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Triggerhand

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Hi there. I keep getting BSOD! I put my computer together yesterday, within the first 7 hours i got a BSOD, i was like okay... updated my drivers, double checked everything. I'm still getting BSOD! It really starting to worry me! I've attached my mini dump, if that's needed.
 

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Your BSOD logs are random, so running the suggested memory diagnostic is where I would start. You can download Memtest86+ here: http://memtest.org/

You mentioned updating your drivers. How did you update them? (Hopefully not by using a driver scanner website). I recommend using the drivers from the Gigabyte website for the chipset, LAN, USB 3.0 and audio. Get the graphics driver from Nividia.

Your logs show a very old driver "GVTDrv64.sys" dated September 2006 which is Gigabyte EasyTune 6 driver. Information on the web indicates problems with it and Windows 7.
 
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These are my observations.

This is quite a mixture of crash dumps which usually points at faulty, mismatched, incompatible or incorrect voltage/timings in respect of the RAM. Three of the dumps state there is a memory problem. Is the RAM you bought in the motherboard's compatability list?

One of the dumps indicates that Driver Verifier is turned on, if there was a bad driver, that would cause a BSOD fairly quickly after boot up and it would be naming the faulty driver, but it only points to a Windows driver. Therefore, the likelyhood of it being a driver issue is very slim. Driver Verifier will be slowing down your PC so switch it off. Click on Start, type cmd in the box and then right click on cmd as it appears in the box above, select "Run as Administrator". At the command prompt type this Verifier /reset (make sure you leave a space before the /) then hit Enter.

Follow everything in this guide to check your RAM.

Preliminary checks
You should first check the model of RAM stick that you have on the manufacturers site for the recommended voltage setting and then make sure it is set correctly in the PC's Bios. An incorrect voltage setting may be the reason for your problems so test the PC's performance again if the voltage was incorrect.
Errors can also be caused by dirty contacts, mismatched sticks or using them in the wrong slots. Check all sticks are the same make and specification, check the motherboard manual for the correct slots to use. Remove all the sticks and clean the contacts with a soft pencil eraser and blow out the slots with a can of compressed air.
Download Memtest86+ from here
When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD.
In windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn
Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to burn image file to disk and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the ISO file you have downloaded. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.
Testing
Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos. Leave the test to run through at least 8 cycles or until it is showing some errors. If errors show in the test, remove all but one of your RAM sticks and repeat the test on each stick until you find the one that is faulty. This is a long slow test and should ideally be run overnight.
The memtest will not be 100% accurate but should easily detect any major faults.
IMPORTANT
Always disconnect your PC from the mains supply when removing Ram sticks and earth your hands to discharge any static electricity to avoid damage to sensitive components. If performing this test on a laptop PC you should also remove the battery before removing or replacing the RAM sticks.
 
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If you just installed the OS on a newly built computer you need to make sure you have installed all of the correct divers. THis is the first thing you should do before doing anything. Was your Corsair memory also on the supported list?
 

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I double checked all my drivers, there all up to date. I also used my "Drive Genius" to look for non-updated drives.

I'll Run my tests for my Ram tonight.

Still getting BSOD: Windows 7 BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and memory management and other things. Please see attachment for latest BSOD
 

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Triggerhand

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supported by my mobo?
my mobo is GA-990FXA-UD3. The Memory says:

  1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)
So I'm pretty sure it is?
 
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The RAM is in the compatability list.

This latest batch of miidumps are just like before, no consistency and typical of faulty RAM.

What you need to check is that you have the RAM at the correct voltage setting in the Bios and you have followed any setup guide for the Bios in the motherboard manual.
 

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Just downloading Adobe reading right now to read the compatibly list.
Yes I have 8-8-8-24 1333 I had to change it to 1600Mhz.

EDIT:
My Corsair is on the list but only 4G do i have too much RAM?
 
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The RAM is compatible it does not matter how many you have up to the maximum supported capacity.

So the timings and frequency are correctly set what abouth the voltage @ 1.5V
 
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If you run it on each stick it will take twice as long to determine if the RAM is OK. Run it on both overnight so it completes, at the very least, 8 passes. The passes show in the centre horizontal line on the screen, just to the right. Don't stop it before it completes 8 passes or you will have wasted your time.

I forgot to ask earlier, did you follow what I said in post 4 about turning Driver Verifier off?
 

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Okay will do.

Yes I did and it said "No settings were changed."

Could it be anything else other than my RAM?
 
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That is odd with the Verifier. One of the crash dumps and I think there was another in the second batch clearly stated that Driver Verifier had detected a bad driver so I was sure it must be turned on. Just to be quite sure it is switched off follow this:

Click on Start and type verifier into the search box then click on verifier in the list that pops up. Driver Verifier will open. Select "Delete Existing Settings" and click on "Finish".

Yes, Ram is not the only possibility but at the moment and in view of all the random BSOD's it is the most obvious.
 
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