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Windows 7: All Programs Crashing at random intervals causing BSOD

04 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
All Programs Crashing at random intervals causing BSOD

I built a computer yesterday with parts that I had been collecting for weeks. My first custom PC build, and my first gaming rig. Also my first handbuilt build, and my friend came in to help me put it together. Here's a part list:

Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked
Processor: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
PSU: Cooler Master i-Series - 500W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification

All the parts were put together successfully, (with the exception of the motherboard front panel which we couldn't get on properly, but the motherboard was installed successfully nonetheless.) The RAM was really hard to budge into the slots, and needed to be wiggled for it to properly click into place, which is why I'm posting in the memory section. Everything I run on the computer inevitably, without fail, crashes at some point. Whether it just be a STOPERROR and the process not responding, to a BSOD, it's all happened. So far, I've gotten about 6 BSODs, 2 of which were unnamed, 3 of which were BAD_POOL_HEADER and 2 others were names I cannot remember.

Every time I run a game, Borderlands 2 and League of Legends being the 2 main games I've played so far, they either crash upon startup or within ~20 minutes of gameplay, without fail. Sometimes the crashes would cause bluescreens, but only around 15-20% of the time. One BSOD caused by Borderlands 2 completed the checks, finished restarting my computer, and then when I logged in, I got another BSOD after the "Welcome" screen. This happened 2 times before it was fixed automatically by reasons unknown to me.

When I finally logged on, my Diagnostic Policy Service had been disabled and I needed to go through the CMD to reenable it to regain internet access, but I don't know if this is related or not.

Games, though, are not the only things to crash, as sometimes I'll open Steam or Google Chrome and they will crash ~20 minutes into use or upon startup, as well. Programs such as these crash far less inconsistently, though, maybe 1/20 times, whereas games crash every time without fail. Once while starting up Steam it crashed, I pressed "close program" and was given a BSOD. The only programs that have not crashed are "Raidcall" and programs such as HardwareMonitor. I've attempted to flash the BIOS via M-Flash to no avail, but do have the latest BIOS drivers and Motherboard drivers. I have also downloaded the EVGA graphics card drivers from their website. All "critical" errors in the event viewer list the source as "Kernel-Power" in the Task Category of "(63)".

So far, methods I have tried are running fans at a higher speed to rule out overheating, running CHKDSK on my C:\ drive which resulted in no errors, and running a sfc/scannow command prompt command which said it found corrupt files but was unable to fix them all. I've yet to run a memory test but will not rule out the possibility of the memory being corrupt. The computer idles at 25-30 degrees celsius on the processor and 35-42 celsius on the graphics card. EDIT: 12:43 AM PST: I attempted to run one memory stick at a time at 1866 MhZ, 1600 MhZ and 800 MhZ, all of which cause BSOD on both sticks, and tried running failsafe defaults with both which also caused BSODs. After putting both sticks in and loading failsafe defaults I can no longer start the computer, after "Starting Windows" it gives me a BSOD labelled, "the driver is attempting to access memory beyond the end of the allocation" with the file being, "uxpatch.sys". The computer will boot in safe mode and shows all the memory.

I've heard that setting the correct RAM timings in the BIOS could help solve the problem, but I don't know how to do this or if it's specific to my motherboard / RAM, so if someone could tell me how to do that, I would appreciate it greatly.

Really need help solving this, as I've been waiting to put this computer together for years. Any help is much appreciated. If someone could post instructions on how to get the minidump in safemode I'll post one in next post.

Thanks in advance.

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04 Oct 2013   #2

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