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* Failed boots / app freezing - Faulty RAM? Memtest86 *

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January 28, 2013 4:16:24 PM

Failed boots / app freezing - Faulty RAM? Memtest86

Hello everyone,
I have been trying to overclock my CPU while running normal RAM speeds. Please check my previous thread for additional information on my situation:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282540-29-overclockin...

CPU: Intel i5-3570K
MOBO: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
RAM: 2x 4GB Kingston HyperX [KHX1600C9D3/4G 4GB 512M x 64-Bit DDR3-1600]

GFX: Nvidia Msi GTX 660ti
HDD: 128GB Corsair SDD
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series™ H70 (Watercooling)

--> As of yet, I have never had a 3D gaming application freeze my computer so that I had to restart (no BSOD either) while running at 4.5Ghz or default 3.4Ghz. The problem is that at random times, opening an application .exe seems to do nothing although it shows its running in task manager OR a random application might at some point stop responding and task manager or any windows application (ie: sound panel, shutdown options, etc) do not open, forcing me to do a hard restart. Once I restart or shut down, the computer will freeze at the boot logo screen repeatedly until I plug the power cable in and out. Even when there has been no errors, I usually cannot boot up normally.

I am doing more testing to see if this happens on default clocks--it hasent yet.

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I ran Memtest-86 v4.0a for two sessions of ~10-11hrs each and ended up with the same type of screen at the end. (Running default bios and clockspeeds. Im not sure if it bugged out or if it is supposed to look like this... Can anyone make sense of these results and let me know whether my RAM has errors?




http://imageshack.us/a/img89/411/memtest86jan2811hrs3nw...
January 29, 2013 3:19:49 AM

***UPDATE: I traced my event logs and found that these errors occurred each time
I have been running on default BIOS settings and this time google chrome stopped being able to load websites--no other applications worked. After resetting, it failed to boot as usual.
It looks like this problem isnt related to overclocking...

Look at the 3 event logs that took place during this time period:


  1. \Device\Harddisk2\DR2
  2. 0E01800001000000000000000B0004C0030100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000C566070000000000FFFFFFFF0600000058000000000000000000061208000000000000003C000000000000000000000000D8FD0A80FAFFFF000000000000000010D0EC0A80FAFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
  3.  
  4.  
  5. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  6.  
  7. Binary data:
  8.  
  9.  
  10. In Words
  11.  
  12. 0000: 0080010E 00000001 00000000 C004000B
  13. 0008: 00000103 00000000 00000000 00000000
  14. 0010: 00000000 00000000 000766C5 00000000
  15. 0018: FFFFFFFF 00000006 00000058 00000000
  16. 0020: 12060000 00000008 00000000 0000003C
  17. 0028: 00000000 00000000 0AFDD800 FFFFFA80
  18. 0030: 00000000 00000000 0AECD010 FFFFFA80
  19. 0038: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
  20. 0040: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
  21. 0048: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
  22. 0050: 00000000 00000000
  23.  
  24.  
  25. In Bytes
  26.  
  27. 0000: 0E 01 80 00 01 00 00 00 ..€.....
  28. 0008: 00 00 00 00 0B 00 04 C0 .......À
  29. 0010: 03 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  30. 0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  31. 0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  32. 0028: C5 66 07 00 00 00 00 00 Åf......
  33. 0030: FF FF FF FF 06 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
  34. 0038: 58 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 X.......
  35. 0040: 00 00 06 12 08 00 00 00 ........
  36. 0048: 00 00 00 00 3C 00 00 00 ....<...
  37. 0050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  38. 0058: 00 D8 FD 0A 80 FA FF FF .Øý.€úÿÿ
  39. 0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  40. 0068: 10 D0 EC 0A 80 FA FF FF .Ðì.€úÿÿ
  41. 0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  42. 0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  43. 0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  44. 0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  45. 0090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  46. 0098: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  47. 00a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
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