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Bsod from 3 different video cards

By uberdragon321
Jun 14, 2008
  1. i bought a new video card for gaming and i get a bsod: 0xa "irq_not_less_or_equal.

    i took it back and got a new one same thing with the next one




    hp pavilon a6030n
    amd athlon 64x dual core possessor 2.5 GHz
    2 gigs ram
    vista home premium
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    That particular error code is due to a faulty driver. What video cards did you install and did you remove the old drivers before installing the new?
     
  3. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i installed nvidia 6600, 7300 and 8800


    i did uninstall the drivers for for my original video card (which is integrated)
     
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I take it you disabled your integrated graphics in your BIOS? Plus what CCT said.
     
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    All NV cards which use the same driver I believe.
     
  7. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yesterday i got a nvidia geforce 9600 gt oc and i got two more bsods

    0x08e (0xC05, 0x8017c2cd, 0xbsb36c44, 0x00)

    and

    pfn_list_corrupt

    0x04e (0x99, 0x07bofa, 0x00, 0x00)

    i get these codes when i turn on a game or leave it for about 20 min
     
  8. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what is the min power needed for the 9600?
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    0x8E errors are almost always due to hardware compatibility issues (though sometimes it can be a driver causing the problem).

    0x4E errors are often caused by corrupted memory. I speak from personal experience.

    If you do have corrupted memory it would go a lone way of explaining why you have so many BSODs with all the changing and trouble shooting you've tried.

    Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest version (this is free and free of adware). Burn the ISO to a CD. Go to your BIOS and place your DVD/CD-ROM drive as first bootable.

    Reboot with CD in drive. The test will take over. This takes a long time. Allow it to make a minimum of 7 passes (the test consists of 8 individual tests that = to one pass).

    If you have any errors you have RAM that needs to be replaced.
     
  10. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found out that the 9600 needs 400w but my power supply only has 300w can that be the problem?

    i had never gotten any bsods before the i put in the cards and when i took them out i didn't get any so can ram still be the problem?
     
  11. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Highest Error Address : 0007841cb8 - 1924.0MB Test Errors
    1 2
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Yes, definitely, an under powered PSU will cause many problems. Video cards can be very demanding of power. How much can you spend on a new PSU?

    Also, if you have memtest errors you've got faulty RAM. Try testing on each stick.
     
  13. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    PSUs are not known to cause RAM problems AFAIK. It is your RAM that is the main issue here, so get a new kit. Also, your PSU is probably underpowered for the 9600GT. Get a better PSU ASAP to avoid any other problems. I'd recommend this one.
     
  15. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i took out the corrupted sticks of ram and no more bsods. why wasn't it acting up before i put the video card in
     
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    This is one of those countless PC mysteries. I am glad, though, that you found your issue.
     
  17. uberdragon321

    uberdragon321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for all your help
     
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