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I have been going in circles for 6 months trying to get away from the daily blue screens. All works fine in single mode, but as soon as I insert Ram in slot 2 I am getting blue screens. The ram configurator does not list my Gigabyte board (GA-EG41M-S2H) and none of the Corsair XMS2 Twin 2x2048-6400 or Corsair XMS2 Twin 2x4096-6400C5 want to work on this board in Dual Mode.

Any help on Ram or settings to change to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes I tested the RAM again after your question. I ran both rams in slot 1

(one at the time) and after one test no error was found. I then installed both RAM and ran one test with Memtest 86+ v2.11 no error found again. I then proceeded to reply to your post with both RAM installed and immediately got an error message from IE Event Type BEX P1: iexplore.exe P2: 8.0.6001.18702 P3: 49b3ad2e P4: unknown P5: P6: 00000000

P7:00000044 P8: c0000005 P9:00000008. I then removed Ram in slot # 2 and all works fine. I have tested the ram several times with Windiag before and most of the time found no error. In one test it showed all ram as defective no matter what I installed. After a reboot it all showed fine again.

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I did test all ram in another machine with Windiag before and had no problems. I do have brand new Corsair CM2X1024-6400 ram that I also tested in another machine and was fine, but it will cause the same problems in dual mode on this Gigabyte board. Just after my last post I had left my Ram # 2 in slot #1. ( When I first noticed a problem in numberet my Ram #1 because at that time #1 was in slot one #2 was in slot two.)

By entering the Corsair site with IE 8.0 system froze with Event Type: BEX P1 iexplore.exe P2: 8.0.6001.18702 P3:49b3ad2e P4: unknown P5:

P6:00000000 P7:00000044 P8:c0000005 P9:00000008

Windows closed the program to help protect the computer.

The office diagnostices kicked in since it sensed to mnay crashes. The first error message was: The RAM of your computer is experiencing problems. (This is the ram that just passed Memtest). The second 3x repeating error message was WINDOWS Drive Not Ready "Exception Processing Message C00000a3 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" Followed by a BLUE Screen SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION ......

Technical info: STOP: 0x000000C1 (0x8A766C00,0x8A7660B3,0x00F3C400,

0x00000023 Beginning Dump of Physical Memory. After this dump was completed I turned off the computer and installed the #1Ram into #1 slot and restarted the computer in single mode again with one 2GB RAM stick.

Now I ran the Office Diagnostic manually and received only the following error

" WINDOWS - Drive not ready Exception Processing C00000a3 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" (This is the same message as before.)I chose "Continue" 2 times to complete the whole diagnostics. The final message was "No cause Found" 6 Diagnostic Runs 0 problems. Then office Diagnostics crashed with Event Type BEX P1:OfficeDiag.exe

P2: 12.0.6413.1000 P3: 4902a9f9 P4: PASShIExt.dll P5: 1.0.333.23

P6: 460c00a6 P7: 00003f59 P8: c0000409 P9: 00000000


Since then the system ran fine in single mode 2GM Ram. Any suggestions to this problem are most appreciated. Do I reformat & Start from Scratch? Replace some pieces?

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I have been in touch with Gigabyte before I started this post.

Gigabyte says check the RAM and yes I did upate to the newest BIOS before I started this post.


I got my hand on two individual Crucial Rendition 1GB 1X1GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667 240 PIN DIMM (RM1286AA667) Ram.

Now my board is running in Dual Mode 2x1 GB Ram (2GB Total) without any trouble for the last 12 hours. (This never happend with Corsair in dual mode)


I will only have this ram for a few days and either buy my own or adjust the BIOS to make the Corsair Ram run at ??? 667? I alway believed Corair was the way to go, but maybe not for this board? Unless I can get some tips here to make this work by adjusting the BIOS I will have some useless new

Corsair RAM. (2x1GB & 2X2GB).


Any info to finally settle this would be appreciated.

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Thank you for the repalcement offer, but as I mentioned in my last reply I believe the RAM is good. When I started this post initially I was hoping to get some info to fine tune this RAM to my Gigabyte MB. For whatever reason the MB does not like the RAM in Auto settings. If you care to look back at my previous replies I did try some other RAM and the system ran fine. I since then have re-installed the TWIN2X4096-6400C5 and tried the following BIOS changes.


First: Set (G) MCH Frequency Latch to 200 MHZ and the System Memory Mulitplier (SPD) to 3.33C this gave me a Memory Frequency (Mhz) displayed as 800 667. So I assume it is now at 667? I also set the Standard Timing control manually to 5 5 5 18 and DRAM Voltage to 1.8V as given on the RAM. The system ran fine for a little while and then crashed.


I restarted changed BIOS to: (G) MCH Frequency Latch [Auto] and the System Memory Mulitplier (SPD) to 3.33C this gave me a Memory Frequency (Mhz) displayed as 800 667. So I assume it is now at 667? I also set the Standard Timing control back to AUTO and DRAM Voltage to 1.9V. Since then the system has not crashed. It seems to come close to it by slowing down but then moving on without a crash or big delay. I think I am on the right track and was hoping to find people with greater computer wisdom then I have to help me get the best out of what I have. So if somebody out there can throw some greater Tech wisdom at me to make this system work well that would be nice.

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Thanks for your reply.

The sytem is / was stable until I tried to run CPU-z zip file then it crashed

with Blue screen" A device of driver attempting to corrupt the sytem has been caught". I rebooted to save mode and system restore to before that event. Then I downloaded the cpuz_151_setup.exe and installed. I also found PC Wiz 2008.

I try to post my images at the above URL hope that works.

Hopefully these images reveal more that can help to get things a little more stable. I get some screen flickers and detalys as if the system wants to crash.

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Don't think the system would run if the 12V was that high. All voltages can be +/- 5% of their target voltage, but obviously 16V is too high. Most likely the software isn't reading the BIOS correctly. Check the BIOS and see what it says. Looks like your memory is running at 667.
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I set the memory to 667 since that was one of the settings I tried to get the system stable. The voltage is as you said 12V +/- 0.5V in the bios.

After checking the Bios and taking the Screenshots I wanted to upload the Pictures to the computer and got a blue screen. I didn't change any drivers lately and uploaded many pic in the past. I guess if I can't find any better settings for my system I leave it alone for now. It seems a lot more stable then when I initially started this post. Thanks for all the input so far. Any more info is alway welcome.





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