Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps)

By Sab3r
Apr 2, 2005
  1. hello

    Well the problem is that the comp just reboots when playing a big app/game.
    Like World of Warcaft or when running other games although it happens allot
    more when I'm playing WoW.

    Note: i had the BIOS reset once and after that I put in 512mb ram and this all
    started to occour, so i think its the ram thats interfiering with the other one.

    I had the famous Blue screen of death a couple of times...
    It said something like this:

    1st one: BAD_POOL_CALLER

    and then the code: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x00000cd4, 0xA0A28559, 0x85c73350)

    the 2nd one: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    the code: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x0000001c, 0x00000001, 0x804e1c51)

    Now for me thats chinese so I don't know what this all means. :rolleyes:

    for the specs i will need some kind of program that can give me the details about
    my comp cause i don't know the exact specs of my comp :blush:

    I also have some other annoying little problems that started to occour when I
    resetted the BIOS.
    Prog called Sandra told me to update my BIOS but i didn't really know how...

    thanks anyway
  2. Sab3r

    Sab3r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    oke I have searched for this problem on and this is what if found.

    microsoft result

    this is only the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL problem
  3. Sab3r

    Sab3r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    I found out that this is a memory problem because the BAD_POOL_CALLER also has
    to do with the kernel-mode process when it tries to acces one of the ram modules.

    I suspected this because the problems only occourd when I put in the new ram module.

    I have two channels, a single and a dual channel, i tried to see if the ram module worked
    in the dual channel but it didn't.

    What can i do to make the ram module work properly.

    Note: I don't know the specs of the ram modules so again i will need a program that gives me the details.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download and run the free Everest programme it wiil give you lots of info about your system.

    Also download and run Memtes86+ from

    Let it run for at least seven passes.

    If you don`t have a floppy drive then there is an iso version that you can burn to cd and boot from that.

    Also look HERE for an explanation of Windows stop messages.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  5. Sab3r

    Sab3r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    thanks :) , how did you know I didn't have a floppy drive :suspiciou . hehe

    anyway i'll edit this message later with the specs and how the mem test went.
  6. Sab3r

    Sab3r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    oke my disc drive wont read the cd anymore, it can open and stuff but i can't
    acces it or burn anything with it.

    System Specs:
    It was a bit too much of info so here's the htm with the specs in it:

  7. Sab3r

    Sab3r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Issue Fixed.

    put the mhz from 400 to 333mhz in the bios.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
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