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    Default Re: BSOD on GigaByte MoBo based system

    I put the nVidia card back in.

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    Default Re: BSOD on GigaByte MoBo based system

    Have you tested each stick of memory one at a time yet? If not please do just to be sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Have you tested each stick of memory one at a time yet? If not please do just to be sure
    I have not performed this test. I just had my first instability issue this morning, since switching the Qtt voltage to 1.15. I tweaked it up to 1.21

    Since the instability issue is fairly rare (but still annoying) I don't want to run it on 1 stick of memory for 2 weeks to find out if it's disappeared or not.

    If I do pull my HTPC case out of my entertainment center, and open it up - I'm going to throw down the extra $70 and replace the motherboard with something that has glowing reviews on the TheGreenButton. This issue is getting to the point where it's exceeding the value of my time to track down, and I'm concerned about the wear and tear on my hard drive.

    The issue manifests itself as the computer tries to boot up for 1-2 seconds, you can hear the fan start to spin up, and then it powers down for 1-2 seconds, and repeats. I just cannot imagine that being good for my hard drive.

    Any other BIOS settings I should try to tweak, other than the Qtt voltage?

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    Default Re: BSOD on GigaByte MoBo based system

    Ahh, ya since it is random and rarely happens then it would be hard to diagnose and probably isn't just one stick or it would happen more often.

    Your hard drives will be fine with the startups you mention, that's ok for sure as the heads won't be reading off the disks at that time anyway! For now, without having more direct problems there really isn't any other adjustments you can really make without knowing more on where the issue is.

    Be sure you are using all the latest drivers if you aren't already.

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    Ok, I had the instability issue again this afternoon - 2 days in a row.

    I tried tweaking my Qtt up to 1.25 - but will probably stop there.

    I've also uninstalled ShowAnalyzer, DTB Addin, and DVRMSToolBox, as I wasn't using that software anyway.

    I found this other forum with someone reporting a similar issue.

    Windows 7 BSOD after exiting standby (ie waking up) - Windows 7 Forums

    Both he and I tried to switch from IDE to AHCI and back to IDE access. I wonder if that's a common thread in our problems? It would seem that if I had issues, they would happen more consistently than what I'm experiencing.

    The problems are in going into / coming out of sleep mode. We've never had the PC crash while we have it up and running.

    I suppose I could try to set some BIOS settings so my HTPC never enters deep sleep. Although, I don't like being anti-green in that way, it would probably be worth a test to see if it's stable for a month or so in that way.

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    I would go ahead and test each stick of memory one by one to be sure they are both ok as I mentioned. You wont have to run with 1 stick for weeks, just test each stick one at a time for 5-10 passes with memtest and see if they are both ok.

    Anti-green is ok, I disable all power saving settings in my BIOS as soon as I start a board :) But I do shut off the computer when I am not using it.

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    I finally had some free time. I ran both memory sticks independently through MemTest, through several passes. Both sticks passed with 0 errors.

    I have not had any issues this week.

    I'd like to run Dynamic Energy Saver, since it's a HTPC, but when I tried to run with DES installed, the task to record scheduled shows wouldn't wake the HTPC out of sleep.

    Thanks again for the helpful suggestions!

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    Default Re: BSOD on GigaByte MoBo based system

    Great to hear you haven't had any issues lately!

    Not sure how to set software to wake up windows, I know there is specific programs that can do this, but not sure if you can set a scheduled task to wake up the system or not?

    I'll look around in google and see if I can find if that is possible or not.

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    Thanks. Just wanted to log back-in to report that my HTPC has been running stable for a little over a month now. Thanks for your help!

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