First time I built a computer and wasn't expecting things to go without a hitch (was hoping though
Anyhow, I have been getting random BSODs for a couple of weeks now. At first I found an issue with Avast! and replaced it with AVG but still receive random blue screens. I have run Memtest86+ multiple times on the RAM but receive inconsistent results. Running against each stick of RAM I receive no errors and other times I receive some errors (same with all 3 sticks in). I removed the motherboard and carefully inspected for bent pins but did not see any. I have tried booting with 1 stick in each slot for each stick of RAM and all boot without issue. All drivers are up to date. Also, I have also run every form of chkdsk on both HDs. Below are my computer specs, the BSODs, and information included in BlueScreenView.
I am new to the forums so please let me know the proper protocol for linking to uploaded RAR file with minidumps if those are needed to help further diagnose the issue.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: X58A-UD5
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
GPU: ATI Radeon 5770
BlueScreenView highlights ntoskrnl.exe for each error
071310-18018-01.dmp 7/13/2010 8:59:57 PM SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION 0x000000c1 fffff980`20986ee0 fffff980`2098658e 00000000`00750118 00000000`00000032 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 C:\Windows\Minidump\071310-18018-01.dmp 8 15 7600
071210-18220-01.dmp 7/12/2010 7:27:23 PM MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00041790 fffffa80`009ae180 00000000`0000ffff 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 C:\Windows\Minidump\071210-18220-01.dmp 8 15 7600
070710-15990-01.dmp 7/7/2010 9:42:24 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffffa81`084376e0 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02efaa79 00000000`00000005 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 C:\Windows\Minidump\070710-15990-01.dmp 8 15 7600
Ran Memtest on 1 stick of RAM in each of the 3 slots I've used for my triple channel memory (4 hours each) and received no errors. I assume it is safe to say it is not my motherboard?
Anyone see anything that might point to a driver issue? I will be running Memtest on the other 2 sticks as well as random combinations.
After I receive blue screens, if I immediately run Memtest on the RAM and receive 100s of error immediately. Does that point to anything? Possible voltage issue? Right now I am using Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 XMP RAM (3x2GBs) at 1.5V 8-8-8-20.
I have a similar setup as you do, and after a few months good operation, I got blue screens. I entered the BIOS and raised the CPU voltage as well as the RAM voltage slightly, but well within the manufacturers' limits. All blue screens went away.
Try this without exceeding the manufacturers' voltage limits.