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BSOD when installing Windows 10 on new system

Hi all!

 

I recently decided to upgrade my system - not to anything earth shattering, but hopefully to allow me to play some decent games on 1080p with high FPS.

 

System build is:

Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard - F50 Bios version (updated to support 3rd Gen Ryzen)

Ryzen 3 3300x

Asus Arez RX580 8GB

Cooler Master 500W PSU

2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance CMK16GX4M2A2133C13

Samsung 840EVO 120GB SSD

Installed in a BitFenix Prodigy M

 

Everything is brand new except the RAM which I bought second hand and the SSD which I am bringing over from my old system.

 

I got everything installed and put the drive in from my old machine and it booted into Windows first time, but as I wanted a nice clean install I decided to reinstall Windows using the USB boot option for Windows 10 install.

 

Installation program loads, I choose the version and drive location then start. It gets to somewhere between 5%-30% of the second step ("Getting files ready for installation") and then I get a BSOD. The error I was getting most of the time was "MEMORY MANAGEMENT".

  • I tried a different SSD - PNY CS900 240GB brand new which I had bought for another project, but still got the same error.
  • I thought it was the RAM, but have run memtest86 on both sticks individually and find no errors.
  • I tried installing Windows from a different USB stick, but still getting the same error.
  • I tried underclocking the RAM (getting desperate!) and this time got a "CACHE MANAGEMENT" error.
  • The BIOS was already at the latest version (F50) so I tried rolling back to the previous version (F42h) but this time got a "PFN LIST CORRUPT" BSOD error.
  • Updated to the latest BIOS again (F50) and am now getting "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL".

 

Next step is to return the motherboard-CPU bundle I bought and hope that a replacement fixes this, but would rather just get this sorted if possible.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! This is beyond me to know what to try next!

 

Thank you!!

 

 

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Try overclocking the RAM, Jayztwocents had this PC that would crash unless the RAM was OCed.

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Assume I'm using Linux as you would assume other people use Windows.

 

 

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Hi TheJooomes - Any suggestions on how much to overclock by? I've never ocerclocked before - do I just ramp up the RAM frequency?

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I enabled XMP profile and changed the speed to 2400Mhz but made no other changes (as I don't really know what else to tweak to OC RAM) but this time got the following BSOD:

"PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA"

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I had a look online and got some config settings from others that have the same memory. I got it up to 2866Mhz and made it into the install screen as normal but got a BSOD at the same point (around 10% into the "Getting files ready for installation" part) and this time got this error message again: "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL"

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computer parts i don't buy second hand... i can buy on sale from stores.. but never second hand... unless i know the guy i buy it from... 

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Have ordered some new RAM as all roads seem to be pointing to it being a RAM issue - fingers crossed thats all it is!

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