IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL random blue screens

By ninjaspork19
Jun 10, 2010
  1. I have a computer with the following specs, and windows 7 installed:

    Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

    Graphics Card:
    GIGABYTE GV-N98TOC-1GI Rev 2.0 GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    And randomly during using the computer, NOT during startup, Ill get this blue screen error: Picture is attached

    Anyone have any idea how to go about fixing this? Sometimes it will happen 3 times in a day, other times it wont happen for days. From what i've read online it seems to be hardware related. I've installed all updated drivers, i think. Most articles seem to say to test the hard drive and memory. Any help would be great.


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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    With your symptoms run memtest on your memory. It is free and safe.

    See the link below and 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.
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