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Windows 7: Getting random BSOD multiple times a day! Please help!!!

16 May 2011   #1
teknic111

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Getting random BSOD multiple times a day! Please help!!!

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? Win7 x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail version
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 year
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) I have re-installed the OS and same BSOD still occurs.


This definitely seems to be a hardware problem, but I can't seem to pinpoint it. I have changed out my video card, sound card, and memory chips, but the problem still persist. I've also checked my temps and they all seem to be in normal ranges. All drivers and Bios are up to date.

Here are my system specs, and I am not overclocked...

Intel I7 980x @ 3.33GHz
Asus Rampage III Extreme
6 Gigs Muskin Redline
EVGA GTX 480
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Intel x25-m 80gig SSD
1.5TB SATA 3.0GB/s HD
Windows 7 64-Bit

Thanks in advance!!!


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16 May 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teknic111 View Post
Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? Win7 x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail version
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 year
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) I have re-installed the OS and same BSOD still occurs.


This definitely seems to be a hardware problem, but I can't seem to pinpoint it. I have change out my video card, sound card, and memory chips, but the problem still persist. I've also checked my temps and they all seem to be in normal ranges. All drivers and Bios are up to date.

Here are my system specs, and I am not overclocked...

Intel I7 980x @ 3.33GHz
Asus Rampage III Extreme
6 Gigs Muskin Redline
EVGA GTX 480
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Intel x25-m 80gig SSD
1.5TB SATA 3.0GB/s HD
Windows 7 64-Bit

Thanks in advance!!!
All of these are virtually identical and point to hardware. I have a hunch this is the real problem

1-ASACPI.SYS a major cause of BSOD's in the 2005 rev.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE http://support.asus.com/download/dow...ge=en-us&os=30
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).


and if not

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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16 May 2011   #3
teknic111

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

OK, I downloaded the ATK0110 from Asus, but before I install it, how can I check and see what version is currently installed?
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16 May 2011   #4
teknic111

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Nevermind, I figured it out. The driver I'm using is up to date, so that can't be it.

Is there any way to pin point what hardware is causing this the problem, or should I just chalk it up to a faulty motherboard and RMA it?
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16 May 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teknic111 View Post
Nevermind, I figured it out. The driver I'm using is up to date, so that can't be it.

Is there any way to pin point what hardware is causing this the problem, or should I just chalk it up to a faulty motherboard and RMA it?
Could be the motherboard or ram and if both are under warranty it is a quick way to enure its fixed.
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16 May 2011   #6
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teknic111 View Post
Nevermind, I figured it out. The driver I'm using is up to date, so that can't be it.
If the driver is from 2005 it needs replacing as zigzag said.
Did the Device Manager tell you it was up to date by any chance? Another case of it being wrong I'm afraid. You need to change the driver manually.

Driver Install - Manual method
  1. Download the driver and extract it to a folder
  2. Open the Device Manager
  3. Right click the device you wish to change the drivers for. You can select Properties > Driver > Driver Details to check you have the right device.
  4. Choose Update Driver Software.
  5. Select Browse My Computer For Driver Software.
  6. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  7. Select Have disk...
  8. Select Browse..
  9. Navigate to the extracted folder and double click on the .inf file
  10. Hit OK, then Next and the driver(s) will then begin to install.
  11. After it has installed, GoTo C:\Windows\System32\Drivers. Locate the Asacpi.sys driver, right click it and check the dates under its properties. Rarely it's a right pig to change.


HTH (and sorry for butting in zigzag!).
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16 May 2011   #7
teknic111

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The Device Manager reports the driver is from 2009. I also checked it manually and provided a screenshot. Does this rule out a problem with the ASACPI.sys driver?
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16 May 2011   #8
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teknic111 View Post
The Device Manager reports the driver is from 2009. I also checked it manually and provided a screenshot. Does this rule out a problem with the ASACPI.sys driver?
If everything points to 2009 or 2010 then yes it should. I wasn't doubting your statement but a fair amount of time if you ask Device Manager to check for updates it will state there are non available. Even if you know different. Always best to check!
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22 May 2011   #9
teknic111

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So I RMA'd the motherboard and replaced it, but BSOD continues!!! So far, I have swapped out the sound card, video card, memory, and motherboard. I am running out of ideas here. The only components left to swap out are two optical drives, a solid state hard drive, and a regular hard drive. Could those components cause this kind of BSOD?

Any advice offered would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks in advance.
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22 May 2011   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What is your Power supply ? What wattage is it ? How old is it ?
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