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Windows 7: Random BSODs at odd intervals

31 Jul 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Karl - the later versions (post-2009) of AVG are not known to cause BSODs anymore. If AVG is showing as the probable cause of a BSOD, it is far more likely the network adapter drivers are the real cause. In this case, it looks like the cause is a combination of bad RAM and old network adapter drivers.
Jonathan,

Thanks. I must have had the misfortune of running across several people with old versions of AVG.

Karl


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31 Jul 2012   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Check the timestamps on the AVG drivers, as well as the network adapter drivers. Not to say you won't ever run across an installation that's acting up with something, but certainly rarely enough we can't go around indiscriminately recommending removals.
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01 Aug 2012   #13
LUCARiO

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Why would it be showing as AVG but then be the network drivers? Well I've uninstalled AVG and installed MSE, mainly because AVG was becoming a nuisance anyway. I updated the drivers like you said and after that I was still having problems. I'll wait and see if I still have BSOD without it, but then I'm thinking I need to test which part of my PC is faulty. I'm tossing up whether I should do a rebuild or not, but if I do then I was going to skip out on the RAM and GPU because I though it was a CPU problem, but now it might not be. Could you get any conclusive evidence from that memtest result?
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01 Aug 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Lucario,

how many memory sticks are in your compuer?

If more than one, then remove all except for one of them.

Now your system will run slower, that is true, but are you getting any bsods?

Also, practical advise: Memory tests can increase your CPU temps.

High temps cause more problems.

boils down to I suggest directing a fan at the computer to keep temps down while testing.

Now another piece of practical advise, and I know others will disagee, but practically speaking after 4 passes and no error showing up you are fine.

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There are many factors which contribute to a BSOD. Frequently, the BSOD itself is a secondary result of other factors.

When one is lucky, the BSOD dumps will nail the culprit. This is not always the case.

To give me a feel of your system, and all others, who pass by and don't want to dig thru the uploaded .ZIP file, would you please fill out your system specs:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
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thanks,
karl
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01 Aug 2012   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd recommend replacing the RAM on the basis of that memory test. Memtest86 showed one error, and I'm not sure if I can remember it ever misfiring.
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01 Aug 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

the program doesn't hiccup, but rams do.
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01 Aug 2012   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
the program doesn't hiccup, but rams do.
Yes - hence BSODs.
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01 Aug 2012   #18
LUCARiO

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Because I'm lazy for the time being, I'll paste a snapshot summary of my system from speccy.

I have 4 sticks, each is 2GB each I believe.
I will try reseating the RAM if necessary, however, as odd as it seems, now that I have AVG uninstalled I haven't had a BSOD. However I will give it until the end of the day, and I think I might be able to pick up the SSD today as well. All these things considered I will see if I need to replace parts.

The weirdest thing I saw about that memtest result was that usually when I have run it with dodgy RAM it has shown a slew of bad sectors, though this time it didn't make much sense with the error.
I had trouble with RAM before to do with the clock timings that the Motherboard had set them to, but I had since changed them and thought they were ok. I will look into it more though, and see if I need to do anything else.
I'll leave the post unsolved for the meantime, but let you guys know how I do. Thanks so much for the help

Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 31 C
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
8.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (7-7-7-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-890GPA-UD3H (Socket M2)
Graphics
VS248 @ 1920x1080
VS248 @ 1920x1080
VS248 @ 1920x1080
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device (SATA) 27 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS324 B ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
AMD High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
Installation Date: 25 September 2010, 18:25
Serial Number: BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
Windows Security Center
Firewall Enabled
Antivirus Disabled
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Disabled
fault Config Proxy Bypass
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01 Aug 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Lucario,
do us all a favor and make it possible for any one looking at the thread at any point in time to be able to view your specs by putting them into your System Specs as specified in the procedure.

I'll await your completed System Specs before proceeding.
thanks,
karl
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02 Aug 2012   #20
LUCARiO

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, so I've gone and added the details! Now I'm installing Win7 on the new SSD and getting odd BSOD now.

STOP: 0c0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000420, 0xFFFFF880012AB7BE, 0xFFFFF880009A8A58, 0xFFFFF880009A8180)

Any ideas on this one?!
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