Recently I upgraded from an old core2 duo to an i5-2500 quad 3.3GHz, 16gb Patriot ram, Asus motherboard. I noticed the first time I booted up something was wrong with the voltages for my PSU (Corsair 520w modular) which I had used previously. I didn't get the details of it time before Win7 started. After that I have noticed the fan died in my PSU, so I'm not sure if this is causing my BSODs. I am using an NIC and onboard Audio, and a Geforce 430 video card. The details of my bsod are below. Also I will post a screenshot of my specs from CPUZ if that helps. This has been ongoing for weeks now and it's very annoying. I recently updated my Win7, restarted hoping that would fix it. Also I've scanned with AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malware Bytes. I am out of ideas since I have a new install of Win7 64bit. Any help will be appreciated, thanks!!
BSOD (occurs when playing games or just idle):
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
start with the mb. the new asus mb need to be updated for the new cpu code and ram. most of the new mb have two to four bios updates. the last ones are for usb devices. if your mb has the usb flash back feature i would use it or the mb bios flash screen.
use open hardware monitor to look at your temps and power supply voltages.
with most new mb the ram going to default to 1066 or 1333. you have to use the xmp profile in the bios to set the ram to 1600 speed or faster. also look with cpu-z the voltage the ram needs. most of the ram for the x68 and z77 line are 1.5v if it stock voltage is 1.65 volts you bought older ram. asus mb also have new ram clips that you have to use some force to make sure they click in. one way to test if it a bad stick of ram is to remove one stick. also if it crashes move that one stick into another slot. if it still crashes swap the ram and restart. if both dimms crash email asus and the ram vendor to see if your ram been tested in the mb. if it been tested and the mb is crashing i would try another ps.
I had just updated Malware Bytes this morning, did another quick scan, also installed AU Suite II and updated everything (chipset, usb drivers, etc.) I couldn't connect to the ftp sites to update my Bios version but that is next on my list. The ram is at 1.5v and I will post another screenshot of my temps (they seem abit high). I used the stock thermal paste that was already applied to the cpu. I will see how much longer my system stays on until the next bsod (hopefully it doesn't). Will keep you updated, thanks.
dont use windows update you brick your mb bios that way.asus know it a know bug.
you want to use a usb stick or a cd and put the bios files onto the usb stick or cd and boot into the mb and update the mb bios from the usb stick/cd.