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November 13, 2009 12:35:59 AM

Hi there.

I just bought new system with the following:

- MB - ASUS P5P41D
- Intel Dual Core E6300
- ATI HD4850 512 RAM
- 2 GB DDR II 800 MHz
- PS 400 W Blue Storm

I bought the system, installed Windows 7, and, when playing games mostly i get BSOD's. The message is mostly different. Would appreciate any kind of help. I have created a complete memory dmp.

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November 13, 2009 12:38:02 AM

Justo to add, I have added latest drivers for everything. Windows is Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600.
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November 13, 2009 4:13:27 AM

its hard to tell w/o an error message...
make sure all your drivers are up to date...
see if there is an up to date firmware for some of your hardware... even optical drives.
Maybe trying a new BIOS version.
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November 13, 2009 8:27:58 AM

I've been having a similar problem, I can run for 2-3 days straight with no BSOD's then I may get 2 in one evening. The annoying thing is that the error message is different almost every time...

IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL
BAD_POOL_CALLER
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
And one about filemgmt or filesys (can't remember didn't write this one down)

I did some inital troubleshooting, memory diagnostics, MHDD scan, CHKDSK, CCleaner for registry and temp files etc...
I'm 99% sure that none of my hardware is defective (having never had a single BSOD with this hardware on my previous 3 installs of XP). Therefore i'm led to believe that it's a driver/software related issue.

Does anyone have any particular advice in to tracking down which driver could possibly be responsible... I really want to avoid flashing anything, particularaly my BIOS. I tried using a program called RadarSync to check my driver versions, this reported that some of my drivers, mainly my mobo chipset drivers were out of date... I thought this strange as this is a fresh install of Win7 64bit so the drivers I'm using were all downloaded about a fortnight ago.

Here is my rig spec:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache @3.2GHz
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP AiLifestyle Series P35 Socket 775 Socket eSATA 8 channel Audio ATX Motherboard
2 x Corsair 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Soundcard - Retail Boxed
PowerColor HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-0S 18x DVD±RW/DL/RAM Serial ATA
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November 13, 2009 8:41:41 AM

to the OP, i'm sure of that brand of PSU, but it looks a bit lite for that system, can you try running with only one memory stick, and then the other or do some memory testing, could be a memory issue.
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November 13, 2009 12:36:09 PM

PS is a bit weak for the system set up. Especially with an overclock....
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November 13, 2009 12:47:07 PM

there's software that can track drivers on your pc and find out of date ones...
search download.com for them.

As for 'stoleto' just remember a 'better' psu doesn't just mean one w/ more Watts. It had to be able to maintain a steady current on all the rails. I have a BFG psu and it works great, so don't settle for a brand you've never heard of
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November 21, 2009 3:34:08 PM

Just to inform you that i have managed to get the BSOD's completely away from my PC :) 

The issue was the following:

When i put the old 2GB DDR II 667MHz RAM to the new motherboard, it was automatically recognized as 800 MHz. I went into the BIOS and set the speed of the RAM to 667. Since then, no BSOD's. None. :) 
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November 21, 2009 4:46:23 PM

sometimes the BIOS misreads the firmware of some components... in your case the RAM
which can cause serious issues
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November 21, 2009 5:40:15 PM

Might have been, i could not read the dmp's. However, just to inform you, the RAM is working perfectly at the normal speed. It was working normally for a year before i put it on the new MB. Now, with the speed changed, its all working normally again.
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November 21, 2009 5:43:33 PM

thats good to hear its all working.
to read the dmps, you need the Windows Debugger tool. Its free from Microsoft.
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November 25, 2009 4:34:38 PM

stoleto said:
Just to inform you that i have managed to get the BSOD's completely away from my PC :) 

The issue was the following:

When i put the old 2GB DDR II 667MHz RAM to the new motherboard, it was automatically recognized as 800 MHz. I went into the BIOS and set the speed of the RAM to 667. Since then, no BSOD's. None. :) 



Yup! happened in WinXP too for me too. Glad ya caught it!
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November 25, 2009 6:30:43 PM

The only BSOD's I've had w\ Windows 7 ( RC1 ) have been w\ video card drivers. Uninstalling and installing a new driver cleared up the problems.

oh, also.... Folding@Home!!! it's packaged w\ the ati driver and I installed it not really thinking much of it... but it defaulted to something like 80% utilization or something, idk..> But it took me several reboots before i realized it was starting w\ windows and automatically shooting my cpu and gpu utilization to 100% and overheating / bsod'ing.
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