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BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
02-24-2012, 07:31 PM,
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BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
I recently built a workstation and now keep getting BSODs that are citing memory dumps, as well as periodically the computer well bout to the Windows logo, but won't load to the desktop. What may cause these issues, and are these more likely hardware or software related. I experimented with overclocking the CPU, RAM, and video cards, so I don't know if that may be related to that. If someone has experience with overclocking and can offer done advice on that as well, it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm running an i7-3930k with an ASRock Extreme 9 motherboard and an Nvidia GTX560-Ti 448 Core. Hope to hear from someone soon. Thank you.
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02-24-2012, 07:55 PM,
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RE: BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
Can't help you much with the errors.

With regards to Overclocking the CPU you can take a look at this thread between me and pedwards and the settings we chose. We have the 2600K and asrock extreme4 gen3, so i don't know if the settings will match with yours but they could give you some tips.

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...p?tid=2440
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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02-24-2012, 10:29 PM,
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RE: BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
Does the crashing only occur when you have your components overclocked? Try using normally without any overclocking to see whats the problem.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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02-25-2012, 01:12 AM,
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RE: BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
(02-24-2012, 10:29 PM)ichigeki Wrote: Does the crashing only occur when you have your components overclocked? Try using normally without any overclocking to see whats the problem.

I feel like something also had went wrong on the software end, as I had files vanishing without reason. I believe the files vanishing had to do with me setting up a RAM cache using the ASRock utilities that came with the motherboard, and since I disabled the caching it seems to have fixed that issue, but I think that may have caused some problems in the operating system itself, so I intend to reinstall the OS and see if that helps as well. Assuming the overclocking isn't what's causing the problems, any other ideas what may be causing them?
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02-25-2012, 06:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-25-2012, 07:34 AM by pedwards.)
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RE: BSOD Memory Dumps and Overclocking Advice
(02-24-2012, 07:31 PM)dstryrwiz Wrote: I recently built a workstation and now keep getting BSODs that are citing memory dumps, as well as periodically the computer well bout to the Windows logo, but won't load to the desktop. What may cause these issues, and are these more likely hardware or software related. I experimented with overclocking the CPU, RAM, and video cards, so I don't know if that may be related to that. If someone has experience with overclocking and can offer done advice on that as well, it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm running an i7-3930k with an ASRock Extreme 9 motherboard and an Nvidia GTX560-Ti 448 Core. Hope to hear from someone soon. Thank you.

As Pineappl mentioned, you can check our interchange to see the settings we are playing with. I'm still not stable at 4.6GHz yet (very close), but Pineappl is at 4.5 and stable with lower Vcore & temps than myself, but our other settings are not far off.

What would help best is really see what your BIOS settings are, and what OC you are attemping. Granted we use different motherboards & CPUs, but the methodolgy should be similar and some settings may help us see some things to try.

The challenge is, it could be a myriad of things, and without knowing which of the things you OC'ed could be the root cause (or not), Ichi's point about starting at stock may be your best bet. Then activate your OC settings first for you CPU, then test, then you GPU, then test, etc to see which one may be the root cause.

Few things we need to know:
What BSoD error code was it? 0x124, 0x101, 0x50 0x1E, etc?
When does the BSoD occur? Random? Consistent when you do 1 specific thing?
BIOS settings (for CPU & RAM OC settings), GPU settings
Did you run Prime95 tests for your CPU stress testing?
How did you stress test your GPU?
What happens if you run everything @ stock?

We'll start from there, and see what we can find. Speaking for myself, not personally an expert, but know enough to be dangerous. Smile

(02-25-2012, 01:12 AM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(02-24-2012, 10:29 PM)ichigeki Wrote: Does the crashing only occur when you have your components overclocked? Try using normally without any overclocking to see whats the problem.

I feel like something also had went wrong on the software end, as I had files vanishing without reason. I believe the files vanishing had to do with me setting up a RAM cache using the ASRock utilities that came with the motherboard, and since I disabled the caching it seems to have fixed that issue, but I think that may have caused some problems in the operating system itself, so I intend to reinstall the OS and see if that helps as well. Assuming the overclocking isn't what's causing the problems, any other ideas what may be causing them?

This reminds me when I was playing with my SDD, and the BIOS switched me from ACHI to IDE, and the install of windows acted odd, and files went missing on me as well. One I set it back to ACHI, I realized the bit flipped in the registry, and had to go back to IDE again using the tip in the troubleshooting form sticky to fix it.

Then again, it could be symptomatic of a RAM problem. What kind of RAM tests did you do?

EDIT: In any case if the OS reinstall after turning off the ASRock Caching seems to solve the problem even better. If it does not, some of the items above would help us (also cuz I'm curious to see what your settings are. Wink)
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
CPU Cooler: Thermalright SilverArrow Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-E Case: CM Storm Trooper
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