Blaze Posted October 28, 2013 Share Posted October 28, 2013 I'm having a hard time with my system lately, but I'm suspecting it has more to do with a corrupted Windows 8.1 installation, fishy BIOS and compatibility issues with Windows 8.1 forcing me back to Windows 7. But before I'm reverting back to Windows 7 from Windows 8.1 I wanted to do a diagnostic of my system to make sure everything is running okay and then I noticed memtest86+ v5.01 is reporting some errors. My hardware is as follows: - Asus Rampage IV Extreme @ BIOS 4502 - 2x CMD8GX3M2A2666C11 running 2133MHz @ 9-11-11-31 @ 1.65V - Intel Core i7-3960X @ Stock speed - Corsair Platinum AX 760i PSU - Asus GeForce GTX Titan - Samsung 840 PRO 500GB SSD + Intel 320-series 160GB SSD + Intel 510 series 240GB SSD - Creative Titanium HD - Corsair Link Lightning and Cooling kit - Corsair Hydro 100i There has been some issues with my system and the USB ports whereas Windows 8.1 has been reporting that there has been something wrong with one of my connected USB devices even though they've all worked perfectly. After reading on the net it seems like there are indeed some issues with the on-board ASMedia USB3.0 controller on the Rampage IV Extreme and Windows 8.1 so I tried to update my BIOS into the latest v4502 as well as deleting the ASMedia USB3.0 controller driver and rely on the default Windows 8.1 one. Ever since I did this my computer have had difficulties with random freezes all over the place. Sometimes it might freeze within the first minute after a cold boot, other times it might be going for several hours without freezing. Each and every time the system enters sleep mode it won't wake without giving me a constant black screen forcing me to kill the system by holding the power button for over five seconds. I'm not too concerned about this being a hardware related issue as running Ubuntu from a memory stick seems to work just fine and my system wont freeze up even after half a day of continuous memtest86+ testing, so it seems to only be freezing up in Windows 8.1 and nothing else. And considering how my experience with Windows 8.1 have been horrendous with all these weird USB reports, no Corsair Link software that's capable to run stable and whatnot I'm not chocked about it preforming badly forcing me to consider going back to good old Windows 7. But upon running memtest86+ v5.01 for about eight hours I noticed on pass number two I had a error reported in test 4. Rebooting the system and running memtest86+ again and it wouldn't reaper. But today I ran memtest86+ for another eight hours and this time it reported a error in test 8. I'm not entirely sure how to judge this? Is there something fishy going on with my memory that's being just a few months old or are these error so random and so few in numbers that they don't really mean much? http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8973/0g3n.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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