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BSOD 0x7f, 0x8e etc.

By Phenique
Sep 12, 2007
  1. Hello techspot, recently I have been getting BSODs that are frequently 0x8E. FOr awhile I was getting 0x50 BSODs, but I seem to have fixed that by letting my computer spew out the 0x8E errors. The arror usually happens when I try to play a game such as Second Life, Two Worlds, CS:S, Sims 2, or any game for that matter. I have run Memtest+ for 30 passes with each stick of ram, and then together. They passed with flying colors. I have also run the disk defragmenter, and diskchk.

    One thing I MAY include that might help is that my processor is underclocked by a few mhz, and so is my FSB. I used to overclock my computer to 3.0 ghz until recently. I then removed my Zalman CPU fan/heatsink and discovered on the heatsink's bottom was a burn mark, and on the thermal grease that is spread over the CPU it was there too. After removing the thermal grease on the CPU, I found that it came off of the cpu, but the burn mark was still on the Zalman.

    I would like to add that when I reboot my computer from it's BSODs, especially the 0x8e ones, that my computer beeps for a post but DOES NOT detect my HDD, and DVD drive, it hangs/freezes. This takes about 4 retries to finally have it boot normally, until I get to the windows login where I have a chance of getting the same error 0x8e.

    I just purchased a combo package from newegg which was a 6000+ processor and an ASUS 590 SLI MOBO. If anyone here can help me narrow down the problem or eliminate it, I might be able to send back the processor and MOBO when they arrive, and not spend 350 bucks, which as an 18 year old lasertag ref, I don't really have that much to spend. I'm in debt to parents now.

    I'm led to believe the processor, and/or motherboard went nuts on me >.<

    Any help is appreciated!

    I'm posting the following minidumps.
     
  2. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Oh I almost forgot. System specs

    Foxconn C51XEM2AA AM2 SLI Mainboard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
    EVGA 8800 GTS 640
    2x1gb Corsair Twin XMS DDR2 800
    WD Caviar SATA 320 GB HDD
    Turtle Beach Riveria sound card
     
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Looks like a RAM problem. Try running both sticks one at a time.
     
  4. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I have tried that and they work still. I'm still iffy about the processor since it did have a burn mark on it
     
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Did the computer still crash when you tried each stick one at a time?
     
  6. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    yes, it did
     
  7. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    And is that what the minidumps are saying? that It's a memory issue? If it is, I will be saving a lot of money
     
  8. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    It's almost certainly a hardware problem. As you're having problems booting after a crash, the PSU might be the problem. Can you lay your hands on another PSU to try?
     
  9. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I just did that tonight before bed. I tried a very reliable 600W Antec PSU that my neighbor has. My computer still had the booting problems
     
  10. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Sorry for the double post, but it's an update. I recently changed my RAM timing on one stick at a time to 5-5-5-12, according to corsair would help. Each RAM stick runs fine on it's own. soon I will be changing to both sticks running at the same time. But from what I've experienced, my RAm doesn't want to run dual channel. which probably is a problem with the motherboard's DIMM or the processor being a tard.

    From what I see, is I can run Second Life, Two worlds, and the sims 2 for hours on end (overnight) without getting any BSODs. Each stick is good. I'm just guessing my motherboard wants to murder me or something and not allow the dual channeling
     
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