Daily BSOD memory management

By Maaarian
Mar 26, 2011
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  1. Daily bsod on win7. Here are the last 5 dump files. Any suggestions?

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Three of the five (two are inconclusive) minidump files cite that your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.


    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
  3. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    8 passes, no errors.
    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match? - How do i do this?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    What is the make and model of your memory?
  5. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    A-Data, 2x 1gb ddr2 @800mhz ( model DQVE1A16 - i hope :) )
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Your memory's voltage needs to be set at 2.0v - 2.1v. Is this a Dell, HP. etc. or did someone build your system?
  7. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Someone built it for me. I've been "playing" in BIOS, and i couldn't find where to modify the voltage
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Okay, then you want to look for the VDIMM.

    What make and model is your motherboard?
  9. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    gigabyte g31m-s2l
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    According to Gigabyte's website your motherboard is designed for memory to run at 1.8v and not 2.0-2.1 volts. Even incremental voltage changes can cause issues.
  11. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help. Hope everything's going to be ok :)
  12. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Another BSOD :(

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  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Error code 0x1A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
    This memory management error is usually hardware related.

    Nothing definitive was cited but we already know your motherboard takes 1.8v RAM but your memory is designed for 2.0-2.1v. As I said before, even incremental differences can and will cause system crashes.
     
  14. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    another one... any ideas? :(

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  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Nothing definitive was cited but your error code is 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    My suggestion is that you go to Gigabyte's website, find your exact motherboard model and look up the memory recommendation list for this motherboard. A new set of memory designed for 1.8v may be what is needed here unless you can find someone who can undervolt your A-Data in the BIOS to 1.8v.
  16. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Anything definitive? :|

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  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    The one minidump cited that the Nvidia video driver nvlddmkm.sys as not being able to load. It is not saying this is the cause but it may be something to consider. I suggest doing the following...

    1. Download Driver Sweeper free version to your desktop screen and install.

    2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

    3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Sweeper but ONLY for the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay; just leave all other drivers alone.

    4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.
  18. Maaarian

    Maaarian Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can you tell me what's this about?
    Thanks :)

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