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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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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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The Paul

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To be honest X7-250 no I havent. But I will do asap. Thanks for that.

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X7-250

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i can't see any feedback from you on earlier advice to run without a drive connected, which would of been useful, and probably made my suggestion redundant if you find there are issues even when just navigating the BIOS.

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The Paul

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Sorry X7-250 I completely missed that post. I will do that test right now and let you know what I get.

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