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Irql, dump and pen list corrupt

By ScaRL
Jan 2, 2006
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  1. guys,

    before this error come out,
    my gforce 4 mmx gave hardware failure. then
    i change my mobo to asrock p4v
    and new gc fx5500.
    however, i keep getting error " driver irql not less or equal"
    when im playing heavy games
    and " PFN list corrupt" when trying to install driver or software.
    i tried reformat my pc, and i had to take out my gc coz it kept givin me
    error when winxp tried to install network. after i take it out, winxp install fine..
    i've done that memory thing and everything is fine.

    here's my minidump
    Minidump

    i hope u guys can help me with the minidump . i wasted a lot of money on my gc..
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    2 minidumps crash with memory corruption.

    1 minidump crashes at your video card driver.

    1 minidump crashes at your Symantec/Norton security product.

    1 minidump crashes at your onboard sound, and hardware.

    I believe you have a ram problem.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. ScaRL

    ScaRL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    so it's really ram fault? nothing to do with other hardware ? seriously ???

    and i hv just wasted money buying new gc ? sigh
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    The fact that your minidumps are crashing fairly randomly, does suggest a ram problem.

    2 of your dumps crash with memory corruption

    1 at your video card driver.

    1 at your onboard sound driver.

    1 at your Symantec/Norton security product.

    They have various bugchecks, which also suggest faulty ram.

    Once you`ve completed the instructions in the link I gave you. Please let us know the results.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. ScaRL

    ScaRL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    i've tested, it hang n give so much error,and i didn't give me any choice to choose which ram i would like to test..or did u mean i need to take em out from the slot ? kinda confused.

    conclusion of the test :

    L1 cache : 8k 16782mbs.
    L2 cache : 512k "
    pass test : 82%
    test : 17%
    test: 8
    Error : 1024
    test : STD

    it hang after test 8, and when i reboot, window popup 3 critical error saying windows had just recovered from crit error
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you have more than one stick of ram, you need to test each stick individually.

    Let memtest run for at least seven passes for each stick of ram.

    This will help you to see which stick is bad. Also try using a different dimm slot, just to rule out a faulty slot.

    The fact that Memtest86+ is giving you errors, almost certainly means your ram is bad.

    Clean the contacts of your ram sticks with an eraser. Blow away the remnants, and replace.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. ScaRL

    ScaRL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    sir,

    i run d test again n this is d conclusion;

    Ram 1 = 20 fail.
    Ram 2 = all passed.

    this doesn't make sense.. how come when i test it both , it gave so much error ?
    does this still mean that my ram is the caused for the problem ?

    i try to play silkroad online, i can only manage 5min in there and the blue screen will pop out. and just now, before i ran the test, i played kal online , which requirement are much more below than silkroad, i manage to play about 30min/ 1 hour before the errors come ..
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It means ram1 is the faulty stick.

    Just run your system with ram2 in, and see if you still get the bsod`s.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. ScaRL

    ScaRL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    one more question, with only 20 errors , is it enough reason to buy a new one ?
    what's the min error u need before changing it ?

    thanks for the reply :) i learned a lot of things tonite ;)
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    As you can see, you might only be getting 20 errors, but it`s enough to crash your system. If you were only getting 2 errors, and your system was crashing it would be 2 to many.

    Regards Howard :)
  11. ScaRL

    ScaRL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    sir, i did what u told me. try running my sistem with only one ram and it settled my problem. no more BSOD .. and i wasted my money on GC. thanks to ur help. if not, maybe my technician would have cheat me on another stuff..

    i have one last question,
    if i had kingston 256 ddr 400, would it gave me any conflict or problem if i bought
    any 512 ddr II 533 ? i mean, different mghz
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look HERE

    Mixing different types/sizes and speeds of ram can cause problems. It all depends on the ram itself, and how forgiving your mobo is.

    Matching sticks of ram is the best idea really.

    Regards Howard :)
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