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i just built a machine around dec and it was running fine till 1/31 when i got my first BSOD and then it all started. i dont recall putting any drivers or anythin.

 

i've been tryin a lot of things in the meantime and i'd try to put all so that the problem can be narrowed down.

 

first, i got a few BSODs and then slowly in 6 days the system was BSODing quite frequently. they were page fault in non paged area, irql not less or equal. and then only once nv4_disp.dll. i assumed them to be drivers. i was checking RAM and HDD with memtest86 and seatools. no errors. i tried uninstalling and reinstalling the chipset (ethernet, SM bus) drivers, display drivers. but the system would BSOD a lot in this process and i could get to a stable version.

 

so i decided to reinstall windows. and still it would bsod anytime. most bsods are related to paging after the new windows installation.

 

so far i have installed windows like 4 times and all of them bsod. the windows is home of my toshiba laptop cd. currently i have ran memtest for most 12h (48h in all), 5 bit fade test and no errors in RAM. i ran full scan of seatools (3 times in all) and no errors with seagate hdd. but still bsods like page fault in non paged area, sometimes no message at all etc. the temps were normal like cpu 36C, gfx 42C, chipset 46C. max 50 on load.

 

what could the problem be? please help. could this relate to the ballistix issue?

voltages, temps, driver versions are mentioned in the sign too. i have never OCed since i knew about the ballistix dying quickly with OCing.

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its the ballistix.

Recall that memtest is a supplemental tool for truly testing the memory. You really need to run superpi and prime95, then some 3dmark05/06 if it gets that far. Superpi really shows the ballistix errors quickly, but IMHO, its the Ballistix, no doubt. Had the same problem both times the RAM died.

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i've been running SP2005 for like 8h too and it didnt show me errors. besides, now i just pushed the vdimm to 2.7v and tryin. let's see. i'm inclined towards ballistix too. the system is stable with 2.76v (readin from bios) for quite some time now.

 

btw, when i'm sure that it's the ballistix what should i do? i got it from newegg (all of my parts). should i tell them for an RMA or a different set at all since i'm with the ballistix thread and there's no cure to it. what other RAM should i go for? mushkin?

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Yes, go through Newegg. When you RMA it, they will not be able to replace it with the same thing (as it is no longer made). I would look at OCZ, Mushkin, and G.Skill PC4000 equivalents. They won't OC as much as the Ballistix, but they will last.

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Yes, go through Newegg. When you RMA it, they will not be able to replace it with the same thing (as it is no longer made). I would look at OCZ, Mushkin, and G.Skill PC4000 equivalents. They won't OC as much as the Ballistix, but they will last.

 

how come some people are still waiting for an RMA? how long does it take for RMA (ballistix or other) from newegg?

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Just wanted to chime in... I will also bet it's the Ballistix... because your experience sounds exactly like mine... same BSODs and everything.

 

I'm currently on my 3rd set of Ballistix and so far so good with these.

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