Hey there guys, I'm fairly new (oh, this is my first post. I thought i had posted here before!), I'll try to be as specific as possible here, hopefully someone can help!
I've been running various builds of Windows 7, 7000,7100,7137, and now 7229.
7229 was running great for me until a few days ago. I've been getting BSODs on the regular. Sometimes 2 minutes after booting, sometimes it'll go 3-4
hours. It'll happen while playing a flash game, typing something in notepad, playing a fullscreen video.... anything really. no pattern. I've tried
playing a game with networking totally disabled to see if it was iffy network drivers, (i had that issue at first, downloaded new ones from asus), but
still got a bsod. In fact, I'm typing this in notepad, because I'm afraid it'll crash while trying to type this into the web form, and ctrl-S-ing every
30 seconds lol.
But I digress. After checking many forums, including this one, I've tried a few things. the sfc /scannow option reported 3 broken files, chess.dll and
two files relating to windows natural speech. I assume it has something to do with this not being a final build, and in fact have never even used that
service. My BSODs give me errors ranging from IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL to something like WINDOWS_SERVICE_ERROR. Sometimes they point to a (seemingly
random) dll file, sometimes they are flagrant STOP errors pointing to nothing.
I have tested my memory using the windows checker and another one on a boot diagnostics disc i have, memory checks out. I tested the motherboard using
another program (can't remember which, came on hirens boot CD), no errors there. chkdsk came back with a few bad pointers, but that's pretty normal, and
i've still had issues since those got fixed.
Analyzing my minidump files gives me pretty much nothing, since the modules (or whatever they're called) aren't designed for windows 7... it pretty much
just errors out and tells me ntoskrnl.exe is broken. its not. I've checked. Even if it was, that wouldn't allow me to boot, but wouldn't cause BSODs.
Anyway, heres my hardware:
ASUS P5Q SE2 socket 775
Q9600 2.66 quad
corsair 800mhz DDR2 2GBx2 (4 total) (tried at stock 1.7V, and 1.8V, maybe it was 1.8/1.9. either way, tried upping it by .1 volt)
650 watt antec power supply (my 12V reading is a bit iffy at 11.62, but i've always heard 11.5 - 12.5 is more than fine)
ICE-Q Radeon HD4650 1gig RAM (tried with latest, and second latest Windows 7 drivers)
I'm banging my head against the wall. I've tried everything. Any help will be greatly greatly appreciated.
Here's a link to 2 crash dump reports, which provide very little information. http://pastebin.ca/1476036
PS: It's not overheating. I couldn't FORCE my cpu temp over 52C, and couldn't FORCE my video card over 60C.