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PC keeps restarting (BSOD) and sometimes won't boot (Resolved)


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1) Everything was already disabled from previously.
 
2) When I set the memory and restarted my PC it reverted it back to "System Managed Size"
 
3) I uninstalled the keyboard drivers and software and I am now using a spare Logitech keyboard, I was able to boot fine and even play a game for around 5 minutes, after closing the game windows froze and I had to restart.
 
*Edit* I'm currently uninstalling Visual Studio 2012, Bonjour (Apple) and uTorrent as these are known to cause problems.
After uninstalling these and restarting my PC, I got a BSOD that said "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

Edited by JoeBenyon, 13 December 2014 - 06:38 AM.

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(1)  :thumbsup:

 

(2) What size pagefile/virtual memory has been set by Windows.

 

(3) Rather than go to the trouble of reinstalling the sharkoon can you continue with the Logitech for now.

 

Regarding the edit, I suspect hardware as opposed to software and possibly the Ram and CPU not playing nicely together,

 

Download then run CPU-Z, expand the memory tab, taje a screenshot and attach it to your next reply, CPU-Z from here

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2) It says it is set to 7918MB

3) I will attach the image

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Something is not right with the memory;

 

Your OP says that the Ram is 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB) - the screenshot above shows 1607MHz** and CPU world states supported memory for the FX-8350 is DDR3-1866.

 

** Your MB states that Ram any faster than 1333MHz needs to be OCd so regardless if your present Ram is 1333MHz or 1600MHz your screenshot above shows that the Ram is being OCd, this can lead to instability and especially if the Ram concerned needs to be running at 1866MHz to be able to keep up with the processor.


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Hmm, what should I do then? This wasn't a problem before my PSU died, the RAM and CPU were running fine.

 

**Edit** Ah, if they are overclocked then maybe what you said earlier about them being in the blue slots was deliberate and is causing the windows freeze, should I put them back in the blue slots?


Edited by JoeBenyon, 13 December 2014 - 12:31 PM.

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I would start by confirming that the memory is as in your OP + anything that may be under warranty and possibly returned, the previously bad PSU could have damaged your hardware but the readings that you are getting now show that the system is being OCd which is never a good thing IMO, the CPU that you have is very fast and any hardware that it is paired with needs to be up to spec, in this instance 1866MHz Ram and the lower the cas latency the better, CL11 is only entry level (think bottleneck).

 

Your MB specs here

 

FX-8350 CPU World specs here you can also compare the low power state settings to those in your HWMonitor screenshot.


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I checked the model number on the RAM and put both back in the blue slots, both models are as follows: 4GB 240p PC3-12800 CL11 8c 512x8 DDR3-1600 1Rx8 1.5V UDIMM RFB, Samsung, CZH, M378B5173DB0-CK0
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1600MHz is not ideal but is better than 1333MHz.

 

All that I can think of doing now is checking the Ram with memtest while it is in the recommended slots, see rev_olie guide here


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What are the recommended slots? The first (Blue) one?


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A1 which is the blue one nearest to the CPU.


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Okie dokie, I will test them now
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:thumbsup:


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Both sticks got past Test 8 with 0 Errors.
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How many passes did you do, to get anywhere near an accurate test result 7 or 8 passes are required, this can take many hours and is often best left running overnight.


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Ah sorry, I misunderstood the information on the memtest post, I will do 8 passes
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