BSOD on cold boots since HW upgrade

By B6A4
Jan 8, 2012
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  1. Hi all

    I'm getting BSOD errors when booting, but only from cold. Once the computer has been off for 3-4 hours, or overnight each time I boot I get a (seemingly) different BSOD error code. A reboot via the reset switch which cause the machine to boot ok, and the machine can run indefinitely once booted. It never crashes.

    The following are from event log:

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002cdb9a9, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010512-9547-01.
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002c939a9, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010712-6754-01.
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002d008b4, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010912-6536-01.
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000024 (0x00000000000c08a5, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010812-8564-01.
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xffffe98011bb6e80, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff8800733eede, 0x0000000000000007). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: .

    I've attached all the minidump files, as well as a report from Everest regarding current hardware. The only thing it hasn't detected it seems it the motherboard model, which is a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3.

    I have upgraded recently from a E8400 to a 2500K, which brought with it new RAM and MB. I've been having these issues ever since the upgrade to the new hardware.

    Troubleshooting I've done, which has failed to resolve the problem. In no specific order:

    1) Remove all PCI/PCIx cards including graphics card.
    2) Remove all memory from system, and MemTest86+ with 1 DIMM, as well as all DIMMs populated.
    3) Reseat CPU & HSF
    4) Clear CMOS and reset defaults. Tried with XMP disabled/enabled.
    5) Reinstall Windows w/ latest drivers
    6) Prime95 stress test overnight.

    All this has failed to highlight anything obvious. All system parameters seems stable and normal.

    Occasionally during boot the motherboard says it's failed to boot due to unstable OC parameters. I may be wrong but I had figured this was due to the system being rebooted so occasionally without getting in to Windows.

    I'm almost at the stage where I'm considering RMA'ing some of the equipment to see if I can isolate the cause, but I'd greatly appreciate any assistance anyone here could offer.

    Please find attached the minidump files.

    Happy to fill in any blanks if I've missed anything.. Thanks in advance.

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    "I'm getting BSOD errors when booting, but only from cold"...
    Minidumps are all the same (NTOSKRNL.EXE) but with the above issue, I suggest that you try another power supply first
  3. B6A4

    B6A4 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    With all due respect, what's your reasoning behind thinking the PSU may be at fault?

    I would have thought that if a PSU were to blame I'd be seeing issues under load (e.g. stress testing) more often than a cold start? The PSU is a Seasonic X-Series 560W and is only around 6 months old, though I know this has little bearing on whether it may be faulty or not.

    Either way, I appreciate your input. I'll see if I can switch this out and try again as I happen to have access to a spare.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    "I'm getting BSOD errors when booting, but only from cold"...

    Seasonic X-Series 560W is not that good, replace it!
  5. B6A4

    B6A4 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry, but I find that hard to believe. There are several reviews that support it being one of the best available.

    For example:

    anandtech.com/show/4217/seasonic-xseries-560w/7
    jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=202
    hardocp.com/article/2010/11/08/seasonic_xseries_x560_power_supply_review/9
    bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/09/13/what-is-the-best-400-599w-psu/8
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    I'm not here to argue with you... good luck
  7. B6A4

    B6A4 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Likewise, however unless you substantiate your claim there's little merit in simply saying it's "not that good" when multiple, highly credible sources suggest that's not the case.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    So try another power supply just to be sure


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