Built Pc - Various BSOD relating to Memory

By Cillianj
Feb 21, 2016
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  1. Ever since building my PC I've experienced consistently many BSODs, during gaming/browsing/updating windows. Generally occurs 5-10 minutes after I start a game or browse the internet. Hardware intensive games seemed to have brought errors on faster. (Could play an old game for ~ 5 hours ONCE). The frequency of BSOD seems to have increased over time.

    Most common BSOD's are:
    Memory_Management (at least 50% of them)
    Special pool detected memory corruption

    Last 5 Minidumps attached - can provide ~ 100 more

    Initial though was bad Ram: However I have memtested for 2 hours/2 passes with 0 errors.
    Additionally, I've tried running each stick of Ram individually and the BSOD's remained

    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    Processor: Intel Core i5 - 6600
    Mobo: ASRock H170M - Pro 4 (Replaced, after the PC was initially having power issues)
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 2x4GB
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V3 600 Watt
    Graphics Card: Gainward GTX 970

    I have made sure to update all drivers.

    Any help would be much appreciated! Unsure what to do from here, PC is essentially unusable. Would like to know if replacing the RAM would be probable to fix my problems, as this should still be under warranty.

    Attached Files:

  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,021   +661

    Please confirm that your memory module is specifically listed on supported memory list:
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H170M Pro4/?cat=Memory

    If not, please confirm that Kingston represents that your specific module is compatible with your motherboard.

    Note specifics for your memory and confirm these appear in BIOS.

    (Why? because I once bought 'compatible' RAM which required a slightly different voltage in order to work.)
  3. Cillianj

    Cillianj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. RAM (HX421C14FBK2/8) is listed as supported.
    According to this stat sheet: http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/HX421C14FBK2_8.pdf
    it should have 1.2 V, which my mobo has configured automatically according to the bios (DRAM Voltage: 1.200 V)
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,021   +661

    OK, so memory should be good (actually should be great - your system looks great on paper).

    Use HWInfo or something similar which can keep good record of ranges to monitor temps and voltages - run in window and monitor while you play game/browse internet in another window. Looking for anomalies - like temp spikes or voltage dips more than 3-4% from nominal (like 12v drop to 11.3v).

    If nothing, then try running "Extended" memtest again after moving memory around to different slots (depending on where memory is means some is 'hidden' due to special use of memory). Overnight is best. Swap around and run again.

    Swap graphics card. Try your GTX 970 on another computer or try another GPU on this one.

    If nothing, I would raise the issue directly with Kingston and Asrock - for insight and tools.

    Hopefully, someone who is good at BSODs can add some diagnosis beyond my basic knowledge.

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