Computer Blue Screens Randomly
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:47 AM
Also HW Monitor is still showing some strange anomalies with minimum voltages, but also since I have been paying more attention to temps as well I have been noticing some very high max temps such as 100C on the CPU and MB, though "Value" never varies much, and if I restart the program everything resets back to normal, these things only happen after the program has been left open for a while.
Finally, the issue with downloads freezing and videos causing my computer to crash was actually fixed long ago by an ethernet driver that Gigabyte tech service was able to provide me, I somehow forgot about that so it has no relation to this current issue.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:07 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:16 AM
That may or may not be an accurate reading; meltdown on these processors is somewhere around 90C. Be sure to activate your CPU warning in the BIOS. If that is a false warning, that's not good either because you will be getting false warnings so you don't really know how hot your unit is running, and that ain't good. Have you checked that all your case fans are running, including the power supply cooling fan? I have had those quit on me and it's easy to miss.
100C on the CPU
Edited by ranchhand3, 09 October 2012 - 05:24 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:55 AM
Ranchhand this is the instructions we use for memtest and you can see the first step is always the manual testing of the module as being the best way to test for faulty modules.
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 09 October 2012 - 07:20 AM
Looks conclusive, crash OOOOhhhh.
I ran the other stick through 2 full passes with no errors, but seeing your instructions I will go ahead and run it overnight.
Big thanks for all the help, I can't believe I didn't suspect the memory, it is always the memory. The system had so many problems when I first built it, most of which were solved by drivers, but I forgot what I had done to fix these problems and simply blended them all together. Even the speakers I started this system with had a strange problem that only appeared on this computer, yet it took me forever to figure out that it was not the computers fault. So glad to have this problem solved.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:28 PM
one last big thanks! Peace!
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:44 AM
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