ASUS B150 Pro Gaming: Something is causing BSOD's & Crashes without dumpfile, DIMM slots broken?

Hi,

Sorry for the wall of text


So a while back i started getting BSOD's. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and Memory Management were the most common ones.

After updating all drivers on my PC unsuccessfully and installing a fresh copy of Windows about 5 times, i still got BSOD's and my conclusion was that it was caused by hardware. I instantly started MemTest with one module at a time and one of the modules had errors in it. I sent in my kit and recieved a new kit with two modules from Corsair. Proceeded to install the new modules and another fresh copy of Windows with the BIOS untouched. A few minutes after the installation was done i got a BSOD, this time it was the IRQL crash-message. I got stunned by how the #### this was possible and shut the computer down in anger.
I tried all different slots with both modules but with one of the modules, the PC wouldnt boot. Not even the BIOS screen would show, "No signal" and "No cable connected" was showing on my monitor and i thought it was my GPU.

I took out the GPU from the motherboard and tried with the intergrated graphics and it was the same problem. I also tried another PSU but it just wouldnt work.

The weird thing is that sometimes it wouldnt boot but sometimes it would, with either the I-GPU or the GTX 970. After the boot problems i took out all components to see if there was any visible damage on any of the components and there was only one thing. Under one of the ASUS-marked heat sinks around the CPU, there was some sort of liquid (Electrolyteliquid from a regulator???). It was not a stream of liquid, i could just see that there had been some sort of liquid on the board. I cleaned the part of the MOBO were the liquid had been and also cleaned some extra connectors. (Cleaned with safe electronic-tools, dont worry). Did a thorough thermal paste cleaning and placed a string of fresh paste on the CPU/cooler. Plugged everything back in and then the PC boots perfectly.

Since then i reinstalled Windows one more time and ive only had ONE BSOD since. This BSOD-message was "Memory Management" but after installing all chipset drivers and all that jazz, the system is working fine while running on 8GB RAM with one module.

Before i started getting these crashes i barely ever touched the PC itself, i only blew dust off of it a few times. I had it running perfectly for about 15-16 months. During that time i disabled Intel SpeedStep, turbo mode and C-states in BIOS for best possible performance aswell as installing a fresh OS a couple of times. Some regedit tweaks were made, but that was long before these problems started occuring.

I have tried my PSU, GPU, hard drives and RAM modules on my little brothers PC, everything works except his PC wouldnt boot with one of the two RAM modules.

Now, im not sure if my motherboard is eating RAM modules (since my last pair of RAM's had been working perfect for more than 15 months) all of a sudden or why these things happened when i had both of the 8GBx2 modules in slot A2 & B2 (which is recommended by ASUS). Ive sent in another RMA to Corsair and they accepted it, although to be honest im thinking about not shipping the modules since they need me to send both, ive already lost a weeks time of not using my PC for schoolwork (used the slowest laptop ever meanwhile) since returning/receiving new ones from the first RMA...

I sent an RMA to the company i bought the motherboard from aswell and they accepted it, but since the system is running fine now for about 3 days, it feels like the RAM was the problem. But i dont know what to think anymore as you can imagine...

All kinds of discussion, tips etc are very much appreciated!


Setup

Mobo: ASUS B150 Pro Gaming

CPU: I7 6700K

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 4GB

RAM: 16 GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz CL13 (CMK16GX4M2A2133C13 )

SSD: OCZ TR150 240GB

SSD 2: Kingston A400 120GB

HDD: Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W
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  1. sounds like you had unclean power or a large load on the mb vrm and one of them melted. i would run intel cpu test make sure the cpu is fine. if the new ram has failed memtest i would rma the cpu and mb. as the ram controller is now part of the cpu.
  2. smorizio said:
    sounds like you had unclean power or a large load on the mb vrm and one of them melted. i would run intel cpu test make sure the cpu is fine. if the new ram has failed memtest i would rma the cpu and mb. as the ram controller is now part of the cpu.


    Yeah, that could be it. The "liquid" i found was located under this heat sink and it looked like it was sticky, almost as if it was coca cola or something...
    I ran Intel ProcessorDiagnostic and it passed without errors.
    I did notice a drop in the VCORE voltage though, see screenshot. Im dont know much about vcore and that kind of stuff so please let me know if anything looks weird on the screenshot.

    The thing is, i dont really understand how it can work perfect now, and as soon as i put in both modules it started acting up. But since i got errors instantly after receiving the new modules, it could just be that one of the were in fact broken.
  3. Today i got a few new BSOD's... Yesterday my PC worked without crashing once. I have triple-checked that all drivers are up to date.

    Should i get a new motherboard?


    On Mon 2018-06-11 18:30:00 your computer crashed or a problem was reported
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\061118-4781-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x197680)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFC901FBAF2557, 0x0, 0xFFFFF800D713DCC3, 0xC)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.


    On Mon 2018-06-11 18:30:00 your computer crashed or a problem was reported
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
    This was probably caused by the following module: fltmgr.sys (FLTMGR!FltDecodeParameters+0x432)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFC901FBAF2557, 0x0, 0xFFFFF800D713DCC3, 0xC)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in a file system driver. Since there is no other responsible driver detected, this could be pointing to a malfunctioning drive or corrupted disk. It's suggested that you run CHKDSK.


    On Mon 2018-06-11 16:09:06 your computer crashed or a problem was reported
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\061118-5890-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x197680)
    Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC000001D, 0xFFFF8211931F0CA3, 0xFFFFFD8F417EDD70, 0x0)
    Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.
  4. How likely is it that it is my PSU causing the RAM-destroying? Made a new memtest with the working module with another motherboard (ASUS Z270G Strix Gaming) and it recieved some errors, although i can still use the PC and after upping the voltage for the RAM by pressing the "+" twice, it hasnt crashed since. When i made a memtest with the same RAM on the other motherboard, i didnt receive any errors.
  5. It was one of the RAM modules that were causing the problems aswell as the motherboards VRM module that was broken.
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