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BSOD making me crazy

By markiwi
May 3, 2007
  1. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    Memtest isn't perfect. What did you lower the RAM voltage to, and what was it before you lowered it?

    Can you also supply a link to your RAM model.
     
  2. markiwi

    markiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    My Ram is : Geil ddr400 pc3200 dual channel runs on 200mhz

    In my bios i can choose the vccm ? for the ram, the options are auto, high and low.
    The manufacturor said to try to set it on low, because when it`s on auto it`s set on high.

    Here the link for my ram : http://www.geilusa.com/products/show/id/21

    My voltages are , 12,0, 5.2, 3,3 and 1,6 this is with i think a faulty psu, i replaced the psu with 300w and these are the readings from everest.

    cpu core 1.62, aux 2.11, +3,3 = 3.38,+5 = 5.27, +12 = 12.28, +5 standby = 5.09, vbat = 0.27
     
  3. markiwi

    markiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Hi Howard,

    I wonder if it is capable of determening wether it really is powerinsufficiency by reading my last minidump.

    My psu arrives Wednesday
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    1 minidump has FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BYTE.

    1 minidump has FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: IP_MISALIGNED.

    2 minidumps have DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: COMMON_SYSTEM_FAULT

    Your problem is caused by faulty hardware. Either ram/psu/mobo/cpu/videocard/hard drive.

    I can`t tell you exactly which hardware is faulty, but I`m guessing ram is the main suspect. Try running your system with just one stick of ram etc.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. markiwi

    markiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Howard thanks again for reading the dumps.

    My guess is the psu, when i replaced the 350w with a 300w it doesn`t crash anymore when i just surf the net or listen to music.
    When i play a game that`s when it crashes.
    So my guess is this : when i start playing a game the psu (300w)doesn`t have enough power to support the hardware so it crashes and i may assume that the manufacturor will put in a psu that can supply enough power for the system it is in which is 350w, so i think the 350w is faulty because it crashes more frequent then when i put in my 300w that is not faulty but can't supply enough power.
    And that is the reason why i got it from a friend in the first place.
    Howard wednesday it the day of the truth, i'll get my 450w psu and we see if that does the trick.

    Cheers Mate.
     
  6. markiwi

    markiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Hello(p) :p

    I got a Corsair 520w, cost me 90 euro`s.
    And you might guess what happend afther a while.
    Bsod and again and then i changes the disabled hyper treading in bios.
    Could someone please tell me what is wrong with my computer?

    I hope the minidump can tell more about it.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    1 minidump has memory corruption and a FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BYTE

    1 minidump crashes with hardware and has a FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: IP_MISALIGNED

    1 minidump crashes at mfetdik.sys this is part of your Mcafee antivirus programme.

    I still think you have a hardware problem.

    Have you tried what I suggested and ran your system with just one stick of ram?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. markiwi

    markiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Well Howard i think i found out what it is, yes i tried all different senarios with the memory.
    I did ask if the temp for a harddisk could be above 45c, well the thing is they don`t break but become unreliable.
    I disconnected the hd that reached above 45c and my other one 40 g samsung reaches 36c bearly.
    And now it runs like a train.

    Now i can start thinking about overclocking, do you know how that works howard? my cpu is 29c idle and maybe 35-37c whem gamming.
    Maybe i`ll search the forum for that thanks alot howard and i hope you have learned some aswell.
     
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    LOL what a heck of a story!<

    WOW soo it ended up being the hard drive overheating ? WTF <, crazy stuff
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m glad you have found the culprit. I knew it was some kind of hardware problem and thanks for letting us know.

    For overclocking advice, please checkout this thread HERE. If you need to start a new thread for your OC questions, then please do so in our Overclocking, Cooling and Modding forum.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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