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Windows 7 USB crashes

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March 6, 2010 2:19:13 AM


I seem to be getting "random" crashes on my Win7 installation. This is win 7 ultimate 64-bit running on an Asus M4A79 Deluxe with a Phenom II 965 cpu. Everything is running at stock voltages and frequencies.

Either moving the mouse after a long while being away from the PC may trigger the event, and in "other" cases the "USB (something)" appears as the guilty party in the BSOD dump screen.

I am thus considering that perhaps my USB controller is crashing my box under win7. Windows XP works flawlessly on the same PC.

Any ideas?


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March 6, 2010 3:07:30 PM

is the RAM on the QVL list at ASUS, they are picky about RAM, I have one too, I have spent the last 3 months trying to figure out what the problem was, CTD, BSOD's random and not able to duplicate consistently, and it seems that ASUS is a little more finicky than other mfg's about memory, find out what memory and model number/type and go to ASUS and see if it is listed in the QVL list, mine wasn't, get memory that is, I set the CAS manually until I can get a new board(Gigabyte)and it made a world of difference, not completely stable but much better
March 23, 2010 2:52:29 AM

Yes the RAM was QVL.

Finally, I found out that the "Retail Plus+" USB Wireless G from Office Depot was the culprit. Soon as I removed that, everything has been fine.

Case solved.