I just built a new system, my first build.. Had it up and running for almost a week now. I was having problems before and I posted abut them. I couldn't find my previous thread to let everyone know i got it up and running fine after.
Anyway, all was perfect accept last night... my Firefox froze up (Not responding)...then my whole computer froze. So i restarted using the reset button on my tower. When I restarted:
--> i got a BSOD saying "A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated"
--> Restarted again, desktop began to load (Very slowly) and I got this error: "Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working"
--> Computer restarted and I got another BSOD, "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
--> This time..instead of hitting the reset switch. I held my finger in on the power button for 5 or 10 seconds and let the computer shut all the way down. Waited a minute, then restarted.
Been working fine ever since and its been on since last night. So perhaps it was just an isolated incident (I hope). But BEFORE all this, first when I got it up and running..I went to restart and got a BSOD and it said something about "Memory_Management"
How do I ensure that my RAM and processor and the rest of system settings are set so that I can all I can out of this PC? I'm not looking to OC just yet, but I did notice some RAM settings and what not that I could change.
My specs: Raidmax Quantum case with 5 extra fans, Gigabyte mobo - H57M-USB3, 4 GB (2x2GB) G.Skill NQ Series RAM DDR3 1600MHz (12800), Intel Core i5 750 CPU 2.66 GHz, 500GB SATA Seagate Barracuda HD, HEC 780W PSU, SATA LG DVD burner and a really shitty, old 4MB video card that I stuck in just to get the system going. My actual, new video card should be here by the end of the week I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition.
Did you check the "Even Viewer"->"System" for errors? If so what are the messages?
If there are none, boot the PC off of a LINIX Live CD (or USB stick) and see if it's stable. You can also boot in safe mode and check for stability.
My guess is it's a driver issue which should show up in the event viewer.
So I was on MSN and an online radio station streaming...and I got a BSOD again...
It was the "System_Service_Exception" error again
followed by a STOP error: 0x0000003B 0x00000000C0000005 0xFFFFF960001F5DCC
then there was something about a Win32.sys (0xFFFFF960001F5DCC
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does that mean it has something to do with a Win32 app? Remember, I'm using Win 7 64-bit edition...but there are not 64-bit versions available of all the software I use. For example, Firefox does not have an official 64-bit version. Does this have something to do with a 32-bit app I'm using on a 64-bit system??