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Random freezes, few but some BSOD, Win 7 X64 new PC

By 00firebird
Sep 9, 2010
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Your error code is 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    Typically due to a bad driver, or faulty or incompatible hardware or software. Technically, this error condition means that a kernel-mode process or driver tried to access a memory location to which it did not have permission, or at a kernel Interrupt ReQuest Level (IRQL) that was too high. (A kernel-mode process can access only other processes that have an IRQL lower than, or equal to, its own.)


    Unfortunantly it only cited a Windows OS driver.
     
  2. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    that seems to describe the problem well, because i get random freezes during any kind of operation. Do you think the memory could be at fault? It came to my attention that the memory I have is not on the official list for this motherboard. I also have heard people saying that video card drivers could be interfering with eachother. I wouldn't know how to fix the video card problem as there is only one giant nvidia driver set for most of their newer series. a different card might not specifically solve it. I could buy new memory however, but throwing $100 at a problem (much like with cars) dosen't always solve it either.

    The thing that still baffles me is how this problem does not happen when i am running 2gb with a single stick, only when i have in two sticks for 4gb of memory.
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Try this:

    1. With just one stick in go to your BIOS and note the voltage and timings and compare them to the RAM specs as designed by the maufacture.

    2. Now do the same thing with two sticks in. Any differences on how the BIOS reads/sets the memory?
     
  4. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    unfortunately these all remained the same throughout- under both auto and manual. I tried changing to DOCP, it seemed to fill out some nice settings... but then promptly froze up on me within 5 minutes in windows. If i go to xmp it says disabled underneath, but if docp fails i dont see that working either. are my auto voltages not high enough?

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  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    To answer your question you will need to tell us the voltage paramters your RAM, etc. are designed for.
     
  6. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    what other info would i need beyond 9-9-9-24 1.5V, 1333mhz?
    correct model # is tw3x4g1333c9d if you can help find whatever it is i need, but i dont see any other specs listed.
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    According to your BIOS screens the RAM is set at 1600. But the specs you give are at 1333. But if I read you correctly setting so doesn't make a difference, correct?

    Your voltages seem fine.
     
  8. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    that was just under the DOCP overclock setting which did not work out for me, it is back to auto now and somewhere around whatever normal is. If it is driver related i can't figure out what it would possibly be.
     
  9. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    ran memtest with every stick in every different slot... zero errors. what now.
     


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