Many frequent STOP error messages (blue screens of death).

By AndyS_UK ยท 29 replies
Sep 3, 2005
  1. AndyS_UK

    AndyS_UK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I now have a brand new motherboard (ASUS A7V880) using onboard sound and onboard LAN.

    So far I have had 5 random restarts / BSOD, producing 3 dump files (attached). I've had an 0xA, and 0x44 MLTIPLE_IRQ_COMPLETE_REQUEST and 0x8E.

    If it is relevent the motherboard detects my CPU incorrectly. After a bit of reasearch into the matter it may be an issue with ASUS and not my PC, but this is something im looking to sort out.

    The problem is it originally detected my cpu as "Athlon XP 1100MHz". It should be Athlon XP 1700+ 1.47GHz. I changed the settings in BIOS manually and it is now running at 1.47GHz but is recognised as "Athlon XP 2200+". Very weird.
  2. AndyS_UK

    AndyS_UK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    cpc, i've found one more dump file i dont think i had before. I havent noticed a crash when it could have been made.

    It is a 7F crash and says "memory_corruption". Im not sure what to make of it. Would you mind taking a look at the dump file attached and tell me what you think?

    My PC seems much more stable now. The crashes im experiencing are showing "new" STOP codes (44 and 7f).
  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi Andy,

    All of your recent minidumps are crashed with faulty ram. Maybe the BIOS setting of your RAM is incompatible to new m/b. Try downclock the ram.
  4. AndyS_UK

    AndyS_UK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    bingo! thanks again cpc, i'll look into it. I think at the moment it is all set to automatic for the RAM. Asus published a list of compatible RAM, but unfortunately i dont know what brand mine is because i bought it unbranded and there's no obvious brand name on it.

    I'm nearly 100% sure now that my motherboard was indeed to fault. Thank you cpc for all your help. I greatly appreciate it.
  5. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi eveningWC,

    Do you have any update of your problem?
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