What could be the root cause of BSOD? **GOT BSOD AGAIN**

I have recently received the dreaded BSOD. I have no idea what might be causing this as I am fairly a newb at computers. Just for referrence, I have built this PC myself about 2 weeks ago. After the initial set up, the computer was working fine, but after 2 weeks I started the computer one morning and it gave me the BSOD screen. I have tried to see if any drivers might be causing any issues, but the BSOD continues in a loop. What I means by that is after about 5 minutes the BSOD appears. Now I also have to mention that a lot of the programs I had installed on my SSD were getting corrupted. I have the OCZ vertex 3 SSD. Now I have read on several forums that this SSD is unreliable because of it's sanforce controller that it uses. Having ssaid that I have not updated the firmware for my SSD. I have instead RMA'd the drive and ordered a crucial M4. I just wanted to see if anyone was having problems with this drive as well. Thanks.


tl;dr : Recieved BSOD, and I think it could be the OCZ Vertex 3. Anyone else having the same issue?
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  1. BSOD's are usually to do with memory issues on the computer. I would suggest first running memtest86 to see what you get and if you don't get errors after 8 hrs consider something else.
  2. ahnilated said:
    BSOD's are usually to do with memory issues on the computer. I would suggest first running memtest86 to see what you get and if you don't get errors after 8 hrs consider something else.


    This might be very dumb question but, if I have a faulty ram shouldn't it reflect on the properties windows of My Computer? Also I will definitely run the memtest86 and follow up on the results. Does it have to be 8 hours? Can't I just do 20 passes? Thanks.
  3. guhati said:
    This might be very dumb question but, if I have a faulty ram shouldn't it reflect on the properties windows of My Computer? Also I will definitely run the memtest86 and follow up on the results. Does it have to be 8 hours? Can't I just do 20 passes? Thanks.


    No, the ram may work under certain conditions and Windows won't test memory like that. We don't know how long 20 passes will take on your computer compared to others so 8 hrs is what is suggested for a guarantee that it is not a memory issue.
  4. ahnilated said:
    No, the ram may work under certain conditions and Windows won't test memory like that. We don't know how long 20 passes will take on your computer compared to others so 8 hrs is what is suggested for a guarantee that it is not a memory issue.


    Can Ram also make some programs corrupt? Because that was one thing that caught my eye right before the BSOD that the programs were getting unresponsive and computer would hang and then BSOD.
  5. Yes, ram can corrupt files. Files are stored in ram before being saved to disk. If a file is corrupted in ram, it gets written to disk as is, corrupted.
  6. Hawkeye22 said:
    Yes, ram can corrupt files. Files are stored in ram before being saved to disk. If a file is corrupted in ram, it gets written to disk as is, corrupted.


    Thank You sir, I will report with my results soon. Thanks for all the help.
  7. This is really strange, but I just did a chkdsk and repaired my boot drive, and no blue screen yet. Will update in 4 more hours.
  8. It's been 5 hours since the system's been running and still no BSOD. Does this mean I have been rid of the BSOD problem?
  9. guhati said:
    It's been 5 hours since the system's been running and still no BSOD. Does this mean I have been rid of the BSOD problem?


    I would say use the system for 2 weeks and see how it goes under normal use. You still might have a problem waiting to strike.
  10. ahnilated said:
    I would say use the system for 2 weeks and see how it goes under normal use. You still might have a problem waiting to strike.


    I will be doing just that. BTW it's still running without any hitch (knock on wood). I will update the post if any problems arise. Thanks btw.
  11. guhati said:
    I will be doing just that. BTW it's still running without any hitch (knock on wood). I will update the post if any problems arise. Thanks btw.


    Lets hope chkdsk didn't find some bad sectors on the hard drive and mark them as non usable. This could be a sign of a hard drive failure or just a bad write.
  12. ahnilated said:
    Lets hope chkdsk didn't find some bad sectors on the hard drive and mark them as non usable. This could be a sign of a hard drive failure or just a bad write.


    I got the Blue Screen again. This time I have disabled the option to restart the system in case of bluescreen. These are the errors that it gives me. Any help would be appreciated. Below are some screenshots of stop error messages and my dump file.


    First Error


    Second Error


    Third Error



    Dump File

    DumpFile 1

    DumpFile 2

    DumpFile 3
  13. IRQL error:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063

    System service error:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff558949%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    All 3 of these seem to point to a memory error. Have you run memtest86+ to check for memory errors? if not, do so.
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