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Windows 7: Random BSOD, Error ntoskrnl.exe+cca4a

17 Dec 2013   #11
thunderkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok mate I might just ask for some help here as it sounds to me like the HDD is either badly corrupted or failing or even the board.
Thanks for the heads-up, will try to look into that. So far I haven't really tested the board.

@Arc
I already tested all of my sticks a couple of days ago with at least 10 passes on each one, the third one failed after the 6th pass so I replaced it with a clean spare

I was thinking of doing stress tests on my CPU and graphics card but I'm worried that I might fry either one or both of them and I wouldn't have anything to replace them on hand. As for the motherboard, I've flashed it to the latest version years back and they've stopped support for LGA1366 boards

@rvcjew
How will I know if my RAM slots are bad or failing? Cleaned them up a day ago at iCit2lol's suggestion

Thanks for the help guys, will try doing Arc's suggestion in the meantime


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17 Dec 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A bad slot will show up as errors in memtest. did it pass with all of your RAM installed? Also if the RAM sticks aren't matched it can cause issues too, even if the same brans and model but purchased at different times.





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17 Dec 2013   #13
thunderkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
A bad slot will show up as errors in memtest. did it pass with all of your RAM installed? Also if the RAM sticks aren't matched it can cause issues too, even if the same brans and model but purchased at different times.
All of my sticks that I use now passed Memtest with no errors

They're also the same model and I bought them at the same time years ago
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18 Dec 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Ok Thunder this might sound a little odd but to eliminate it do this
PSU- Jump Start

for a reference
PowerSupply 101: A Reference Of Specifications - Power Supplies asyou will see there is a +/- 5% variance that can make all the difference so11.4v is way too low and 12.6v way too high.

Plus remember correct bolts do not mean correct current (amps - in turn watts)


Just take note of the reference to Power_Good in section 2 and the volts at pin 8 (grey cable) it has to be between 2.4v and 6.0v for the timer chip to fire the system up outside those parameters and the machine will crash as it means the volts to the board are either likely to damage it or not enough to run the board / system.
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19 Dec 2013   #15
thunderkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I just ran Prime95 for 2 hours and everything passed and a few hours later I ran Furmark for 10-15 minutes and didn't experience any artifacts, is it safe to assume that my CPU and graphics card are not the problem?

@ICit2lol: Do you think my PSU has a voltage problem?
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19 Dec 2013   #16
rvcjew

Win 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderkiss View Post
So I just ran Prime95 for 2 hours and everything passed and a few hours later I ran Furmark for 10-15 minutes and didn't experience any artifacts, is it safe to assume that my CPU and graphics card are not the problem?

@ICit2lol: Do you think my PSU has a voltage problem?
that psu is more than enough to power that system unless it is having fluctuations. is your psu hot to the touch in operation? i mean the top of it not the back, it should run fairly cool since it should run at like 50% load at most. you could use a program to monitor and log your voltages for like 24 hours and see if they start to fluctuate more than what they should be. AIDIA64 does this but idk how accurate it is.
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19 Dec 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A PSU can cause a multitude of issues that mimic other hardware problems and is often overlooked in diagnoses. Rvcjew has a good idea with AIDA64 and getting at least a 24 hour log of output. One can test OK on the bench and fail under a booted, running system.

This HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting is another way to check as well. Ignore the big green Download button, the program is over to the right, a white lightning bolt in a red square, 1.24 Setup.

Your PSU may be fine but it will help eliminate one item.
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19 Dec 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderkiss View Post
So I just ran Prime95 for 2 hours and everything passed and a few hours later I ran Furmark for 10-15 minutes and didn't experience any artifacts, is it safe to assume that my CPU and graphics card are not the problem?

@ICit2lol: Do you think my PSU has a voltage problem?
Sorry late reply mate have been away again no I am not suggesting it has a problem but as Britton says it is really to eliminate that source as a problem area. It takes very little time to check and it might just be your problem.
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20 Dec 2013   #19
thunderkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
A PSU can cause a multitude of issues that mimic other hardware problems and is often overlooked in diagnoses. Rvcjew has a good idea with AIDA64 and getting at least a 24 hour log of output. One can test OK on the bench and fail under a booted, running system.

This HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting is another way to check as well. Ignore the big green Download button, the program is over to the right, a white lightning bolt in a red square, 1.24 Setup.

Your PSU may be fine but it will help eliminate one item.
Okay so I got HWMonitor installed, do I just leave it like that for 24 hours because I don't see that much options in the menu.

Also, how do I use AIDA64? Wouldn't the stress test fry my system?
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21 Dec 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

With HWmonitor open, press Ctrl+S to start monitoring. AIDA64 should not fry your system.
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