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Using 4 gigs of ram and running torrent app BSOD

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May 28, 2009 2:18:28 AM

Hi all,
I get a BSOD when running utorrent, azureus, or bitornado that says IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I've narrowed the issue down to RAM, however there are some strange things going on:
1) Like I said the ONLY time this happens is when I run those torrent apps, and it only takes about 5 seconds
2) I've used a bunch of different RAM (some 1 gig chips, some 2 gig chips) in different sequences and noticed that the BSOD only shows when I have both of my 2 gig chips installed equaling 4 gigs of RAM.


One alarming thing I found, and this might be normal I really don't know... is that I have about 180 different "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System" entries in my IRQ entries in device Manager.

I believe there is some sort of memory access/addressing issue going on here but I don't know how to troubleshoot at this point. By the way I'm using the Windows 7 64-bit, not sure if that could be part of the problem, still is weird that it only reproduces the issue when I have all 4 gigs installed.



MOBO: ECS G31T-M
Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
CPU: Intel E2655
RAM: 4gigs corsairs 1066
OS: Windows 7 64-bit


Also here is a memory dump of utorrent when I attempt to run it with 4 gigs installed:


ADPlus Version: 6.03.006
ADPlus Version Date: 12/16/2008
OS Version: 6.1
OS Build: 7100
DateTimeStamp: Date_05-27-2009__Time_18-00-56PM
ADPlus was run on: BEN-HOME
Debuggers Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)

Command line arguments used were:
-crash -pn utorrent.exe -quiet -o c:\adplus
Script engine Version: 5.8.0
WARNING! An '_NT_SYMBOL_PATH' environment variable is not set, as a result ADPlus will be forced to use 'export' symbols (if present) to resolve function names in the stack trace information for each thread listed in the log file for the processes being debugged. To resolve this warning, please copy the appropriate symbols to a directory on the server and then create an environment variable with a name of '_NT_SYMBOL_PATH' and a value containing the path to the proper symbols (i.e. c:\winnt\symbols) before running ADPlus in quick or crash modes again. NOTE: After creating the '_NT_SYMBOL_PATH' system environment variable you will need to close the current command shell and open a new one before running ADPlus again.
Selected debugger: cdb.exe
Output Directory: c:\adplus\Crash_Mode__Date_05-27-2009__Time_18-00-56PM

ADPlus was run with the '-quiet' switch.

g_Debug_Log = True
g_CheckFreeSpace = True
------ Current Actions for Exceptions ----
AccessViolation [av] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
InvalidHandle [ch] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
IllegalInstruction [ii] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
IntegerDivide [dz] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
FloatingDivide [c000008e] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
IntegerOverflow [iov] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
InvalidLockSequence [lsq] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
StackOverflow [sov] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
CPlusPlusEH [eh] return: GN GN
1st chance: Log;Time;Stack
2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
UnknownException
  • return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    NET_CLR [clr] return: GN GN
    1st chance: VOID
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    CONTRL_C_OR_Debug_Break [bpe] return: Q GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;EventLog;Stacks;LoadedModules;MatchingSymbols;MiniDump
    2nd chance:
    Wake_Debugger [wkd] return: Q GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;EventLog;Stacks;LoadedModules;MatchingSymbols;MiniDump
    2nd chance:
    DLL_Load [ld] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log
    2nd chance: Log
    DLL_UnLoad [ud] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log
    2nd chance: Log
    Process_Shut_Down [epr] return: VOID VOID
    1st chance: Log;Time;EventLog;Stacks;FullDump
    2nd chance:
    Application_hang [aph] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    Ctl_C_Console_app [cce] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    Data_misaligned [dm] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    Guard_page_violation [gp] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    In_page_IO_error [ip] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    Invalid_system_call [isc] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    Stack_buffer_overflow [sbo] return: GN GN
    1st chance: Log;Time;Stack;MiniDump
    2nd chance: Log;Time;Stack;FullDump;EventLog
    *** ERROR ***
    *** ERROR ***
    *** ERROR ***
    The following requested processes are not executing:
    UTORRENT.EXE
    October 14, 2009 12:43:44 PM

    austin, is the issue still persisting or it is over now? :( 
    October 14, 2009 2:57:28 PM

    It still happens, I've found that my only option is to remove one of the 2gig sticks to run any torrent apps, this unfortunately includes the WOW.exe updater as they how now turned to torrenting for their patch updates.

    It doesnt matter which 2 gig stick I remove btw, so it's not an issue with the RAM or DIMM slot.
    !