About two weeks ago I have assembled pretty much a new machine - motherboard, CPU, RAM and an SSD, leaving only the GPU and HDD from the previous configuration intact. Shortly after installing Windows 7 I've been getting erratic behavior: programs crashing, freezing, and a couple times per day there was a BSOD with an error code 0x0000001a memory_management. I tried enabling the page file on the SSD that was previously disabled, and that made the system just a little bit more stable, there were much fewer program crashes and the BSODs became less frequent, changing the error code to 0x00000050 page_fault_in_nonpaged_area.
My first suspicion was the RAM, but after 25 standard passes with the Windows Memory Diagnostic no errors were found. Does that mean it's an SSD error? Is there a way to confirm or deny it before I ship the SSD back?
Another problem I've noticed is that sometimes after rebooting the PC will stay at the BIOS post screen, without the "hardware ok" beep. One press of the reset button always fixes this.
My config is:
Gigabyte z87x-oc motherboard
Intel i7 4770s
Two AMD 4gb RAM sticks
Geforce 9800 GTX
Crucial M4 64 gb SSD (latest firmware, 070H)
Seagate 500 GB HDD
Many thanks in advance for any replies. This problem is driving me nuts.
Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area is 99% memory related. It has nothing to do with the SSD. The Windows memory test is worse than useless. Download memtest86 ( http://www.memtest86.com/ ) and run at least 4 complete cycles on each stick of RAM individually in each slot.