Random errors/BSOD's

By mhael23 · 9 replies
Sep 3, 2011
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  1. I've been getting random BSOD's on a system I just bought and built,the system worked fine for a week then bam...blue screens plus random errors (such an such has stopped working would you like windows to find a solution online...)

    MSI GF615M-P33 mainboard bundled with
    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2 GHz processor
    2 -2GB ramm sticks of OCZ3G1333LV2G 240 pin 1333MHz CL9 1.65V.
    that i bought from Directron.com

    I also bought a GeForce GT 430 made by PNY

    I'm using an Antec 430max watt power supply.

    I bought/installed Windows 7 64 bit an updated everything I can find updates/drivers for.I have not ran anything but windows memtest on the ramm it said no errors,I also have checked cpu/gpu temps everything looks good there,my only guess is a weak,potentially failing power supply?

    I've attatched 6-7 .dmp files I hope someone can help me out with this since I seem to be inept haha

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    First, nice little system there. Second...

    Your issue is with memory corruption. In fact you received the error code 0x4E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT which is the strongest code we have indicating bad RAM; it specifically cited memory corruption. Therefore we want you to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.

    * Get back to us with the results.

    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
  3. mhael23

    mhael23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I wasnt able to get a CD with memtest on it to work so I tested it the generic way,pulled one stick an left my PC running all night.Got up and the comp had crashed/rebooted several times in the night.Put the other stick in by itself an the comp has been running for a day and a half straight with no errors/crashes so I'd say problem solved. (fingers crossed) If anything more develops I'll be back,thanks alot for the help!
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    That is a good standard diagnostic procedure. If your RAM was sold as a pair the memory manufacture will want you to return them as a pair for replacement. Make sure they give you an RMA first. Let us know how it goes.
  5. mhael23

    mhael23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It came as part of a bundle with the mobo and cpu,the reciept ia have says 7 day refund on cpu and memory so I'm probably burnt on getting anything out of them.I'll call them tomorrow and see how not helpful they're likely to be =)
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Go directly to the memory manufacture. What brand is it?
  7. mhael23

    mhael23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The brand is OCZ not one I'm familiar with but it's worth a shot I suppose.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    What did the voltage specs show in your BIOS? Unless you voided the warrenty through overclocking OCZ should have a lifetime warranty.
  9. mhael23

    mhael23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I never have cared much for overclocking things,always led to system instability in my experience,the voltage though was one reason I was suspecting my power supply as it was fluxuating a little bit on the cpu vcore and the 3.3v was a little low but the 5v an 12v were stable.I didn't see a ram specific voltage in my bios however,is there another location to view this?
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    It will be in your BIOS. Look for VDIMM or DIMM.

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