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Hardware upgrades to GPU and Memory causing problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dimak, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. Dimak

    Dimak Thread Starter

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    My System:

    -Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

    -i7 CPU @ 920 2.67GHz 2.79GHz

    -RAM 12.0G (4GB DDR3-1333 PC3 10600, UDIMM 240 Pin)x3

    -ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Overclocked 1536MB 384-bit

    -Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

    -Power Supply: TX 650Watt


    Recently I upgraded to the GTX 580 and also upgraded my RAM to 12 gigs. Since the upgrades, I've had a heck of a time getting my PC to work properly. irql_not_less_or_equal BSODs as well as Driver_not_less_or_equal BSODs and no matter how many times I upgrade my drivers nothing gets fixed. This recent memory upgrade is the third one I've tried in six months. It feels like I can't buy new memory without at least one stick being bad. I'm getting pretty crazed.

    Any thoughts or ideas? I replace the RAM properly, and it seems unlikely that I'm getting a DOA stick every time I order new memory. Thanks for any help.

    -D
     
  2. norton850

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    Since you changed the vid card and the RAM have you considered that it's not the RAM but something to do with the video card? Did you remove all the ofd drivers before installing the new ones?
     
  3. Dimak

    Dimak Thread Starter

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    I started from scratch by deleting the old drivers etc from my previous graphics card and installing the new ones bare-bones with my also new GPU. The only reason I'm certain it's the RAM is because I've exhausted every option with my graphics card. I'm not certain what it is I'm doing to kill a stick of RAM per upgrade.
     
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