Hi, I built my first PC last August, and I have been using it since. It works great, except that it has been bluescreening very infrequently, saying IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL. My video card was recently RMAed because it had problems, and it was replaced with a refurb, so that may be the problem. I am a beginner at ocing and I also don't know if my settings are 100% correct. I will attach pictures of my BIOS settings for all to look at. Thanks for the help.
There are a couple of things in particular that I am worried about. I was reading about overclocking on the P55 platform and read in an Anandtech article that if you don't use 133 Mhz intervals overclocks or something, it causes problems with pci express, because of the CPU being tied to it. I can't find the article right now, but I'll keep looking. Also, is my QPI Frequency set right? It seems high. Thanks for the help.
You have 1.65V RAM?
Next time you get IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL go in control panel/administrative tools/even log and select on the left pane one by one then on the right look for events at the time of the BSOD. Right click on them then properties and note down what it says.
Went to Action center, then reliability info, which gives more info on errors. It had two entries. First one said:
Windows Stopped Working
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000000a (0x0000008000000000, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff800030a0eb2). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 050211-12651-01.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Bucket ID: X64_0xA_nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+72
Server information: 6298ac97-e04a-4354-b418-0af9aabdb945