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BSOD's 4,5 or 6 Times A Day


The Paul
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Hi, I have been getting BSOD's over the last 4-6 weeks but not too frequently. Over the last week or so they are now hitting me 4, 5 or 6 times each day. I’ve researched both here and the web in general but nothing I have found has helped resolve this. The BSOD's indicate the following reasons - IRQLNOTLESSOREQUAL - PAGEFAULTINNONPAGEDAREA - PFNLISTCORRUPT - MEMORYMANAGEMENT. I have recently, maybe the last 3 months or so, added 4GB Crucial Memory (2 x 2GB modules), a SanDisk 128GB SSD from which I now boot and an ASUS LCD Monitor. I have been told that the problem was faulty memory module/s so I called Crucial who have, kindly, taken them back and will send 2 new ones. But guess what, the BSOD's continue. Please help me as I cannot figure this mess out. I have been copying the Windows Has Recovered From A Serious Error messages but they don’t mean a thing to me. Thanks in advance for any help. Regards. Paul

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Chronos the 2nd

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Give me a few moments whilst I check RAM compatibility.

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Chronos the 2nd

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The mobo specs. Asrock. And checking with Crucial it confirms your PC2 5300 RAM is compatible with the mobo.If you are only installing 32BIT operating system then 4GB is all you can use as it will not see 6GB's.

I have just looked at supported operating systems and Windows 7 is not listed,that is not to say that it will not work but there seems little point in taking the risk that you swap one set of problems for another set.

I'll have a look for a suitable board

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The Paul

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Many thanks folks. No Jock1e Ive never had a problem with system time or date. Chronos the 2nd I didnt see that it didnt support Windows 7. My Windows 7 is 64bit by the way

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The Paul

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Oh deary me. My head hurts. Ive been looking at motherboards all evening and Ive now got a headache and total confusion written on my forehead.

One quick question if I may, will my existing processor and so on fit straight onto a new board? Ive never worked with motherboards and replacing before so I have no idea what to look for or at.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Sorry I have not come back to you sooner but I have been trying to source a covering for my PC desk. I have been looking for material something similar to the Boogie Bug Aim B.PAD mousemat. I finally got something here in Edinburgh but not sure if it is what I want.

Back to your motherboard dilemma,because you already have the RAM DDR2 and are looking for a compatible motherboard this is proving tricky. Unlike the more modern DDR3 RAM, DDR 2 is forgiving and needs to go in a suitable board.

To that end I have called in the troops, I have posted your motherboard search on a more component centred forum so hopefully these guys will be able to suggest something.

I will post as soon as I have something, meanwhile I have a desk to cover or failing that convince the GF that it will look great covering her desk.

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Chronos the 2nd

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DDR 2 is forgiving! should be less forgiving.

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The Paul

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Many thanks Chronos the 2nd Sorry if that sounded like I was hassling you, I wasnt. I thought Id try to figure it out myself but it was a minefield to a non techie. :-( And, thanks for going to the effort and posting elsewhere to try and find me a motherboard. I really appreciate your help.

ASROCK Motherboard This was the best option I could find and at a very reasonable price. It has 4 RAM slots and, as far as I can tell with my limited knowledge, I can use all four slots for DDR2 modules. What do you think?

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Chronos the 2nd

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I am just checking RAM compatibility on the other forum but it is looking good.

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The Paul

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You're a star Chronos the 2nd

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X7-250

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"I can use all four slots for DDR2 modules."

the board has 2x DDR2 slots and 2x DDR3 slots, you won't be able to use all 4 for DDR2.

have you tried connecting your drive into each different SATA port, i had a board in the past where port No1 was giving BSOD while the other three were fine.

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