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Windows 7: Random BSOD & Applications crashing

23 Aug 2012   #1
theDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Random BSOD & Applications crashing

Hi,

Having completed a self build (MSI X79A-GD45 (8D), Intel Core i73820, Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT 220) a few weeks ago I have been getting random BSOD (mostly referring to ntoskrnl.exe, but others are listed also). BSOD reports Memory_Management, PFN_List_Corrupt amongst others.

Also random applications (such as IE, Firefox, Thunderbird & gadgets) stop working and have to close, sometimes repeatedly. A re-boot usually gets them working again and the BSOD and application crashes dont always happen at the same time.

I should also say that during the build the RAM was configured as Quad channel (as per manufaturer instructions). I installed windows, and Motherboard utilities, but then the PC would not boot. It came down to the Memory config and a problem in Quad channel. Installing it as Triple channel allowed it to boot (all modules and Dimm slots were tested individually and found to be ok).

Could the BSOD be related to this issue? Or is there something else going on?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.


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23 Aug 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Looks like your hunch might be valid.
Test memory
Run for 8 passes.
Then test each stick in a good slot for 6 passes.
If you have dual channel, the results may be incorrect, if shows pass.
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
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23 Aug 2012   #3
theDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks - i'll try the memtest and post results.
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29 Oct 2012   #4
kanarczysko

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and? problem gone?
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31 Oct 2012   #5
theDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sent the mainboard back to manufacturer (MSI) as their tech support thought it may be faulty. Will post update when I hear back.

Thanks
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