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Computer BSODs constantly
05-14-2012, 06:04 PM,
Computer BSODs constantly
I just built a rig from the previous tier 5 set. I got it all together, installed windows 7 and I will intermittently get BSODs for no apparent reason.

I have gotten errors from MEMORY_MANAGEMENT to IRQL_ and SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and more. I can't figure out anything going on.

I have tried installing windows 3 times. I have updated all the drivers I could think of and still it happens. I have tried a memtest and reseating all the components. Also taking out what isn't used.

Sometimes the computer is fine, other times it can't get past the login screen. Yesterday I played all day, today I can't do anything. I've had the computer a week and a half and can't get anything figured out. It seems to be dumb luck to work.

This is my first build and I'm getting really frustrated. I don't know where to turn anymore. I'm too close to just chucking it off a balcony myself along with it.

Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
saphire radeon HD 6950 2GB
Corsair 8Gb DDR3 Ram
120GB Mushkin SSD
Rosewill Hive-550 PSU
Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case
Corsair Air Series A50 CPU Cooler
Asus PCI 5.1 Channel Sound Card Xonar - both with and without this
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05-14-2012, 07:11 PM,
RE: Computer BSODs constantly
Sounds like a motherboard problem. Try removing all the memory but one in the second slot. If that doesn't work put the second srick in slot two. And so on.
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05-14-2012, 10:02 PM,
RE: Computer BSODs constantly
Like ricky said, try running different configurations of RAM. Otherwise, it may be overheating issues if it is random. Try using a program like HWMonitor to monitor your temps. If they get very high right before your computer crashes, then you might need to reapply thermal paste and reinstall the CPU cooler correctly.

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05-14-2012, 10:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-14-2012, 10:33 PM by monkeyfett8.)
RE: Computer BSODs constantly
I think I found another clue. Today it seems to be crashing whenever I try to install anything. When I restart after the BSOD I get MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSODS just after logging in, i.e. I don't even get to the desktop.

I also have monitored my temperatures and was the first things I looked at. Temps never get above 55 even under heavy load. I tried reapplying thermal paste anyways when I reseated everything and the performance has been the same.
05-15-2012, 12:16 PM,
RE: Computer BSODs constantly
that board has had some memory and pcie slot issues. a bios update seems to fix some of it, so i would flash the bios with the most recent update and see what it does.(if you can get to bios)

if that doesnt work, try some known good memory.

as future reference anyone upgrading to ivy say from an i3 and reusing this board, make sure you update the bios before installing the new chip.

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