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    Exclamation Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    I've recently built my first computer and everything has been running smoothly... until now!

    I can be on my pc for ages then suddenly the whole system will crash then I'll get a BSOD.

    But then, once I restart my PC I'll get a message to "insert boot media and press a".

    I go into the BIOS and see that for boot options, my HDD is listed, my Optical Drive is listed but my SSD (with OS on it) is not listed.

    This makes me think that the SSD has stopped communicating for some reason, causing the BSOD and also making the insert boot media message appear.

    The weird thing is that it only happens sometimes. Most of the time Windows will boot.

    So I tried replacing the SATA cable and still no luck, the message has appeared again today.

    This leads me to believe either my motherboard or SSD is broken.

    What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated. I'm pretty annoyed as I thought the build went well!
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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    What SSD? pretty sure its the SSD myself

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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    Make sure your DRAM timings match up in the bios... I suspect it's linked to that

    What SSD is it?

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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    I go into the BIOS and see that for boot options, my HDD is listed, my Optical Drive is listed but my SSD (with OS on it) is not listed.
    Would almost go as far to say its 100% its the SSD. Its a veerrryyyy common problem with lesser quality SSD's

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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll have a look at the DRAM timings now. As for being the SSD, I had a bad feeling it could be that. I'm not sure what to do.
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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    I just checked DRAM timings and they're all set to AUTO. I've never messed with them so I don't think it would be them would it?
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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    Quote Originally Posted by George1 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll have a look at the DRAM timings now. As for being the SSD, I had a bad feeling it could be that. I'm not sure what to do.
    The drive uses a Sandforce controller which did have BSOD issues. However,a few months ago, updated firmware was released for most of the drives. I would make sure you have the latest Kingston firmware:

    http://www.kingston.com/us/support/t...H100S3120G_332

    Quote Originally Posted by George1 View Post
    I just checked DRAM timings and they're all set to AUTO. I've never messed with them so I don't think it would be them would it?
    Make sure the RAM is running at 1.5V as higher voltages can cause issues with Sandy Bridge - I would also check that the RAM is rated to run at 1.5V too.


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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    Another thing - try a new SATA cable too and try other ports on your motherboard. I had an issue with a hard drive recently and in the end it was the flipping cable!


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    Re: Blue Screen of Death - New Build

    Thank you all for your help.

    The drive uses a Sandforce controller which did have BSOD issues. However,a few months ago, updated firmware was released for most of the drives. I would make sure you have the latest Kingston firmware:

    http://www.kingston.com/us/support/t...H100S3120G_332
    That description on the Kingston website fit my exact problem so I'm hoping it's now solved. Thank you for the link. I'm now happy again.. for now
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