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    Weird Problem

    I recently changed from 2 gigs of OCZ RAM to 4 gigs of Crucial. I did this when I was able to go to Windows 7 64 bit from Vista 32. After everything was installed and working well I wanted to overclock my cpu from 2.6 to 3.0 like it had been before. I was hoping to be able to do this without lowering my RAM to 667 like I had to do with the OCZ. So far the Crucial is around 440 and doing fine; the OCZ wouldn't do this.

    After a couple of tries, things are stable but a strange thing is happening. When I boot up, the blue Windows screen last just a bit longer then I get a greenish blank screen for 3 or 4 seconds and then it goes into the desktop. From there everything seems to be fine. Does anyone know what causes this?

    I lowered my HTT to 800 to keep it near 1000 and have my FSB at 245. It is pretty much like I had before the changes. I upped the CPU volts one step because at regular voltage it crashed.

    EDIT: It seems to have only done this 2 or 3 times and hasn't done it after that so perhaps it is OK now but I still would like to know why it did it to start with.

    Any help would be appreciated. thanks
    Gigabyte MA790FX DS5 - 5000BE AM2
    PC 3870 - Crucial Balistix 4-4-4-18
    Corsair 550 PSU Zalman 7000Al Cu

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    Re: Weird Problem

    2x2 crucial?

    the 5000be needs about .05v over stock. somewhere between 1.375 and 1.40v to run 3000mhz.

    http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm

    if you can run prime95 for at least 8 hours, you should be good to go.


    ud

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    Re: Weird Problem

    Yes, I forgot to update my system specs. I will run this when I get a chance but I did up the voltage and it has seemed to help. But what does the green screen mean?
    Gigabyte MA790FX DS5 - 5000BE AM2
    PC 3870 - Crucial Balistix 4-4-4-18
    Corsair 550 PSU Zalman 7000Al Cu

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    Re: Weird Problem

    like you said, "wierd". i would just chalk it up to instability. fix that and no more bsod and no green screen.


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    Re: Weird Problem

    I've seen this happen when automatic update is enabled. When new updates have been installed, the system does not request a restart as it may when manually applying an update. The updates are just applied the next time the system is rebooted/restarted and this results in the scenario you've described. Since you just installed Win7 64 I would imagine this is the case.

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    Re: Weird Problem

    Thanks for the ideas. What I have noticed is that when I make a change in the bios (which has been only a very few times) that the green screen occurs the first boot and then it is OK after that. The odd thing is that I have never seen this with this board until I changed the RAM and installed Windows 7. Everything else is the same hardware.
    Gigabyte MA790FX DS5 - 5000BE AM2
    PC 3870 - Crucial Balistix 4-4-4-18
    Corsair 550 PSU Zalman 7000Al Cu

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