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Windows 7: 5 BSOD in 4 weeks on new build

12 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)
5 BSOD in 4 weeks on new build

I have just built a new computer. And have gotten 5 BSOD (Stop errors) already. 4 In the first 2 weeks. 1 two weeks later.

Errors Codes are as follows:

I didnt write the codes down the first 2 times.

3rd time getting BSOD:
*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006F8, 0xFFFFF80003888F72) 
4th time getting BSOD:
*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006F8, 0xFFFFF80003888F72) 
*** dxgmms1.sys - address FFFFF880061B2360 base at FFFFF880061A2000, DateStamp 4ce799c1 
5th time getting BSOD:
*** STOP: 0x0000003B (0X00000000C0000005, 0xFFFFF96000093BFA, 0xFFFFF88008B0C210, 0x0000000000000000)
*** win32k.sys - Address FFFFF96000093BFA base at FFFFF96000010000, DateStamp 4d2415ea

6th time:
***STOP: 0x000000BE (0xFFFFF960002E22D8, 0x80900003ED6AC021, 0xFFFFF88002A64960, 0x000000000000000B)
***     win32k.sys - Address FFFFF96000103977 base at FFFFF96000040000, DateStamp 4d2415ea
My system is as follows:

-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 w/ ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
-2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL (16GB total)
-Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (mainly have OS on here, and heavy programs like my DAW's)
-2 Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives (4gb total. In RAID 1 Mirror, 2 partitions: P: 195gb for programs and the rest S: 1.62gb for stoarage)
-ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
-GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
-Philips Internal Drive SPD2415BD DVD 20x ReWriter SPD2415BD/17 IDE
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (MSDN version)
-Presonas Firestudio Project Firewire recording interface
-2 monitors set up as follows: Samsung 226bw (s version) via DVI cable plugged into top DVI port of my video card. And a Gateway 700G 17 inch monitor Via DVI/HDMI adapter on bottom port of my video card via HDMI to DVI cable (i didnt have another DVI cable lying around).
-I use the onboard optical out to optical in on a nice Denon DTS precision audio recivier (with 5.1 speaker setup)
-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

What I can say what i was doing when i got the blue screens:

-first two times all i know is i was in ventrilo (voice comunication program) using a usb mic and one of those times i was playing Team Fortress 2
-thrid and forth times i was recording with my Presonas Firestudio Project interface.
-5th crash i was away. i dont think i had anything major running and the screens were off and i was out of the room.

So far i have done the following to try to fix this error:
-Disk Defrag on all drives
-Maleware (0 threats)
-IoBit secutry 360 (0 threats)
-AVG free (1 threat removed)
-CCleaner (both registry and disk clean)
-Driver Max and updated every Driver
-Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool with 0 problems.
-Prime95 (359 Torture Tests in 8 hours, 14 minutes with 0 errors and 0 warnings)
-AS SSD to see my drivers. got this:
AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4067.34354
Name: C300-CTFDDAC064M SCSI Disk Device
Firmware: 0006 
Controller: ahcix64s
Offset: 103424 K - OK
Size: 59.62 GB
Date: 3/26/2011 11:56:01 AM
AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4067.34354
Name: AMD 1X2 Mirror/RAID1 SCSI Disk Device
Firmware: 1.10
Controller: ahcix64s
Offset: 132096 K - OK
Size: 1862.64 GB
Date: 3/26/2011 11:55:34 AM
AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4067.34354
Name: AMD 1X2 Mirror/RAID1 SCSI Disk Device
Firmware: 1.10
Controller: ahcix64s
Offset: 204932096 K - OK
Size: 1862.64 GB
Date: 3/26/2011 11:55:03 AM
(C is my SSD with windows 7 on it and P and S are 2 partitions i set up on my RAID 1 Sata drives for Programs and Storage)

-Ran Windows Action Center and got this:
Driver software installation
Problem: Could not install driver software
Files that help describe the problem:
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

-I have ran a check Disk on all 3 partitions just after crash 4
C: (my SSD) 0 problems, 0 bad sectors.
S: (1.62TB Partition on my RAID 1 drives for storage) 0 problems, 0 bad sectors
P: (200gb partition on my RAID 1 drives for programs)
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Programs.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
7680 file records processed.
File verification completed.
0 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
9000 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
7680 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
661 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
9177824 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
204799999 KB total disk space.
26162916 KB in 6907 files.
3300 KB in 662 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
89295 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
178544488 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
51199999 total allocation units on disk.
44636122 allocation units available on disk.
I ran it with /F and it fixed the problem.but still got BSOD after this (5th crash)

Thoughts of possible suspects:
-sound card driver issues
-when i first installed windows Pagefile.sys and hibernate.sys were huge so i disabled hibernate and somehow disabled Pagefile.sys but I forget how.
these files were like 13gb large! i had to do something about it on my 64gb ssd that is already only 59gb. and with 16gb of ram i didnt think it would ever be a problem.
-I didnt manually format P and S partitions when i first installed. they were brand new drives. i had to set them up in Disk Manager by right clicking in it and choosing "New Simple Volume..."
-monitor issues? maybe the cableing on the second monitor is messing with something (DVI to HDMI converter on vid card with a HDMI to DVI cable to monitor). i just didnt have another DVI lying around). 2 different resolutions, sizes and aspect ratios?

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12 Apr 2011   #2

Seven ultimate 32bit

Just remember when running Ccleaner to deselect the Index.dat and history if working coporate.. You might need those in the future.
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12 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)

I didnt run cCleaner after the last crash. i might have ran iobits that found 2 infections. how else can i insure that im getting proper dumps. could i have disabled that option somewhere when disabling my PageFile.sys?
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13 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)

ok crashed again today while playing DOD:S

BSOD code:

***STOP: 0x000000BE (0xFFFFF960002E22D8, 0x80900003ED6AC021, 0xFFFFF88002A64960, 0x000000000000000B)

*** win32k.sys - Address FFFFF96000103977 base at FFFFF96000040000, DateStamp 4d2415ea

i restarted and ran the test immediately.
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13 Apr 2011   #5

Seven ultimate 32bit

Have you ran a CHKDSK using /R?:)
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13 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)

I have run it with /R but i did again just in case and found no errors no bad sectors.

I enabled my PageFile.sys again to see if that helps. its huge though at over 13gb now. sigh. takes up a lot of my small SSD.
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14 Apr 2011   #7

Seven ultimate 32bit

Have you tried cleaning your gold edges of the RAM with a rubber? It always helps defying the problem at hand. Just remember to touch some metal parts of your caseing before touching the RAM(To avoid static).. After a good clean give it a try..
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14 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)

they are brand new. clean out of the box. also it gives no errors when i ran a 8 hour stress test. you really think this could be the problem?

I also want to add that my system hickups a bit currently. as in when i type something into say a web browser it some times takes a sec to appear. like i type something, the cursor pauses, i see nothing of what i just typed then it quickly jumps and all that i typed shows up. you know what i mean? this shouldnt happen with my set up. at all. its doing something behind the scenes.

I might just try a reformat. I've ran tests on my ram, cpu, hdd's with no errors. could be a video card or audio card problem though. could be anything. dam bluescreens being so mysterious.

did that last test dump right? I'm not sure what to look for. but i like to learn
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14 Apr 2011   #9

Seven ultimate 32bit

Download & run FURMARK and let it run for a while(To stress test your GPU)... Keep a close look at the TEMP of your GPU..Also download the latest ATI drivers but before install,uninstall the old drivers & restart... There is a good tool to use with your display its called ATIExperttool..You can set a couple of settings by using this like fan speed ect.

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
ATI Tray Tools specs and Tweaks Software specifications - CNET Downloads
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14 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (MSDN)

ok i did some stress tests:

First i did a Burn-In test for 30 minutes @ full screen Resolution: 1680x1050 (FS) - AA:2 samples:
max temp 81, avg fps 25, max fan speed 47%

then some menchmarks at 1 min each one right after the other with little time in between to cool off:

-BM 1 SCORE:1488 points (24 FPS, 60000 ms) FPS: min:22, max:31, avg:24 - OPTIONS: DynBkg
-BM 2 SCORE:943 points (15 FPS, 60000 ms) FPS: min:13, max:19, avg:15 - OPTIONS: DynCam
-BM 3 SCORE:1318 points (21 FPS, 60000 ms) FPS: min:22, max:23, avg:21 - OPTIONS: none (burn in)
-BM 4 SCORE:646 points (10 FPS, 60000 ms) FPS: min:11, max:12, avg:10 - OPTIONS: XB
-BM 5 SCORE:2179 points (36 FPS, 60000 ms) FPS: min:34, max:40, avg:36 - OPTIONS: FX

no crashes. temps look good.

*also worth reiterating i am running 2 screens. one 16:10 @ 1680X1050 via DVI and one 4:3 @ 1280X1024 via DVI/HDMI converter to HDMI/DVI cable. stress tests on my 16:10 widescreen samsung.
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