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Windows 7: BSOD after idling, error 0x1000007e driver atikmdag.sys

12 Nov 2012   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Yes it does indicate a problem with the initial GPU, it might have been the driver though.
With the new GPU more stable does tend to point to a bad GPU or driver.
Also try uninstalling CCC for testing when that happens, sometime it causes problems.

From MSINFO32:
Six entries similar to this, they usually don't show 'Media Loaded Yes', add this to the USB problems listed.
Find a new driver for your card reader.
Description	Disk drive
Manufacturer	(Standard disk drives)
Model	Generic Compact Flash USB Device
Bytes/Sector	Not Available
Media Loaded	Yes
The iDriver.exe hanging and stopped working errors are causing some issues, although this may not be causing crashes.
It might be causing the USB issues in the Event Logs.

The CPU thermal zone errors are from your System Event Logs.
This type of log entry is usually caused by the CPU overheating, it's possible it might be triggered by some BIOS setting. My guess would be sleep/hibernate settings.

The OCCT graphs may help, the voltage graphs are a good for analyzing issues with voltage and temps.

You're welcome.
I'm considering your CPU/motherboard for an upgrade, let me know your general opinion on them.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ran memtest for 12 hours for 6 passes with no errors. However, I had a problem afterwards where I could not boot off my ssd. I had this problem the first time I ran it too. It would give a insert boot media or restart dialog. Only thing I changed was boot order to run memtest and then boot order after to load windows once more. Only thing I found that worked last time was clearing CMOS. Any idea what this could be?

Ran OCCT and got some cpu-z screens. No errors and temps seem good. However, the first time I ran OCCT, I crashed cause I decided to surf the web and open 15 tabs at once. Oops. Will get those BIOS voltages in a little.



As for the BIOS voltages, cpu vcore was reading as 1.164 V and DRAM Voltage was at 1.344 V. I didn't see an actual reading for the IMC but it is set at 0.925 V.
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13 Nov 2012   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

The SSD issue could be a BIOS setting, check all the cables.
What SATA controller and driver are you using?
There have been some issues with the latest Intel RST drivers, you can try an older one like

Normally you shouldn't use the computer when stress testing, but that shouldn't have caused a crash.

CPUZ info:
Was your system at idle when you took the snips?
It's showing the CPU multiplier at 37 and CPU voltage at 0.996v, this is not normal. It should idle at 2.2GHz, CPU multiplier 22.
Do you have EIST enabled?

Your RAM doesn't have XMP listed in the SPD tab, this usually indicates it's for an AMD system, which may cause instability.

OCCT graphs:
Sometimes these stress testing programs will give odd results due to new released CPU/motherboards, #2 below may be a result of this.
1. Your CPU BUS frequency seems to be jumping around too much when at idle.
2. The CPU frequency seems to be inverted, idle at 3.8GHz and during the test 3.6GHz, this may be inacurate.
*Did you monitor the OCCT window or have CPUZ open, can you confirm the CPU idle frequency and stress test frequency?
3. CPU Vcore is fluctuating too much also, very bad during idle.
4. CPU VTT (IMC) is fluctuating during the stress test, should be flat line.

Your CPU IMC is listed as 'IMC' in the M.I.T.\Advanced Voltage Settings\CPU Core Voltage Control section.

Let me know if you monitored the frequencies and voltages during the OCCT testing.
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13 Nov 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Cables are not the problem as it booted fine before booting memtest.

I am using the Intel Desktop SATA controller. Driver is version My driver when I go to the ssd under disk drives is some old microsoft one from 2006. Same goes for my raid array. Is this normal?

As for the crash during OCCT, without running OCCT, opening 15 tabs puts a full load on the system. I assume this in conjunction with the unrealistic full load applied by OCCT was not liked. No other stress tests have failed when the system was left alone. However, when I say the system crashed, the screen still showed all my windows and I could move my mouse, however, both the OCCT and chrome windows did not respond or display any updates for 30 seconds so I manually power cycled the system.

I do not believe this samsung ram has xmp capability, but it definitely is not exclusively amd ram. This is the most recommended enthusiast ram for its lower consumption and overclockability. All settings such as timings, speed, and voltage automatically are set properly, so I do not really see it as a problem with memtest passing after 12 hours.

For the OCCT graphs, have you seen graphs from another 3570k so you can assuredly say these are not normal?

The cpu frequency being inverted was a problem with my power options set to high performance not allowing EIST to work. I changed that and now it downclocks properly to 1.6 GHz. It going to 3.8 was the turbo mode being applied when only 1 core was needed.

All these voltages should have some amount of fluctuation associated with them. Again, how much is acceptable I am not sure. I know ivy bridge using its new trigate transistor technology might lead to some differing characteristics.
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14 Nov 2012   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Ok, let me know if you get any more crashes.
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