Please help with BSOD
Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:38 PM
A If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.
NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A
B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate memtest86+-4.20.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:24 PM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:35 PM
If all the parts test good in the good system then I would say your issue is the motherboard in the bad system.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:07 AM
Memtest ran 10 passes and was on the 11th this morning when I shut it down. No errors at all. I'll swap the parts today and see if it's the motherboard for sure, although it's all that's left so that has to be the problem. Really wish that gigabyte was better with the rma process. I've been waiting to hear from them for 3 days now.
Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.
Edited by BooGee, 09 September 2012 - 03:08 AM.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:52 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:28 AM
Thank you so much for all of your help.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:51 AM
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