mode, very randomly, for example, I was able to run Unigine Heaven Benchmark and the computer didn't crash,during the benchmark (wich gave me great results), but it did sometime after. I also installed Prime95, it didn't crash during the tests either, it did some time after too. I tested my RAM two times (I left it for over 8 hours), once with Memtest86, and once with Memtest86+ (I also tested all the slots), didn't get a single error. I'm now testing stick by stick with Memtes86+, and so far haven't got any errors. I will post the mini-dumps once the tests finish.

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February 18, 2013 9:26:44 PM

Some seagates hav problems during shipping, i can't see any other problems. Try disabling some of the non key components (lik GPU) to see if it could be any of them with compatiblity issues or something. As a last resort, try reinstalling windows. Maybe som1 else around here can giv u help with the AMD processor (since I don't hav experience with them)
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February 18, 2013 9:32:55 PM

Phenoms integrated memory controller is designed to run at 1333 MHz

Its quite difficult to get it stable with 4 dimms and higher frequencies .
Lower memory frequency to 1333 Mhz , and if that works and windows is stable try lowering the latencies to something like 8-8-8-21 so you havent lost any performance
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February 18, 2013 9:34:53 PM

Thogh the problem may be in the HDDs, i highly doubt it, because they are from my older build,and back them I never had BSODs, and I reinstalled Windows like 5 times already, did'nt fix the problem, because at some point it would either BSOD or reboot.
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February 18, 2013 9:36:54 PM

Sure, i'll try that, but what AMD processor that could handle these four DIMMs at higher frequencies would you recommend?
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February 18, 2013 9:40:55 PM

The new FX processors
6300 $130 - 140
8320
8350

have integrated controllers that love running at 1866 HMz so 1600 would be no problem

But have a look at your frequencies first and see if that is the problem
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February 18, 2013 10:12:42 PM

Sure, I'm running tests at 1333Mhz at the timings of 9-9-9-24 2T, 1.5v. It's been running for 15 minutes so far. I'll report back later.
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February 18, 2013 10:18:32 PM

I think its stable, I'll format again, run some Crysis, and report tomorrow the results.
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February 19, 2013 12:12:08 AM

There must be something wrong with my RAM, I formatted my PC once again, installed windows once again, and it gave me a BSOD (Page-Fault-in-Nonpaged-Area) 5 minutes in, I hadn't installed anything yet, I was just altering some configs in the control panel. Also, Windows Explorer crashed once, and I was just moving a window with the mouse. Any suggestions?
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February 19, 2013 12:24:57 AM

bump
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February 19, 2013 1:10:19 AM

Run a few full passes of memtest.
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February 19, 2013 1:30:13 AM

Already did, i tested each slot and stick by stick, also tested all sticks at once two times. Didn't get a single error, but with this new Page Fault BSOD im getting, i really suspect the ram may be the issue here.
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February 19, 2013 1:30:21 AM

Already did, i tested each slot and stick by stick, also tested all sticks at once two times. Didn't get a single error, but with this new Page Fault BSOD im getting, i really suspect the ram may be the issue here.
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February 19, 2013 1:30:50 AM

sorry for the double reply
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February 19, 2013 2:22:19 PM

bump
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February 19, 2013 7:30:03 PM

Just bougt some new RAM, a Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9). It was listed in the QVL. So far so good, running tests.
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February 19, 2013 9:32:25 PM

Goddamn, I'm still getting BSODs and this time it crahsed while trying to install Windows! Any suggestions?
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February 19, 2013 10:25:49 PM

Hello?
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February 20, 2013 1:52:15 AM

I swapped my CPU for an older one I had and that seems to have FINALLY solved the problems I was having. I was able to run Unigine's Heaven Benchmark from start to finish and I didn't get a BSOD. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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February 20, 2013 1:52:47 AM

Best answer selected by Vigder.
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