Severe stability problems after upgrade

By papa G
Dec 5, 2005
  1. I upgraded my pc recently and have had crashes and reboots since. I think it is either my motherboard, unsigned drivers (note plural), or PSU (not likely though).
    The parts upgraded were my memory, HDD, CPU, and motherboard (see profile for details).
    I have run memtest (4hrs) and it was fine. I ran chkdsk and it seemed to complete okay. It did reboot automatically when finished.. is that supposed to happen or did my pc just reboot?
    I crash when playing games, when copying files from one partition to another (on same HDD), when installing, and listening to music.

    These are some BSOD messages:
    Stop: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF8A1606, 0xA10E1B80, 0x00000000)
    win32k.sys - Address BF8A1606 base at BF800000, Datestamp 43446a58
    Stop: 0x0000000A (0x621CBBE0, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8051DFD6)
    Stop: 0x0000000A (0x39D30208, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8051E0BC)

    I have attached some minidumps and some output in Event Viewer.
    PLEASE HELP!!!!!
  2. papa G

    papa G TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry for the bump, but has anyone had a chance to look at the minidumps?
  3. papa G

    papa G TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alternative web site?

    Can anyone recommend another website/forum which I can try to sort the problem? So far I have tried PC Perspective and DFI-Street.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I believe you have a ram problem.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Please note. Some faulty ram can pass memtest.

    Check that your ram is compatible with your mobo.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. papa G

    papa G TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've run memtest again. This time for 10 hours. It had failed on test 8 so I guess this means it is my memory which is at fault. Lets hope they can exchange it.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    swap out your memory.....
    random crashes are a hallmark sign of failing memory.
    If memtest came up with bad memory then one or more sticks of memory have gone bad.
    remove the bad stick
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