System crashes unexpectedly, seems randomly.

By aids
Jan 13, 2006
  1. I have a newly built AMD 64 x2 4400+ system.
    Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI mobo
    Gigabyte GV-3D1 gfx
    4x512Mb Corsair VS DDR400 Dual channel
    Seagate 200Gb SATA hd
    Coolermaster 450W PSU
    Thermaltake Xaser III Multimedia keyboard & mouse
    Win XP Pro SP2, with updates
    All the latest drivers and BIOS.

    I payed a lot of money for this system but it has been ustable from day one.
    I've had it set up with various different configurations, formatted several times, overclock, underclock, but I can't pinpoint the problem.

    Any advice, please?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If by crashing you mean restarting, or you`re getting BSOD`s.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    If that doesn`t help. Zip 5 or 6 of your latest minidumps together, and attach them here.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. aids

    aids TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The problem is that it just hangs, stops responding, and then I have to do a hard boot. When it restarts it doesn't show any error reports. As if nothing happened.
    These are the only minidumps I could find.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All your miniumps crash at ipw_mdm.sys. Wireless nic?

    They all have a bugcheck of D1.


    The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

    Try updating the drivers. If that doesn`t help try a different wireless nic.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. snboarder113

    snboarder113 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I had a problem with that too, it turned out to be the RAM was bein a lil... ya so try movin ur RAM around into different slots, worked for me
  6. aids

    aids TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have used OCz MemTest and left it running for about an hour without errors.
    I don't have a nic installed, but have now disabled all possible adapters in device manager. Will see if it makes a difference.

    Thanks for the advice.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The ipw_mdm.sys driver, could also be related to your modem.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. aids

    aids TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx. Will check it out. I am using a wireless modem!
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