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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?

    Hi, folks.

    My trusty desktop that I've had for 2.5 years has suddenly started glitching up a storm and has become a massive brick in my office. I cannot even get to the Windows login screen before the BSOD rears its ugly head. Here are my main components:

    GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX mobo rev 1.1
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core CPU BX80570E8400
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) - F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK -> in slots 2&4

    I have found that I was able to get the system to boot and operate when I removed one stick of RAM. I tried booting the system with the first stick in slot 1, and was able to get to the Windows login and operate my system successfully. Then I tried booting with the other stick in slot 1 (and the first one removed), and I received a litany of failed boot errors (things like "kernel is missing or corrupt").

    Is this just a RAM issue, or do you think that there might be something more to it?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?

    Thx to your own investigations ram does seem the most likely problem.

    Is there any dust /dirt on the inside of the pc?

    Other things to try :
    Give the interior a good clean/vacuum.
    The "faulty" memory stick:
    Give the contacts a clean with an "alcohol wipe", available in pharmacies.The thing they use for cleaning skin before an injection/cleaning cuts .Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
    Test again.
    Or even try the memory in slots 1+3.(why did you have it in 2+4 in the first place?)
    Or just replace the memory as it seems the most likely cause Your Gskill does have a lifetime warranty yes?
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?

    Hi, kick.

    Yeah, the first thing I did when things got glitchy was to make sure everything inside the box was clean and dust-free. I haven't tried the alcohol wipe on the RAM contacts, but I'll give that a go this evening.

    I've tried the RAM in the 1&3 slots as well as the 2&4 (had them positioned that way due to some oddity that had been noted by GSkill techs that led to problems/poor performance in the 1&3 slots).

    I've got a post in at the GSkill forums now, too, so hopefully I'll discover the issue shortly.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Kick,
    Thanks for reminding me about the alcohol cleaning!!!
    My four year old N650SLI-DS4 backup system suddenly developed the dreaded single long beep (memory error) while posting ten days ago. I thoroughly cleaned my system, but it still failed to post even when using only one memory module in any of the four slots. I have quite a few memory modules and they all failed to post.

    To make a long story short, I used 91% isopropyl alcohol to clean the memory modules' electrical contacts and the contacts in each of the memory slots....IT'S ALIVE!!!
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?



    nice short post for my 1000th .
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?

    stop resting on your laurels, time to post # 1001

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P: Repeated BSOD errors, RAM issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by kick View Post


    nice short post for my 1000th .
    Congrats on your 1000th post!! You help a lot here, so I'm not surprised you've reached 1000 already!!

    Keep up the good work, it's most appreciated!

    As for this topic, I agree with your conclusions kharybdis, sounds like one of the sticks has went bad. You'll either have to RMA the set, or buy something new

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