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Windows 7: Monthly BSOD, Hardware Failure, No Idea what it is!

21 Dec 2013   #1
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Monthly BSOD, Hardware Failure, No Idea what it is!

For the first time ever, I built a PC in late July. Since the first week of owning it, I have gotten the same BSOD once a month, at least. The BSOD's almost all occurred while gaming as well. I also have experienced 5-10 PC freezes, and I am at a loss. I have run Prime95 and Intel's diagnostic program, and the CPU has passed both fine. I have yet to run Memtest though, mostly because I am a bit fearful of stress testing and don't really know how long to do it for (surprised I even did any with my CPU) and just am worried that pushing it to it's max will shorten its life. I have not stressed tested my GPU, and figured it wasn't the problem as the GPU is at full load a lot of times during most days and these blue screens occur about once a month.

My hard drives seemed to cause a problem because of the frequent freezes. I also cannot put my PC to sleep, because it almost always freezes at the welcome screen when it wakes. I ran SeaTools diagnostics for my hard drive, but it froze my PC instantly. I have two of the same hard drive, but it only freezes at this moment when I have both hooked up. I cloned my main drive to my secondary drive and tried booting with each one hooked up individually. In both cases, I did not freeze when running SeaTools. Both drives also passed its diagnostic tests.

So, here I am, at a huge loss. I have tried several other forums, but people rarely answer and mostly just say to update drivers, which I have already done. I don't know what else I can do. I uploaded the crash dumps in case anyone wants to have a go at it, I really hope there is something I am missing. Thanks for your time and help.


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21 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello and welcome Rayz mate the memtest would be a good run

MEMTEST

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.htmlthis one you will need to make a bootable disk set the BIOSto optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair time to complete andsome leave it running overnight.


But first run these and delete any rubbish you find with the malware scans the ADW just run the Clean button when done.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< DO NOT runon a SSD

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer


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21 Dec 2013   #3
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Can the freezing issues I mentioned, especially since I can replicate one with SeaTools only with both drives plugged in, be indicative of anything though? And can memtest run the risk of damaging RAM from stressing it? I also don't have much cooling focused on the RAM and am worried about too much heat damaging it too.
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21 Dec 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

No mate from what you have told us it sounds like you have a dodgy drive or at least one of them. Try unplugging the non OS drive and see what happens.
The memtest is ok to use and no I have never heard of it damaging the sticks as it only tests the chips by read / writing info to them and if that doesn't conform with the correct parameters it will show up as an error. It really is no different to the normal use of the sticks except as I said the amount of info that is put through during the test.
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21 Dec 2013   #5
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. I have tried using only one drive but I can't replicate a bod since it happens only once a month. Idk what u can do otherwise to test it.
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21 Dec 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

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

Ray you say it only happens once a month is that a regular time or random? That in itself sounds very odd to me if it is a regular say around the 1st of each month it sounds very much like something has been planted in the machine or you have a setting on some software that is triggered at monthly intervals.
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21 Dec 2013   #7
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Oh no. It just happensonly in roughly one month intervals
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21 Dec 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

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

So it is intermittent then within the monthly time frame?

Look I am out for just a while in a minute but will respond in due course.

Can you run Speccy for us and give us some temps and info like that please?
Speccy - Download

Tp download screenshots Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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21 Dec 2013   #9
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Running memtest at the moment, halfway through my 4th pass after running it for 6 and a half hours so far and no errors =/

Also I think I can rule out heat as a problem. My idle temps are about 30-34 Celsius for CPU and motherboard, and about 27 for GPU, and low 30s for HDD's. While gaming, which is when the crashes usually occur, the cpu temps are high 40s to mid 50s. Sometimes it can go higher, but not often. GPU can be between low to high 60s.

Praying a RAM stick fails.
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21 Dec 2013   #10
RayzTheRoof

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Also, are 4 runs enough?
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