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Windows 7: BSOD with SLI both playing games and general multitasking on Win 7


03 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
BSOD with SLI both playing games and general multitasking on Win 7

Hello,

I'd be so grateful if you could solve this problem. I've just installed a second 560ti in SLI and get constant BSOD both playing games and multitasking.

OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? I purchased from a retailer
Age of system (hardware) Some less than 3 days old and some about 8 months old
Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? No, around 8 months old

CPU - AMD Phenom II 955 3.2GHz
Video Card - Nvidia 560ti SLI
MotherBoard - Sabertooth 990FX
Power Supply - brand & wattage - Corsair HX850 850 watt PSU

System Manufacturer Custom built
Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 


These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.


* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.




Memtest.
Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.


RAM - Test with Memtest86+






Driver Verifier

Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

If you are using win 8 add these

- Concurrency Stress Test
- DDI compliance checking

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen.
Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly.
The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.
If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.


If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

Sysnative Forums

Driver Reference Table


Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier (Windows Drivers)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks a lot for finding close to the cause, seeing as this could take a while and I have to get up for work I will run memtest tomorrow and also Driver Verifier and report any problems to this thread.

Again thanks a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I am currently running memtest86 at home, it'll be running for 9 hours-ish. I am testing with both sticks in their normal slots to see if any errors occur, if they do I'll try one on it's own and that should single out the problem, providing it is a memory fault.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.


* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.




Memtest.
Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.


RAM - Test with Memtest86+






Driver Verifier

Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

If you are using win 8 add these

- Concurrency Stress Test
- DDI compliance checking

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen.
Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly.
The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.
If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.


If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

Sysnative Forums

Driver Reference Table


Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier (Windows Drivers)
In the attached file I have attached the latest dump file of the crash (I forced it like you stated, did this by enabling SLI and playing a game. Got about 1 minute in and BS'd. This also happens whilst general multi-tasking) and an image file of my computer running 9 hours of memtest86 and getting 5 passes and 0 errors. However, notice how the RAM settings are at 666MHz and the DDR setting at 1333? When mine is suppose to be 1600Mhz, is this normal?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Not driver verified and related to your video driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Not driver verified and related to your video driver.
Are you saying the dump file isn't correct?

Or that it's not driver verified and that's the problem is related to my video driver? If so, do you know what the driver is that's causing the issue?

Thanks a lot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ichimaru View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Not driver verified and related to your video driver.
Are you saying the dump file isn't correct?

Or that it's not driver verified and that's the problem is related to my video driver? If so, do you know what the driver is that's causing the issue?

Thanks a lot!

Sorry. Either verifier was not enabled or the drivers being verified didnt include the video driver.

Yes the problem is related to the video driver and it is specifically named. That doesnt mean it cant be the card, power, heat, etc.

we need more DMP files to spot trends and having then verified would help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ichimaru View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Not driver verified and related to your video driver.
Are you saying the dump file isn't correct?

Or that it's not driver verified and that's the problem is related to my video driver? If so, do you know what the driver is that's causing the issue?

Thanks a lot!

Sorry. Either verifier was not enabled or the drivers being verified didnt include the video driver.

Yes the problem is related to the video driver and it is specifically named. That doesnt mean it cant be the card, power, heat, etc.

we need more DMP files to spot trends and having then verified would help.
Oh I see, well during reboot my computer did blue screen and I had to restore, do you think it restored before I modified driver verifier? And when I get the blue screen it always blames it on the file called nvlddmkm.sys


Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I've zipped up 4 DMP files, hopefully this time it shows the correct information. I followed the DV guide step-by-step. My computer didn't let me boot into windows I had to System Restore, I kept tapping f8 for more options but all that came up was my MOBO options for booting into my HDD or optical. I chose to System Restore, and forced the crash like I said in my last post. I then turned off DV by deleting existing settings, I then zipped up 4 DMP files and these include 3 from yesterday and 1 from the one I did just now.

Thanks for your time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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