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BSODs on newish machine

By Ckorban
Dec 14, 2011
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  1. Background:
    So I built this machine about a month ago, and it was working fine till a week ago, when I started getting random BSODs. They're not always the same call-out, and was wondering if you could help me get to the bottom of it. I am not aware of any changes, except for maybe video card driver updates, that could be causing this.


    Problem:

    BF3 is crashing for random reasons, I never find out why. I had crossfire enabled and disabled it and it still crashed. Sometimes I get a BSOD while playing bf3, other time I was just on youtube.

    System:
    Win 7, 64bit
    i5-2500K
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
    2x MSI Twin Frozr R6950 III's
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
    120GB Crucial M4 SSD as boot drive
    4x 2TB in RAID5 for storage.

    What first step should I take?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    The minidump is not readable. Can you repost it?
     
  3. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I just added a .zip of them. Thanks for taking a look.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    This is an ATI driver fault... Are you sure your power supply is big enough for all that hardware? 5 hard drives and 2 video cards... What are the power supply's specs and wattage rating?
     
  5. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    It is a Corsair AX850, a seemingly very high quality PSU and based on calculations should be more than enough if I calculated correctly. I am not overclocking anything at all. The minidumps call out the ATI drivers?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Yes it's an ATI video driver issue. Where are you getting the ATI driver from? The power supply should be fine
     
  7. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I downloaded it from AMD.com. Should I stick to something else (msi.com)? I mainly/only play BF3, and would love to be able to play it with crossfire without it crashing every 10 minutes.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Try MSI...
     
  9. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I tried the newer (11.12) ATI drivers and the MSI drivers as well, and in both situations I managed to get at least one BSOD. The latest one, with MSI drivers, called out win32k.sys I believe, but I cannot find any new dumps in my minidump folder. Any idea where it could be? Could you guide me in the right direction please?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Can you run a test on the hard drive? Also, are you over-clocking?
     
  11. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I used HD Tune 2.55 and ran an Error Scan which reported 0.0% damaged blocks. Is there another tool that might be better suited for SSDs maybe? Also, I am not overclocking.
     
     
  12. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Just got another BSOD, IRQL_DRIVER_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL or something along those lines on tcpip.sys :S
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Tcpip.sys is a network driver. Are you sure you have installed all the motherboard drivers including the Chipset properly?
     
  14. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I believe so. Should I do a firmware upgrade on the mobo if available and reinstall the the newest drivers?
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    I guess so if you haven't already...
     
  16. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Hey Tmagic, thanks for the help so far.

    Just got another BSOD, PFN list corrupt this time.
    Quick question, I am not seeing new minidumps in my minidump folder. Where could they be?
     
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

  18. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    chkdsk came up with no errors and memtest also had no errors after a multitude of passes.

    I updated my motherboard BIOS.

    I just got another BSOD on tcpip.sys, and this time I managed to get the minidump. Let me know if you are not able to open it.

    Thanks again :)
     

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  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

  20. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    And another dump... I'm running out of ideas :(
     

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  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Msfs.sys= mailslot driver... Don't know why you are having so many issues with this computer. My next advice would be to start over, making sure that you have all the ASrock current Windows 7 drivers at hand before you start the fresh Windows install
     
  22. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Is there any way I would be able to do a repair as opposed to a fresh install? As in, would it be helpful?
     
  23. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Are you running Windows 7? Was Windows 7 the original version of Windows on this computer or was Windows 7 installed over another version of Windows
     
  24. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Yep, win7 x64, fresh install
     
  25. Ckorban

    Ckorban TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I can't seem to find any comprehensive SSD checks for my crucial m4 disk, what would you suggest?
     


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