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Windows 7: BSOD occuring at random

12 Dec 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs and sorry for the late reply have been doing a lot of very long early shifts


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04 Jan 2013   #12
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
It finally happened again.

Hey guys.

Finally got the BSOD to occur again. Once again no one was at the computer when it happened, so no clues as to a unified cause for the error.

Anyway the BSOD error stats as follows:

Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error

Any ideas?
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04 Jan 2013   #13
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
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The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
*If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
information   Information
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.
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09 Jan 2013   #14
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Frick me this testing is gonna take a while. *sigh*
I'll let you know the results when I get done with the testing.

Thanks for all your patience guys.
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09 Jan 2013   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum Kool Kat I wonder if it is worth doing a ADWCleaner run too - I found it really good at picking up a fair bit of crap even on my Ivy B
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Wolfgang hang in there mate it is worth it in the end.
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14 Jan 2013   #16
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok I've completed the first round of testing. (All sticks tested in slot 0)
As far as I can tell Stick 1 failed the 8th pass of the test. The rest all passed, some running up to the 13th run of the test.

However I actually got another BSOD error whilst using stick 3. This is even after it passed the 8 rounds of testing.

I'm now moving on the testing them all in Slot 1. But is this kind of odd that the stick 3 could pass the memtest but still experience a BSOD?
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14 Jan 2013   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfgangs246 View Post
Ok I've completed the first round of testing. (All sticks tested in slot 0)
As far as I can tell Stick 1 failed the 8th pass of the test. The rest all passed, some running up to the 13th run of the test.

However I actually got another BSOD error whilst using stick 3. This is even after it passed the 8 rounds of testing.

I'm now moving on the testing them all in Slot 1. But is this kind of odd that the stick 3 could pass the memtest but still experience a BSOD?
Certainly sounds like something wrong with either the slot and sticks (compatibility)- just as matter of curiosity are the sticks all the same brand and if they are - were they purchased as a set of two or four? I have found sometimes in the past that sticks that are not "related" don't work real well together as opposed to a matched pair or quad set.

I am just trying to work through every eventuality if you are wondering as the machine's behaviour is quite erratic eh?
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14 Jan 2013   #18
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I bought the 4 sticks as a single set, the packagaing put them in 2 separate packages of 2 sticks each.
They are all the same model.

Not sure if that answered your query?
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15 Jan 2013   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfgangs246 View Post
I bought the 4 sticks as a single set, the packagaing put them in 2 separate packages of 2 sticks each.
They are all the same model.

Not sure if that answered your query?
Yes mate it did that means they were probably from the same batch of sticks produced therefore increasing the chance of them being equally balanced. Like say producing a batch of red BMW cars one week then three weeks later the same thing the chances of the colour being absolutely identical would be debatable if you see what I mean. i5 chips are really just not quite good enough i7 chips for example

Now it is looking more like a motherboard problem but just as matter of curiosity try checking the PSU outputs this could be a problem with stable volts to the motherboard. Do you know how to check the PSU? If not post back and I will try find the tutorial on doing that.
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15 Jan 2013   #20
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

You mean check the voltage going to the RAM slots?
If this is the same setting that you use to OC your RAM, then I think I know where it is in the BIOS.

I also noticed that something called ECC isn't enabled on my RAM config. IS this something that may be relevant?
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