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Getting a whole slew of BSODs

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May 17, 2010 11:18:01 PM

I seem to be getting a whole bunch of blue screens of deaths. I am not really sure now to problem solve it. They seemed to all start after a few power outages and, because I am a dummy, I didn't have a UPS and things just kind of got killed. The errors that I am getting are PFN_List_Corrupt ; IRQL_Not_less_or_equal ; and Memory_Management. I am not sure on how to fix this. Any and all help would be great. Thanks guys/girls.

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
May 18, 2010 12:08:06 AM

Don't need a UPS for those.... a surge protector alone would be just as useful (and cheaper), unless you want to have the UPS kick in when an outage occurs so you can save whatever you're working on.

With power outages (depending on what caused the outage of course) RAM tends to be the first thing to die. Download a copy of MemTest86+ and test your ram. If any errors are detected, replace the offending ram stick.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 18, 2010 12:18:24 AM

I'll ask you some basic questions, so that I'll be able to give you further help:

1) I which stage the blue screens appears? is it in the POST stage? or is it after Windows loads up?

2) Doe's the blue screens appear in the same stage over and over, or they appear randomly?

3) What is your PC specifications? (make sure to specify the PSU model)
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May 18, 2010 1:30:53 AM

They appear after Windows loads. There is no rhyme or reason to them appearing it seems. Sometimes when playing Call of Duty 4, sometimes while surfing the internet.

PC Specs are as follows:
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ (2 pairs for a total of 8gbs)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX

Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 GFX card
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May 18, 2010 1:34:12 AM

The_Prophecy said:
Don't need a UPS for those.... a surge protector alone would be just as useful (and cheaper), unless you want to have the UPS kick in when an outage occurs so you can save whatever you're working on.

With power outages (depending on what caused the outage of course) RAM tends to be the first thing to die. Download a copy of MemTest86+ and test your ram. If any errors are detected, replace the offending ram stick.


I haven't tested the ram yet, my iso for memtest 86 hasnt been working. havent had a change to make a new one. and i was thinking a UPS because if it is in the middle of a write on the HDD wont the files become corrupted? I do have a surge protector though.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 18, 2010 1:38:32 AM

In this case, I would recommend to follow the advice from "The_Prophecy":
Test your RAM dimms with Memtest 86+
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May 18, 2010 1:40:09 AM

I have read other places that I need to test one stick at a time. Is this true, or can I test all 4 sticks at once?
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
May 18, 2010 2:40:15 AM

You can test all 4 sticks at once, but if the blue screens continue and other possibilities are ruled out, go back and test them individually.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 18, 2010 4:15:32 AM

Jpsil

If your ISO for memtest86+ still doesn't work you could also always try Windows Memory Diagnostic.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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May 18, 2010 9:03:31 PM

If memtest fails to find any errors then just run with 1 stick at a time cycling through them until you start BSOD'ing again.
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May 21, 2010 8:34:24 PM

I found a memtest 86 part on my ubuntu disc. I ran it overnight and through school and it showed up with over 1600 errors. I dont know what they are, not being familiar with the program and the ins and outs of ram, but i know that there is definitely a problem. Is there anyway to fix this or do i need to send it back to GSkill and try and get a replacement?
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
May 22, 2010 6:51:53 AM

You will have to send them back for replacement.
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May 22, 2010 2:39:53 PM

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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2012 4:56:37 PM

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