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Ramdom BSOD

By hinz
Sep 25, 2007
  1. Since building this system about a week ago I've been experiencing random BSOD in vista.

    I've attached the minidumps below

    System specs are

    ASUS P5K AiLifestyle Series iP35 Motherboard
    Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz
    Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATAII 16MB Cache 7200 RPM
    Xpertvision 8500GT Sonic edition 256MB 128bit DDR3 DVI TVO PCI-E
    Samsung SH-S183 SATA 18x DVD±RW/RAM Black - Bare Drive OEM
    Corsair VX450WUK 450W PSU
    Asus TA-210
    Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-t PCI Freeview
     

    Attached Files:

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    4 of your minidumps crash with memory corruption. Faulty or incompatible ram is definitely a suspect.

    Go and follow these instructions for testing your ram.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. hinz

    hinz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tested the RAM with memtest about 2 days ago and it did 24 passes with no errors.

    Do you still think the RAM is the problem? Or could it be the motherboard.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As I said, it could just be a ram compatibilty issue. Try running your system with just one stick of ram and see if that helps.

    Memtest86+ is not perfect, nor is any other ram testing utility and some faulty ram can pass Memtest.

    You might also want to take a look at this thread HERE and see if it helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. hinz

    hinz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll take a look that post.

    It's an strange problem cos it's not happened so far today after I swapped memory modules and then swapped them back. Usually it will BSOD within 15/20 mins when i start up in the morning. Otherwise it seemed to occur once a day.

    Is there any way I can try and induce a BSOD if there is still a problem there?

    thanks for your help, very useful
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It may have been possible that one of the ram sticks wasn`t properly seated and by removing and reinserting them the problem has now ceased.

    Just run your system as you usually do and see if the problem returns. Hopfully, it won`t.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. hinz

    hinz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just had another two BSODs :-(

    Here are the minidumps
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    One minidump crashes at MpFilter.sys. This is part of the Windows Onecare live application.

    The other crashes at win32k.sys. This is a Windows core OS file and is probably not the culprit.

    Try running with just one stick of ram and see if your system then becomes stable. If it doesn`t swap to the other stick of ram and test again.

    You could also try uninstalling Windows Onecare Live.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. hinz

    hinz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just sorting the pagefile at the moment, think I'm just gonna send the memory back if it doesn't sort it, and then reformat and reinstall windows again
     
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