[SOLVED] Motherboard causing BSODs!

Jmurph01

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I recently bought myself a gtx 1050 (ftw). I installed it into my system, and then tried booting my computer up. It came up with the BSOD screen before completing the loading sequence for Windows XP. I tried putting the old GPU back into my system, and the exact same thing happened! I tried using a new hard drive with a different OS, and the same thing happened. Somehow a GPU caused BSOD without it even being in the motherboard. With Windows XP, I can't even disable driver signatures, so that's a RIP. What do I do?

Specs:
- Core 2 Quad Q6600 (LGA 775)
- 8 GB DDR2 RAM
- Original GPU: Quadro 4000
- New GPU: GTX 1050
 

Flyfisherman

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Hi,
Nvidia GTX 1050 requires a power supply of minimum 300W on the system total, while the card itself at load, draws about 75W https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti,4787-6.html

So that may not be Your problem, but worth checking into, what type of power supply (PSU) in Your old machine You have.

Can You tell us the BSOD Code?
Something tells me that this has something do do with your memory?

Test Your memory's
Run memstest86+ Download and install Memtest86+ it's a free s/w http://www.memtest.org/
Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB-stick, it is a very small program, it will easily fit on a CD.

Then boot the computer from this, memtest will automatically start, and don't worry - it will not in any way compromise nor touch anything on the hard drives.

You must run memtes86+ until at least pass 8,9,10 and 11 (it uses different test pattern then) and for 8GB of memory with an Intel 2600K it will take the whole night, approx 4-5 hours, if 16GB memory - twice as long.

If an error occur, You can just shut it down. Then You know that it is a serious problem with your memory's.
Take out all memory stick but one and run the test again - it will be much faster.
If no problem, replace the memory stick and run memtest86+ again so that you now which memory stick is faulty.

Best regards from Sweden




 

Jmurph01

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I have. I actually rebuilt the computer, but to no success.
 

Jmurph01

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Yeah, I applied new thermal paste. This was a Cooler Master brand of thermal paste to be specific, but I don't see how this could affect the BSOD. It's most definitely based on the GPU change.
 

Jmurph01

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Temperatures aren't available with this Motherboard. Yes, I can access the motherboard BIOS and change the settings, but it just won't boot without a BSOD.
 

Jmurph01

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It may be a good idea to use the integrated graphics... I'll try that for once.

 

Jmurph01

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Unfortunately, the integrated graphics on the motherboard don't have any ports compatible with my monitor... Or at least I don't have any cords to plug into them.
 

Flyfisherman

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Hi,
Nvidia GTX 1050 requires a power supply of minimum 300W on the system total, while the card itself at load, draws about 75W https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti,4787-6.html

So that may not be Your problem, but worth checking into, what type of power supply (PSU) in Your old machine You have.

Can You tell us the BSOD Code?
Something tells me that this has something do do with your memory?

Test Your memory's
Run memstest86+ Download and install Memtest86+ it's a free s/w http://www.memtest.org/
Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB-stick, it is a very small program, it will easily fit on a CD.

Then boot the computer from this, memtest will automatically start, and don't worry - it will not in any way compromise nor touch anything on the hard drives.

You must run memtes86+ until at least pass 8,9,10 and 11 (it uses different test pattern then) and for 8GB of memory with an Intel 2600K it will take the whole night, approx 4-5 hours, if 16GB memory - twice as long.

If an error occur, You can just shut it down. Then You know that it is a serious problem with your memory's.
Take out all memory stick but one and run the test again - it will be much faster.
If no problem, replace the memory stick and run memtest86+ again so that you now which memory stick is faulty.

Best regards from Sweden




 

Jmurph01

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I'm pretty dang happy right now! I got it fixed! The reason it happened was because I had to plug the hard drive into a new sata port, because my motherboard needed a secondary detector which prevented it from booting. Thank you all for the help.
 

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