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Windows 7: irql_not_less_equal bsod during games

29 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 64bit
irql_not_less_equal bsod during games

Good day everyone. I've been browsing these forums looking for a solution for a BSOD problem I have been having.

I see tons of usefull advice here, it seems a great tech support forum, but none of the cases are identical to mine and no solution has worked so far, so I'll post mine. I'll try to be thorough in describing, so apologies if this appears like a wall of text.

Attached is a rar file with the last 5 minidumps.

Some basic system specs are:

Mainboard: Asus m4a78lt-m
cpu: Amd phenom II x6 1055T
graphics card: Saphire AMD Radeon HD 6850
RAM: 2 x Kingston 2gb ddr3 (identical, kit of 2)
OS: Windows 7 64 bit (OEM system builder pack, no previous OS present)

The system and all parts are completely new, aside from an IDE harddisk with files I put in later from my old pc, and its DVD reader.

The bluescreens started shortly after I assembled this current system, I'm not exactly certain when. At first it was only occasionally after hours of playing fairly new (and computing power demanding) games and I could tolerate it, but those same games right now don't last even five minutes.

But the bsod happens pretty much all the time, whenever I do anything more than having windows on, and browsing on the web. Any game, media player, and it's a matter of time before it bluescreens on me.

The message is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with the bugcheck code being 0xA (0x00000a something on the screen, if I remember correct, logs are attached)

Sometimes after that, the system can't reboot, and needs startup restore. Sometimes startup restore hangs too, with varying errors, and it's even gotten so bad at some point that I needed to reinstall windows, and even that the system hung before displaying even the asus express gate, which shows even before the BIOS screen.

Another thing I noticed is that BIOS sometimes loses the unlocking of the 6 cores during these reboots.

I have tried having a crash log analysed by a program called WhoCrashed, because I read elsewhere it picked the faulty driver flawlessly. For me however it says that 2 third-party drivers are to blame:
-g? (yes, just the letter g and a question mark)

That didn't make me much wiser about where to find the cause of the problem. I've seen it in one other place, but the circumstances and solution there were very different.

I've seen older errors in the bluescreens blame various .sys files such as atikmdag.sys, dxgmm.sys, dm1gg.sys, and the nto-something kernel sys files, but that seemed to be pretty random.

Things I have done myself that haven't helped:

-Remove graphics card and replace it with an older gefore 7600 GS
-Updated all drivers
-Fixed an issue where a virtual device ATK0110 wasn't getting drivers and was listed as an unknown device
-BIOS is the latest version
-Set BIOS to plug&play OS on (also tested with it turned off)
-Run memtest86, made only 1 pass, no errors. I also left it on all night, but woke up to a black screen with no results. Will try again soon.
-All cables are connected like they should
-No visible damage on motherboard condensators or any connectors
-Temperatures on hardware are all well within safe limites
-Deinstalled anti-virus, and did a clean install without having antivirus at all
-Tried to play with a total clean install of windows, 1 older game (2005), and only graphic drivers for the geforce 7600 gs
-Installed windows to a different harddisk and ran all critical processes from there
-650 watt power supply should provide plenty of power for this setup

Strangely, one thing that did help somewhat, was to fool around with IRQ using devices in the device manager. I started disabling random devices to see what would accidently solve the problem, and when I took out a "Standard OpenHCB USB Host-controller", the crashes occured less frequently, even though they persisted. This controller shares IRQ 16 with the onboard audio and another exactly the same entry, which apparently controls my mouse (since disabling that one stopped my mouse). Disabling the onboard audio device had no effect at all.

I hope you guys have an idea on what to do about this, because untill Asus answers my e-mail with a solution, or I decide to set fire to this computer in frustration, it seems nothing is going to be fixed about the errors it seems.

More information available if needed.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

I'm getting memory corruption returns from the debugger and since none of your drivers appear to be noticeably out of date. I'm going to suggest you run memtest overnight to check your ram.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MmZeroPageThread+3c4 )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.  This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: fffffa7ffff6ffe0, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000001, bitfield :
    bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: fffff80002856151, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

WRITE_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002abf0e8


fffff800`02856151 f0410fba6d1000  lock bts dword ptr [r13+10h],0





TRAP_FRAME:  fffff880009a9a80 -- (.trap 0xfffff880009a9a80)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=000000000000008b rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff80002856151 rsp=fffff880009a9c10 rbp=00000000000000ff
 r8=0000000000000000  r9=0000058000000000 r10=0000000000000002
r11=0000000000000009 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
fffff800`02856151 f0410fba6d1000  lock bts dword ptr [r13+10h],0 ds:1b60:00000000`00000010=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff8000288dbe9 to fffff8000288e640

fffff880`009a9938 fffff800`0288dbe9 : 00000000`0000000a fffffa7f`fff6ffe0 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000001 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`009a9940 fffff800`0288c860 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`ffffcfff : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`009a9a80 fffff800`02856151 : 00000000`000000ff 00000000`0000004e 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`009a9c10 fffff800`02b2bcce : fffffa80`039d1b60 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`0396e890 fffff800`0287ffd9 : nt!MmZeroPageThread+0x3c4
fffff880`009a9d40 fffff800`0287ffe6 : fffff800`02a00e80 fffffa80`039d1b60 fffff800`02a0ecc0 8b48fffe`06f215ff : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`009a9d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`009aa000 fffff880`009a4000 fffff880`009a99b0 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16


fffff800`02856151 f0410fba6d1000  lock bts dword ptr [r13+10h],0


SYMBOL_NAME:  nt!MmZeroPageThread+3c4

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner



IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xA_nt!MmZeroPageThread+3c4

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xA_nt!MmZeroPageThread+3c4

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> lm t n
start             end                 module name
fffff800`00bad000 fffff800`00bb7000   kdcom    kdcom.dll    Mon Jul 13 20:31:07 2009 (4A5BDFDB)
fffff800`0280e000 fffff800`02df8000   nt       ntkrnlmp.exe Sat Nov 20 03:30:02 2010 (4CE7951A)
fffff800`02df8000 fffff800`02e41000   hal      hal.dll      Sat Nov 20 07:00:25 2010 (4CE7C669)
fffff880`00c00000 fffff880`00c2a000   ataport  ataport.SYS  Sat Nov 20 03:19:15 2010 (4CE79293)
fffff880`00c2a000 fffff880`00c35000   amdxata  amdxata.sys  Fri Mar 19 11:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
fffff880`00c35000 fffff880`00c81000   fltmgr   fltmgr.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:19:24 2010 (4CE7929C)
fffff880`00c87000 fffff880`00c94000   mcupdate_AuthenticAMD mcupdate_AuthenticAMD.dll Mon Jul 13 20:29:09 2009 (4A5BDF65)
fffff880`00c94000 fffff880`00ca8000   PSHED    PSHED.dll    Mon Jul 13 20:32:23 2009 (4A5BE027)
fffff880`00ca8000 fffff880`00d06000   CLFS     CLFS.SYS     Mon Jul 13 18:19:57 2009 (4A5BC11D)
fffff880`00d06000 fffff880`00dc6000   CI       CI.dll       Sat Nov 20 07:12:36 2010 (4CE7C944)
fffff880`00dc6000 fffff880`00dd6000   PCIIDEX  PCIIDEX.SYS  Mon Jul 13 18:19:48 2009 (4A5BC114)
fffff880`00dd6000 fffff880`00df0000   mountmgr mountmgr.sys Sat Nov 20 03:19:21 2010 (4CE79299)
fffff880`00e07000 fffff880`00eab000   Wdf01000 Wdf01000.sys Mon Jul 13 18:22:07 2009 (4A5BC19F)
fffff880`00eab000 fffff880`00eba000   WDFLDR   WDFLDR.SYS   Mon Jul 13 18:19:54 2009 (4A5BC11A)
fffff880`00eba000 fffff880`00f11000   ACPI     ACPI.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:19:16 2010 (4CE79294)
fffff880`00f11000 fffff880`00f1a000   WMILIB   WMILIB.SYS   Mon Jul 13 18:19:51 2009 (4A5BC117)
fffff880`00f1a000 fffff880`00f24000   msisadrv msisadrv.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:26 2009 (4A5BC0FE)
fffff880`00f24000 fffff880`00f57000   pci      pci.sys      Sat Nov 20 03:19:11 2010 (4CE7928F)
fffff880`00f57000 fffff880`00f64000   vdrvroot vdrvroot.sys Mon Jul 13 19:01:31 2009 (4A5BCADB)
fffff880`00f64000 fffff880`00f79000   partmgr  partmgr.sys  Sat Nov 20 03:20:00 2010 (4CE792C0)
fffff880`00f79000 fffff880`00f8e000   volmgr   volmgr.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:19:28 2010 (4CE792A0)
fffff880`00f8e000 fffff880`00fea000   volmgrx  volmgrx.sys  Sat Nov 20 03:20:43 2010 (4CE792EB)
fffff880`00fea000 fffff880`00ff1000   pciide   pciide.sys   Mon Jul 13 18:19:49 2009 (4A5BC115)
fffff880`00ff1000 fffff880`00ffa000   atapi    atapi.sys    Mon Jul 13 18:19:47 2009 (4A5BC113)
fffff880`0100e000 fffff880`01022000   fileinfo fileinfo.sys Mon Jul 13 18:34:25 2009 (4A5BC481)
fffff880`01022000 fffff880`011c5000   Ntfs     Ntfs.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:20:57 2010 (4CE792F9)
fffff880`011c5000 fffff880`011e6000   WudfPf   WudfPf.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:42:44 2010 (4CE7A624)
fffff880`011e6000 fffff880`011fb000   lltdio   lltdio.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:08:50 2009 (4A5BCC92)
fffff880`01200000 fffff880`0120f000   mouclass mouclass.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:50 2009 (4A5BC116)
fffff880`0120f000 fffff880`01252000   ks       ks.sys       Sat Nov 20 04:33:23 2010 (4CE7A3F3)
fffff880`01252000 fffff880`01264000   umbus    umbus.sys    Sat Nov 20 04:44:37 2010 (4CE7A695)
fffff880`0126c000 fffff880`012ca000   msrpc    msrpc.sys    Sat Nov 20 03:21:56 2010 (4CE79334)
fffff880`012ca000 fffff880`012e5000   ksecdd   ksecdd.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:21:15 2010 (4CE7930B)
fffff880`012e5000 fffff880`01357000   cng      cng.sys      Sat Nov 20 04:08:45 2010 (4CE79E2D)
fffff880`01357000 fffff880`01368000   pcw      pcw.sys      Mon Jul 13 18:19:27 2009 (4A5BC0FF)
fffff880`01368000 fffff880`01372000   Fs_Rec   Fs_Rec.sys   Mon Jul 13 18:19:45 2009 (4A5BC111)
fffff880`01372000 fffff880`01394000   tdx      tdx.sys      Sat Nov 20 03:21:54 2010 (4CE79332)
fffff880`01394000 fffff880`013b2000   dfsc     dfsc.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:26:31 2010 (4CE79447)
fffff880`013b2000 fffff880`013d8000   tunnel   tunnel.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:51:50 2010 (4CE7A846)
fffff880`013d8000 fffff880`013f2000   rassstp  rassstp.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:10:25 2009 (4A5BCCF1)
fffff880`01400000 fffff880`0140e000   vga      vga.sys      Mon Jul 13 18:38:47 2009 (4A5BC587)
fffff880`0140e000 fffff880`01433000   VIDEOPRT VIDEOPRT.SYS Mon Jul 13 18:38:51 2009 (4A5BC58B)
fffff880`01433000 fffff880`01443000   watchdog watchdog.sys Mon Jul 13 18:37:35 2009 (4A5BC53F)
fffff880`01443000 fffff880`0144c000   rdpencdd rdpencdd.sys Mon Jul 13 19:16:34 2009 (4A5BCE62)
fffff880`0144c000 fffff880`01455000   rdprefmp rdprefmp.sys Mon Jul 13 19:16:35 2009 (4A5BCE63)
fffff880`01455000 fffff880`01460000   Msfs     Msfs.SYS     Mon Jul 13 18:19:47 2009 (4A5BC113)
fffff880`01460000 fffff880`01471000   Npfs     Npfs.SYS     Mon Jul 13 18:19:48 2009 (4A5BC114)
fffff880`01471000 fffff880`0147e000   TDI      TDI.SYS      Sat Nov 20 03:22:06 2010 (4CE7933E)
fffff880`0147f000 fffff880`01572000   ndis     ndis.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:23:30 2010 (4CE79392)
fffff880`01572000 fffff880`015d2000   NETIO    NETIO.SYS    Sat Nov 20 03:23:13 2010 (4CE79381)
fffff880`015d2000 fffff880`015fd000   ksecpkg  ksecpkg.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:10:34 2010 (4CE79E9A)
fffff880`01600000 fffff880`0162a000   cdrom    cdrom.sys    Sat Nov 20 03:19:20 2010 (4CE79298)
fffff880`0162e000 fffff880`01832000   tcpip    tcpip.sys    Sat Nov 20 03:25:52 2010 (4CE79420)
fffff880`01832000 fffff880`0187c000   fwpkclnt fwpkclnt.sys Sat Nov 20 03:21:37 2010 (4CE79321)
fffff880`0187c000 fffff880`018c8000   volsnap  volsnap.sys  Sat Nov 20 03:20:08 2010 (4CE792C8)
fffff880`018c8000 fffff880`018d0000   spldr    spldr.sys    Mon May 11 11:56:27 2009 (4A0858BB)
fffff880`018d0000 fffff880`0190a000   rdyboost rdyboost.sys Sat Nov 20 03:43:10 2010 (4CE7982E)
fffff880`0190a000 fffff880`0191c000   mup      mup.sys      Mon Jul 13 18:23:45 2009 (4A5BC201)
fffff880`0191c000 fffff880`01925000   hwpolicy hwpolicy.sys Sat Nov 20 03:18:54 2010 (4CE7927E)
fffff880`01925000 fffff880`0195f000   fvevol   fvevol.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:24:06 2010 (4CE793B6)
fffff880`0195f000 fffff880`01975000   disk     disk.sys     Mon Jul 13 18:19:57 2009 (4A5BC11D)
fffff880`01975000 fffff880`019a5000   CLASSPNP CLASSPNP.SYS Sat Nov 20 03:19:23 2010 (4CE7929B)
fffff880`019a5000 fffff880`019ad000   AtiPcie  AtiPcie.sys  Tue May 05 10:00:22 2009 (4A005486)
fffff880`019ad000 fffff880`019bb000   monitor  monitor.sys  Mon Jul 13 18:38:52 2009 (4A5BC58C)
fffff880`019bb000 fffff880`019de000   luafv    luafv.sys    Mon Jul 13 18:26:13 2009 (4A5BC295)
fffff880`019e3000 fffff880`019ec000   Null     Null.SYS     Mon Jul 13 18:19:37 2009 (4A5BC109)
fffff880`019ec000 fffff880`019f3000   Beep     Beep.SYS     Mon Jul 13 19:00:13 2009 (4A5BCA8D)
fffff880`019f3000 fffff880`019fc000   RDPCDD   RDPCDD.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:16:34 2009 (4A5BCE62)
fffff880`02600000 fffff880`0264d000   mrxsmb10 mrxsmb10.sys Sat Nov 20 03:26:53 2010 (4CE7945D)
fffff880`0264d000 fffff880`02671000   mrxsmb20 mrxsmb20.sys Sat Nov 20 03:26:47 2010 (4CE79457)
fffff880`0267e000 fffff880`02696000   rspndr   rspndr.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:08:50 2009 (4A5BCC92)
fffff880`02696000 fffff880`026cc000   fastfat  fastfat.SYS  Mon Jul 13 18:23:28 2009 (4A5BC1F0)
fffff880`026cc000 fffff880`02795000   HTTP     HTTP.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:24:30 2010 (4CE793CE)
fffff880`02795000 fffff880`027b3000   bowser   bowser.sys   Mon Jul 13 18:23:50 2009 (4A5BC206)
fffff880`027b3000 fffff880`027cb000   mpsdrv   mpsdrv.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:08:25 2009 (4A5BCC79)
fffff880`027cb000 fffff880`027f8000   mrxsmb   mrxsmb.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:27:41 2010 (4CE7948D)
fffff880`03800000 fffff880`0386b000   srv2     srv2.sys     Sat Nov 20 03:27:43 2010 (4CE7948F)
fffff880`038c1000 fffff880`03967000   peauth   peauth.sys   Mon Jul 13 20:01:19 2009 (4A5BD8DF)
fffff880`03967000 fffff880`03972000   secdrv   secdrv.SYS   Wed Sep 13 08:18:38 2006 (4508052E)
fffff880`03972000 fffff880`039a3000   srvnet   srvnet.sys   Sat Nov 20 03:27:20 2010 (4CE79478)
fffff880`039a3000 fffff880`039b5000   tcpipreg tcpipreg.sys Sat Nov 20 04:51:48 2010 (4CE7A844)
fffff880`04000000 fffff880`0401b000   wanarp   wanarp.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:52:36 2010 (4CE7A874)
fffff880`0401b000 fffff880`0402f000   termdd   termdd.sys   Sat Nov 20 05:03:40 2010 (4CE7AB0C)
fffff880`0402f000 fffff880`04080000   rdbss    rdbss.sys    Sat Nov 20 03:27:51 2010 (4CE79497)
fffff880`04080000 fffff880`0408c000   nsiproxy nsiproxy.sys Mon Jul 13 18:21:02 2009 (4A5BC15E)
fffff880`0408c000 fffff880`04097000   mssmbios mssmbios.sys Mon Jul 13 18:31:10 2009 (4A5BC3BE)
fffff880`04097000 fffff880`040a6000   discache discache.sys Mon Jul 13 18:37:18 2009 (4A5BC52E)
fffff880`040a6000 fffff880`040b7000   blbdrive blbdrive.sys Mon Jul 13 18:35:59 2009 (4A5BC4DF)
fffff880`040b7000 fffff880`040bd000   AsIO     AsIO.sys     Mon Apr 06 02:21:08 2009 (49D9AD64)
fffff880`040bd000 fffff880`04146000   afd      afd.sys      Sat Nov 20 03:23:27 2010 (4CE7938F)
fffff880`04146000 fffff880`0418b000   netbt    netbt.sys    Sat Nov 20 03:23:18 2010 (4CE79386)
fffff880`0418b000 fffff880`04194000   wfplwf   wfplwf.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:09:26 2009 (4A5BCCB6)
fffff880`04194000 fffff880`041ba000   pacer    pacer.sys    Sat Nov 20 04:52:18 2010 (4CE7A862)
fffff880`041ba000 fffff880`041c9000   netbios  netbios.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:09:26 2009 (4A5BCCB6)
fffff880`041c9000 fffff880`041e6000   serial   serial.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:00:40 2009 (4A5BCAA8)
fffff880`041e6000 fffff880`041fb000   amdppm   amdppm.sys   Mon Jul 13 18:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD)
fffff880`04200000 fffff880`04285000   Rt64win7 Rt64win7.sys Fri Jun 10 01:33:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)
fffff880`04285000 fffff880`04290000   usbohci  usbohci.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:06:30 2009 (4A5BCC06)
fffff880`04290000 fffff880`042a1000   usbehci  usbehci.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:43:54 2010 (4CE7A66A)
fffff880`042a1000 fffff880`042a9000   ASACPI   ASACPI.sys   Wed Jul 15 22:31:29 2009 (4A5E9F11)
fffff880`042aa000 fffff880`0439e000   dxgkrnl  dxgkrnl.sys  Sat Nov 20 03:50:50 2010 (4CE799FA)
fffff880`0439e000 fffff880`043e4000   dxgmms1  dxgmms1.sys  Sat Nov 20 03:49:53 2010 (4CE799C1)
fffff880`043e4000 fffff880`043f3000   kbdclass kbdclass.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:50 2009 (4A5BC116)
fffff880`043f3000 fffff880`043ff000   serenum  serenum.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:00:33 2009 (4A5BCAA1)
fffff880`04600000 fffff880`04671000   spsys    spsys.sys    Mon May 11 12:20:58 2009 (4A085E7A)
fffff880`046d7000 fffff880`04770000   srv      srv.sys      Sat Nov 20 03:28:05 2010 (4CE794A5)
fffff880`04770000 fffff880`047a1000   WUDFRd   WUDFRd.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:43:32 2010 (4CE7A654)
fffff880`05001000 fffff880`0505b000   usbhub   usbhub.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:44:30 2010 (4CE7A68E)
fffff880`0505b000 fffff880`05070000   NDProxy  NDProxy.SYS  Sat Nov 20 04:52:20 2010 (4CE7A864)
fffff880`05070000 fffff880`050cc000   HdAudio  HdAudio.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:44:23 2010 (4CE7A687)
fffff880`050cc000 fffff880`05109000   portcls  portcls.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:06:27 2009 (4A5BCC03)
fffff880`05109000 fffff880`0512b000   drmk     drmk.sys     Mon Jul 13 20:01:25 2009 (4A5BD8E5)
fffff880`0512b000 fffff880`05130200   ksthunk  ksthunk.sys  Mon Jul 13 19:00:19 2009 (4A5BCA93)
fffff880`05131000 fffff880`0513f000   crashdmp crashdmp.sys Mon Jul 13 19:01:01 2009 (4A5BCABD)
fffff880`0513f000 fffff880`0514b000   dump_dumpata dump_dumpata.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:47 2009 (4A5BC113)
fffff880`0514b000 fffff880`05154000   dump_atapi dump_atapi.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:47 2009 (4A5BC113)
fffff880`05154000 fffff880`05167000   dump_dumpfve dump_dumpfve.sys Mon Jul 13 18:21:51 2009 (4A5BC18F)
fffff880`05167000 fffff880`05173000   Dxapi    Dxapi.sys    Mon Jul 13 18:38:28 2009 (4A5BC574)
fffff880`05173000 fffff880`0518e000   USBSTOR  USBSTOR.SYS  Sat Nov 20 04:44:05 2010 (4CE7A675)
fffff880`0518e000 fffff880`0518ff00   USBD     USBD.SYS     Mon Jul 13 19:06:23 2009 (4A5BCBFF)
fffff880`05190000 fffff880`051ad000   usbccgp  usbccgp.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:44:03 2010 (4CE7A673)
fffff880`051ad000 fffff880`051bb000   hidusb   hidusb.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:43:49 2010 (4CE7A665)
fffff880`051bb000 fffff880`051d4000   HIDCLASS HIDCLASS.SYS Sat Nov 20 04:43:49 2010 (4CE7A665)
fffff880`051d4000 fffff880`051dc080   HIDPARSE HIDPARSE.SYS Mon Jul 13 19:06:17 2009 (4A5BCBF9)
fffff880`051dd000 fffff880`051ea000   mouhid   mouhid.sys   Mon Jul 13 19:00:20 2009 (4A5BCA94)
fffff880`051ea000 fffff880`051f8000   kbdhid   kbdhid.sys   Sat Nov 20 04:33:25 2010 (4CE7A3F5)
fffff880`11000000 fffff880`1101e000   i8042prt i8042prt.sys Mon Jul 13 18:19:57 2009 (4A5BC11D)
fffff880`1101e000 fffff880`11027000   wmiacpi  wmiacpi.sys  Mon Jul 13 18:31:02 2009 (4A5BC3B6)
fffff880`11027000 fffff880`11037000   CompositeBus CompositeBus.sys Sat Nov 20 04:33:17 2010 (4CE7A3ED)
fffff880`11037000 fffff880`1104d000   AgileVpn AgileVpn.sys Mon Jul 13 19:10:24 2009 (4A5BCCF0)
fffff880`1104d000 fffff880`11071000   rasl2tp  rasl2tp.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:52:34 2010 (4CE7A872)
fffff880`11071000 fffff880`1107d000   ndistapi ndistapi.sys Mon Jul 13 19:10:00 2009 (4A5BCCD8)
fffff880`1107d000 fffff880`110ac000   ndiswan  ndiswan.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:52:32 2010 (4CE7A870)
fffff880`110ac000 fffff880`110c7000   raspppoe raspppoe.sys Mon Jul 13 19:10:17 2009 (4A5BCCE9)
fffff880`110c7000 fffff880`110e8000   raspptp  raspptp.sys  Sat Nov 20 04:52:31 2010 (4CE7A86F)
fffff880`110e8000 fffff880`11d5f000   nvlddmkm nvlddmkm.sys Sat Oct 15 01:07:55 2011 (4E99233B)
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29 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 64bit

I didn't have to wait long to figure out the problem once I began memtesting in earnest. Rather than wait hours for memtest, I decided to test the memory sticks one by one, since if there were errors during a dual test, I'd need to retest them individually anyway.

I don't know how I got a full pass without errors with both cards in before, because before a full pass was over, one RAM stick had racked up an impressive 85.000 errors. The second one ran two passes without trouble, so I think I've found my culprit. Playing games with only the one RAM in place hasn't yielded errors yet.

All that remains now is to test the good ram card in the slot of the faulty one, and vica versa, to make sure it's not the slot, but in principle this issue should be solved now.

Thanks for the really rapid response and interpreting the logs.

One last question: Does this mean the ram card with errors is completely shot and needs to be returned to the store, or is there still a software way to fix them?
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02 Dec 2011   #4

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Windows 7 x64

Sorry I didn't realize you had ever responded to this thread, I get a little too busy in too many threads here.
But yes this is a return situation here.
There is nothing you can do to make it good again. Errors on that level actually indicate some sort of physical damage to the memory itself.
My guess is it was simply at a higher address which was going unused until you launched a game that occupied the damaged addresses.
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