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September 21, 2009 1:22:10 AM

Looking for someone kind enough to lend me their advice on what direction to take...

Here is the problem:

Get BSOD at random moments, have to shut down. Turn computer back on and the lights come on but it does not boot. Have to turn it back off and wait 2 - 5 minutes before turning it back on again, then it will boot up normal.

Most common messages on BSOD:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

I have received others with just file names in the message.

I have run stress tests using software included with motherboard and all parts have passed.

Custom build, parts list:

Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 P35 ATX Motherboard
Intel Q6600 QuadCore 2.4GHz
4GB A-DATA (2 x 2GB) DDR2 DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 250GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 250GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500GB
GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256H-ZL GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCIe x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - dual 17" monitors
LITE-ON 20X DVD+/-R Burner
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Case Fans
Inside an Antec Sonata Plus 550 Case

Here is one that I wrote down:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Stop 0x000000D1 (0X01CA4F0C, 0X00000002, 0X00000000, 0XBA8BAD4A, ...

OHCI1394.sys - address BA8BAD4A base at BA8B8000, datestamp 42FD3A94..

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete


I have a FireFace800 connected through onboard 1394a firewire.

System was running smooth with no errors for a full year until the messages started coming up.

Opened case, there's a little dust in there. Will clean to see if that helps anything, could it?

Haven't tried anything else yet. Have heard that it could be RAM or CPU.

Never can predict when it's going to happen. Most of the time have audio software running (Sonar 6). Seems to usually happen when something is being recorded, but not always. At times it has run smooth for days and other times get the BSOD every 5 minutes.

Thank you

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September 23, 2009 2:48:01 PM

Run a Linux LiveCD. If it runs okay, it's a Windows problem.
Run memtest86+ and check for errors.
May be a bad power supply.
Dust can make bad connections to data and power cables possibly.

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