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Windows 7: System instability, with BSOD

20 Aug 2011   #11
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

And another.


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20 Aug 2011   #12
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Blue screens much more regularly now - the latest 2 attached.
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27 Aug 2011   #13
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

For the record: this has been resolved by some combination of the following: I reseated my graphics card and RAM, and because I was getting high temperature readings, I cleaned out my CPU heatsink (which it turns out had a fair bit of debris in it) and installed an additional case fan. No crashes for 7 days.
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27 Aug 2011   #14
nikolayy

windows 7
 
 

Hi there...

What you mean exactly by resetting ram and graphics...
I am as well one trying to solve PC crashes so any help is much appreciated
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27 Aug 2011   #15
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikolayy View Post
Hi there...

What you mean exactly by resetting ram and graphics...
I am as well one trying to solve PC crashes so any help is much appreciated
Not resetting--reseating. That means physically removing the item from the board, ideally cleaning it, and putting it back in to make sure it is sitting properly in its slot.
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27 Aug 2011   #16
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Hello, looks like you've been left on your own here after initial help. Sorry about that. I'm not on a system that can do debugs right now but I promise to check first thing in the morning. Meanwhile please make sure you post everything we need, not just the dumps...http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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27 Aug 2011   #17
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Hello, looks like you've been left on your own here after initial help. Sorry about that. I'm not on a system that can do debugs right now but I promise to check first thing in the morning. Meanwhile please make sure you post everything we need, not just the dumps...http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
Thanks for following up. I think I did get it resolved (see above), so feel free to help others instead. If you do end up analyzing my dump files, though, please do let me know if you see something that doesn't fit with my diagnosis (see above also). I believe I did post all the requested information earlier in the thread as well.
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27 Aug 2011   #18
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Ah, thx for that... Any idea what your tmps were before cleaning?
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27 Aug 2011   #19
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Ah, thx for that... Any idea what your tmps were before cleaning?
I had someone ask me my temps, so I went to BIOS and my processor was 62C. He said that's suspiciously high. I checked the specs for it (AMD Phenom II x4 965), and its max temp is 62C. I went back and watched it in BIOS, and it would get to 62C and keep going, but I would shut it off then, so no idea how hot it actually got. I will say that I had my machine hang once in BIOS setup when I was having trouble, and it was in general much more likely to crash when doing something that taxed the processor.

I suspect perhaps reseating the RAM was the key, but staying on top of the CPU temperature can't be hurting.
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04 Sep 2011   #20
Luke T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Seemingly-resolved issues return

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Hello, looks like you've been left on your own here after initial help. Sorry about that. I'm not on a system that can do debugs right now but I promise to check first thing in the morning. Meanwhile please make sure you post everything we need, not just the dumps...http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
Sadly, I'm back. Recapping, I started having issues after I shipped my machine to where I spent August, but I had seemingly resolved the issues there--the machine didn't crash for over a week. But now having shipped it back home, I am again having blue screens and lockups. I've attached the six minidumps I've had in the last 72 hours or so. I think I've posted all of the other requested info earlier in this thread, but let me know if I'm missing something (or if updated info would be useful).

I've still been monitoring core CPU temp, and it's idling in the 40s, maxing out in the low 60s under load, so I don't think that's it. I've reseated the memory and graphics card a few times--no luck. I also ran memtest86+, and made 7 passes with no errors. (I'm told I may want to go back and do one stick at a time to be sure, but at any rate 7 error-free passes makes me think it's not likely to be a memory issue.) I've also run a full system scan with Avast, and a quick scan with Malwarebytes, with no issues detected.

Any clues in the minidumps? Am I correct to think that, given the variety in the error messages, this is likely to be a hardware, not software, issue?
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