Excessive Blue Screens, frustrated.

The topic title says it all. U-G-H, these blue screens. Below is a view from Blue Screen Viewer of just exactly what I am dealing with:




When it happens: Anytime, nothing specific. 5+ times daily.
Tools I've been using: Blue Screen Viewer, CPUID HWMonitor, MSI Afterburner
Things that I have ruled out: Overheating
Recent Hardware Changes: New i5 Sandy Bridge Processor, ASUS Motherboard, Corsair SSD, HD, Corsair Power Supply
Overclocked?: No
DXDiag:




I consider myself to be savvy with the technical aspects of computers, but as far as drivers, software knowledge, and kernel architecture.. my resources are limited. Please elaborate in laments terms :)
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  1. First thing to do is check the memory. Make sure the memory is set to the correct voltage and timings. It should be 1.5v RAM for a Sandy Bridge system. Then try running memtest for 8 to 10 hours.

    http://www.memtest.org/

    Edit: Also do you have all the latest drivers and BIOS from the motherboard manufacturer's website? Latest driver from Nvidia?

    I assume you did a clean install of Windows when you updated your hardware?
  2. anort3 said:
    First thing to do is check the memory. Make sure the memory is set to the correct voltage and timings. It should be 1.5v RAM for a Sandy Bridge system. Then try running memtest for 8 to 10 hours.

    http://www.memtest.org/

    Edit: Also do you have all the latest drivers and BIOS from the motherboard manufacturer's website? Latest driver from Nvidia?

    I assume you did a clean install of Windows when you updated your hardware?


    A clean install of windows, yes. I used the install disc when I got the mobo and I updated manually through windows explorer. When I update a BIOS driver, do I have to uninstall the old? I will run memtest tonight or tomorrow, I could never get the damned thing to work for me off of my thumb drive

    edit: Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.gz) - this? o.O
  3. Try removing one stick of RAM at a time if you have difficulty with Memtest. Also swap them round slots. The random nature of your BSODs would suggest a memory prob.
  4. dodger46 said:
    Try removing one stick of RAM at a time if you have difficulty with Memtest. Also swap them round slots. The random nature of your BSODs would suggest a memory prob.


    You misunderstand me. I have issues getting the damned thing to run - like I said, software is not my strong suit ;p

    edit// thumb drive not starting on bootup and I don't have a cdburner/floppy zz >< Might just buy new RAM and go from there
  5. Memtest runs outside of Windows so it can check all the RAM. You make a bootable disk with it.

    Download the precompiled bootable .Iso

    Burn the image to a CD. If you need a burning program use ImgBurn. It's free and very good.

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    After you burn the disk go in BIOS and change the boot order and make the DVD/CD drive first. Then the computer will boot off the memtest disk and not your hard drive.

    Run memtest for 8 to 10 hours. Any errors at all even 1 means you either have a bad stick or it's configured wrong.
  6. Well, still worth trying it with sticks of RAM removed, if it runs with one less you know its the one thats out at fault! Just remove one at a time and see if it boots and loads Windows without a BSOD
  7. Roger fellas, I'll give this a try - but I'm still going to upgrade from 4 2G sticks of corsair to 2 4G sticks of corsair

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=40739&csid=_61

    /woot
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