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Windows 7: BSOD Frequently


31 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
BSOD Frequently

OEM Install of x64 Win 7 Home Prem
Dell XPS 8100

I have been getting frequent BSOD for about 6 months. Generally 1 of four things happens.
BSOD A Clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in the allocated time.
BSOD IRQL_Not_less_than_or_equal_to
BSOD Unkown Error
System Just Reboots.

This happens sometimes once every 3 days and sometimes 4 times in one day.
This happens whatever I may be doing and sometimes when the computer is just sitting doing nothing in particular.

I have updated all hardware drivers
I have updated BIOS


I have run out of things to try - Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nberryman View Post
OEM Install of x64 Win 7 Home Prem
Dell XPS 8100

I have been getting frequent BSOD for about 6 months. Generally 1 of four things happens.
BSOD A Clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in the allocated time.
BSOD IRQL_Not_less_than_or_equal_to
BSOD Unkown Error
System Just Reboots.

This happens sometimes once every 3 days and sometimes 4 times in one day.
This happens whatever I may be doing and sometimes when the computer is just sitting doing nothing in particular.

I have updated all hardware drivers
I have updated BIOS


I have run out of things to try - Any ideas?
All four are hardware causes. Try the clock interrupt first


Best advice that I've seen about this error
Quote:
What you're looking for will be in one of the following categories:

a) BIOS bug
b) a driver whose activity is causing the target processor to lock up
c) a hardware defect (temperature, voltage, dust, RFI, outright borkedness...)
So, check the drivers
Then check the inside of the case (temperature, voltage, dust, etc).
Then run some hardware stress tests

Quote:
Try this free video stress test: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
Try this free stress test: Free Software - GIMPS
Quote:
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead.
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.
Then try replacing parts.
Then look up the versions of your BIOS to see what changes were done.[/QUOTE]
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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