Hey Everyone, I have been having an issue with my new rig. On almost every cold bootup, windows will either crash before it completely loads, or I will get to Login, but Windows will BSOD about 1-2 min after its started. Weird thing is, after the BSOD, i completely shutdown the computer, start it back up, and windows loads fine. No BSODs, and no instability. It is always the first boot in the morning, after the computer has been off all night. I will try and answer any questions that you guys have in order to help me, Thanks for your time.
*I cant seem to get my rig info on my sig, so here it is.
Antec 1200 Case Antec PC-1000, 1000watt Modular PSU MSi X58 Pro-E Mobo Core i7 930 @ 3.6Ghz OC || Noctua NH-D14 HSF G.Skill 6GB (3x2gb) DDR3 1600 (F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) 2 x GeForce 8800 GTX SLI 1TB Samsung HDD Windows 7 Professional 64bit OS BIOS v8.11 (04/06/2010)
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Problems were there before i started to OC, and i've run Memtest 4 times, each for about 15 hours. No errors were shown.
One trick that I have done to narrow down a fault like this is to put the memory or power supply into the fridge one at a time for a short while and then quickly refitting the component to see which component is causing the problem.
I've reverted back to all default settings in bios, so i'll see how it goes for a bit
The Fridge thing sounds kinda strange, either way, i have too much food in there. You guys need to see crash dumps?
*I cleared cmos, still same crashes though. Can you guys tell me which voltage represents voltage for memory?
do you have any external drives attached?
I had a similar problem with my laptop and a 1tb external hard drive...
I dont have any external drives. However, i noticed a windows alert flag in the toolbar, that said that a driver caused a blue screen. I've read before that bad drivers can cause BSODS, anyway that i can narrow this down? Thanks