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BSOD several times a week, ramdomly as far as I can tell

By Sam Park
Apr 30, 2013
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  1. Hi Everyone!

    I've been experiencing random BSODs over the last several months. I've been unsuccessful in being able to solve the problem so far. I've tried reading other peoples posts and the guides and reported below are the trouble shooting steps that I've gone through to determine the problem.

    Any input would be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Sam

    CPU: i7 920
    Motherboard: Asus P6T
    Ram Speed, size and #sticks: DDR3 1600, 24 GB (6 sticks)
    GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 SC
    PSU: Seasonic x750 gold
    OS: Windows 7 x64
    Steps I've taken:
    RAM: Memtest86+ (passed)
    CPU: Realtemp and Everest report it as being low temp. I have a large heatsink (CNPS12x)
    Cleaning: I bought a air can and gave the computer a good cleaning!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    Nice system! See if there are these bios settings, or something similar:
    Under Advanced Frequency Settings, Advanced CPU Core Features
    Disable C3/C6 State Support and CPU Thermal Monitor. See if this stabilizes the PC
     
  3. Sam Park

    Sam Park TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Thanks!

    I looked through my bios yesterday and I didn't find the exact settings you mentioned but it was a really brief glance. I plan to do a more through examination of all the menus today.

    My main reason for posting was my computer had a very strange error that I had never seen before. It said something about a power error and informed me that it was shutting down. It proceded to close all my programs and windows and restart. I don't know if this is related but it is really suspicious.

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    You do have an older chipset than I... Yes that power something error could be related to your trouble. You could try another power supply
     
  5. Sam Park

    Sam Park TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    So I already had Intel C-state disabled (is that what you were speaking about?) I also went ahead and disabled the thermal monitor. We'll see how this works out!
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    Yes, I suppose the C State is the same as my C3/C6 State. Hopefully disabling these will help
     
  7. Sam Park

    Sam Park TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    So I'm still getting the BSOD at the same rate.

    I went to my computer management menu and saw that I had 15 critical events in the last 7 days:

    Event ID: 41 Kernel-Power (5 total)
    Event ID: 10110 DriverFrameworks-UserMode (5 total)
    Event ID: 10111 DriverFrameworks-UserMode (5 total)

    Does that help?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    Try running with just 2 memory sticks totaling 8GB
     
  9. Sam Park

    Sam Park TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    My mobo is triple channel DDR3, so I assume I would start with 3 sticks totaling 12 gbs since it can't run with two!

    I'll give it a shot and report back :)
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    Sounds good:)
     


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