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Windows 7: Is this a faulty RAM module? Need verification.

17 Jan 2011   #1
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is this a faulty RAM module? Need verification.

Hi, after recently building my new PC, many BSOD's started popping up. This happened usually while gaming, but also randomly. Many BSOD's including irql not less or equal, system service exception, page fault in nonpaged area. Games would also sometimes crash. After updating all drivers, it still happened. Rolled back some, still happened. So I decided to use 1 stick at a time, stick1 let me run for 6hrs plus before I booted and ran it through memtest86 v3.5a 5 times- 0 errors. Stick2, same slot, second test produced 26 errors in test 7, averaging 14 errors. I ran memtest v3.4 with stick2 twice, 0 errors, then again with memtest v3.5a and again, 26 errors found. Is stick2 defective hardware? And ultimately the cause of my frustrating BSOD's? Will rerun tests on both tonight. Any help would be greatly appreciated, kinda new to this stuff.

Edit: ok did stick2 again, came up with 26 yet again, then zoomed up to 57 later in the same test.


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17 Jan 2011   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

First ... if your machine is crashing with a BSOD, we need the actual .dmp files for analysis ... please follow the directions here .... Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions ... If memtest86 is reporting any errors it most likely means that the module is bad, and needs to be replaced ..
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17 Jan 2011   #3
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, will do, should of read the rules before posting. Good to know I may have found the source of my problem after much misery lol
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17 Jan 2011   #4
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here it is.

edit: just realised I ran all those tests with only the presumably faulty RAM module installed, if both are required for your evaluation please say so.
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17 Jan 2011   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your .dmp file is blaming dxgmms1.sys.. (part of Nvidias' graphic driver) ... Use Driver Sweeper to completely remove and reinstall the latesest version from Nvidias' website....

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff8800551f983, fffff88009639d10, 0}

Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidMmDestroyAllocation+43 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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This driver is out of date and needs to be updated...

Code:
athrx.sys    Mon May 19 22:43:58 2008 (48323AEE) ... Atheros Wireless LAN driver ... SMC Networks - SUPPORT EN_USA
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17 Jan 2011   #6
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah I had the latest Nvidia graphics driver, and my friend made me use driver sweeper to reinstall, then tried an older driver that he used. Still got BSOD.

Edit: and also did have the latest driver for my wireless card, then reinstalled the disk version.. I was trying all different combinations trying to get it right. Wireless now updated.

Edit: Im I've now been playing with my RAM module2 the suposedly faulty RAM for 4 hours, no BSOD yet.
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17 Jan 2011   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well, it's still the cause of this crash ... if updating to the latest driver doesn't resolve it, you may want to test your system with a different card...
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17 Jan 2011   #8
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, thats no good, could Nvidia have released a bad driver? I defiantly don't have access to another graphics card : /. Also about the RAM - take it back? could that have caused some BSOD's?

EDIT: A throught, can the integrated graphics in the M4N98TD-EVO run the system? That way I could check it.

EDIT: New thought, I could game all day tomorrow with my good RAM stick and see if I get a BSOD, that way I will know if there are other factors. God this is a pain, I already had a defective hard drive, now RAM and its been less than a week since I built it. Is this really uncommon?
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17 Jan 2011   #9
n00bst3r

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tried testing a stick this morning, on second pass got 'Unexpected interrupt - halting CPU'. Very strange.. Anyone know what this means? I believe I've had an interrupt before.
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