Oceansize_72 Posted December 3, 2006 Share Posted December 3, 2006 I built a new system on Monday and have been experiencing random BSOD's. Troubleshooting constantly. I have eliminated heat as a possibility. All MoBo, BIOS, Monitor, gfx card, sound card, & mouse drivers up-to-date from the internet. BSOD's happen even with all non-essential hardware removed. I even got a hard crash (not a BSOD) installing the OS on a completely virgin HD, so I am fairly confident this is not a peripheral or driver issue. I am left with memory/mobo as my culprit. I am using an Asus P5N32-E SLI with 2 sticks of CM2X1024-6400C4 for a total of 2GB. Kind of a newbie and not too familiar with how to tweak the BIOS. PC Probe showed my 1.2VHT running too high at 1.5V, so I set that manually to 1.2V in the power section of the BIOS (it had been set to Auto), but it did not help (although PC probe no longer gives me the error...that's nice). One peculiar thing: I notice that the memory timings for my brand of sticks says they should run at 4-4-4-12, yet when all relevant BIOS settings are set to Auto, my POST says the memory is at 5-5-5-18.??? So I set it manually to 4-4-4-12 and it got even more wonky than normal. System runs most stable with BIOS settings at Auto, but that is still not very stable. With the exception of the 1.2VHT tweak, every other tweak I make seems to make the problem worse. Even upping my memory voltage to 2.1V. I have run the system with just one stick at a time, swapping sticks, and although it gets a slight bit more stable, I still inevitably get killed by a BSOD. As far as I can tell from this site and Asus' QVL list this memory should work, although your site refers to TWINx1024 as opposed to CM2x1024. Is this a critical difference? I am beginning to believe either the memory or the MoBo is genuinely faulty, but since there is so much in the BIOS that I am unfamiliar with, I figured I better give it one last shot to find the answers here. I am grateful for any assistance or advice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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