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Windows 7: Another BSOD interesting situation. Community help needed!

13 Jan 2011   #1
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Another BSOD interesting situation. Community help needed!

Hi there.

BSODs is happening randomly on an older PC running Windows 7 ultimate x86 (32-bit). OS installation is 2 months old. It is full retail version.
Sometimes system remains stable for like 3 days and then, for no particular reason, it crashes few times a day. Help needed! TY in advance.

PC config:

Motherboard: Gigabyte 8L848P-G
CPU: Prescott, Pentium 4 HT, 3GHZ, 1mb L2 cashe
RAM: 2x512MB, both DDR1-400, PC3200, Kingmax and Kingston
GPU: GeForce MX440, nVidia NV17, 64mb
HDD: SATA Seagate, 160 gb and SATA2 Samsung 7200, 1tb

Zips:


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13 Jan 2011   #2
raceb4us

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Dolke, I looked at a few of your DMP files and noticed this a few times.

BugCheck 1000008E, {c000001d, 91d3280f, 80d9995c, 0}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Followup: memory_corruption
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You may have a DRAM module with an issue. Please try runnng memtest86 on your system. Can be found here.
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13 Jan 2011   #3
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Already done that m8.

Several passes with no errors. Also tested separate and together.
Also, I changed my AV software. Removed Avast free av, and installed Avira free AV. That helped a little, as BSODs are not that often as before.

Ty for the suggestion though.
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13 Jan 2011   #4
raceb4us

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome. Would it be possible to run your DRAM modules at 333MHz and see if it doesn't help with your issue?
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14 Jan 2011   #5
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

You mean to manually adjust DRAM frequency in the BIOS?
I'll give it a shoot. Just to say that this same config runs windows XP without this issue, as I have dual boot.
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14 Jan 2011   #6
raceb4us

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The vast majority of your systems BSODs point to memory corruption. Windows 7 is less of a burden on hardware than Vista is but it does tax your system more than Windows XP.
Do you know if the chipset on your board is Intel or Nvidia, if so which model?
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15 Jan 2011   #7
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

@raceb4us

I found specifications of the mobo on the Gigabyte site. LINK

According to that specification page, mobo it is based on the Intel chipset.
North Bridge : Intel® 848P MCH
South Bridge : Intel® ICH5

P.S. I'll try to manually slow down the speed of the DRAM in BIOS later on today as Im not in the office right now.
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15 Jan 2011   #8
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

@raceb4us

I investigated through my BIOS searching the way to slow down memory frequency and this is what I found:

1st, I already have latest stable BIOS version for the mobo (F5 v.).
There are 2 options in advance frequency/voltage tab:

1. Memory Frequency by DRAM SPD data > I can make changes
2. Memory Frequency (Mhz) > I cannot change this setting and currently it shows 400 Mhz.

This first option that I can change I can set to one of the following values: 1.33 , 1.66 , 2.0 , AUTO.
Right now it is set to AUTO.

Also there is warning msg next to this option: "Wrong freq. may make system cant boot. Clear CMOS to overcome wrong freq. issue."

Hope this helps you to help me
Regards.
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17 Jan 2011   #9
raceb4us

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Dolke, I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

You mentioned earlier that you had run Memtest on single modules, but have you tried running Windows with only one memory module? If it crashes with one module, than try the other one.

Some of your drivers are from 2005/2006, but considering the age of your components it is expected. I don't think you can much about that.
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17 Jan 2011   #10
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hi raceb4us, it really was. Hope u had the same.

I didn't run windows with only one module. Will 7 work with only 512mb of ram?
I'll give it a shoot, but even if it works that way I don't think it will be usable...

U said that mostly all issues pinpoint to memory corruption. Is it possible that modules are to hot at some point? Can overheating be the problem, and if can is there some tool to view memory temperature?

ty
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