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Variety of BSODS Returning

  1. #31

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    If the Prime95 causes BSOD's, then it's either:
    - RAM
    - CPU cache
    - memory controller (on the CPU in i5's)

    Run several CPU stress tests (list here: Hardware Diagnostics - CPU Stress Tests )
    If none crash the system, then you can suspect the RAM (if the Prime95 crashes are repeatable).

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  2. #32

    No BSODS as of yet with Prime 95 however I do get 1 error 0 warnings at the end of every test
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  3. #33

    Also, every time a game is launched or a video is played, the Nvidia Driver crashes and recovers
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  4. #34

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Prime95 errors usually indicate a hardware problem.
    If the system passes the CPU stress tests - then the problem is most likely with the RAM.

    Then run Prime95 on each stick individually - in order to find which one is erroring out on you.

    Video driver issues may/may not be related. Uninstall nVidia drivers, then download and install the latest, Win8 compatible version. It may not fix it, but it'll get rid of one of the steps we'll have to try later on.
    Also, as time permits, try the video stress tests (as video cards also have memory on them):
    Hardware Diagnostics - Furmark
    Hardware Diagnostics - Addl Video Tests
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  5. #35

    I think I may have solved the driver irql BSODS!
    I disabled the IGPU in the UEFI setup as my motherboard supports Lucid Virtu MVP or some such which makes the igpu and the dgpu work together. I was then able to enter the game that previously crashed in the first 5 seconds just fine and play for a good 10 minutes. I will test the stability for a longer period of time tonight and report back/
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  6. #36

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    I'm not a great fan of the Virtu software - having had problems with it in the early days of it's release.
    I haven't seen any problems with it for around a year now, but that's limited to my BSOD experience.
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  7. #37

    It seems that most of my BSODS have disappeared as they are a lot less frequent now, unfortunately a power shortage in my house caused the PC to die, so I'm waiting for exam season to finish before I can pinpoint what has broken and what still lives. So far I think that my GPU is still alive as well as my hard drive. I have no means to test the motherboard or the cpu as the PSU also died.

    Happy Days for me!!
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  8. #38

    Exams are all over and thankfully the power shortage only took out the PSU, I now have a new psu and have resumed using my desktop. However, it would seem that all the faults still remain and I'm getting a variety of BSODS regardless of what I do, I have a suspicion that it might be due to the motherboard being faulty, but have no means of testing this. I have also ordered new ram which is due tomorrow to test whether or not the RAM currently in the system is causing the issue.

    My most recent BSODS have been:

    Unexpected kernel mode trap
    driver irql not less or equal
    pagefault in nonpaged area
    page fault in nonpaged area
    page fault in nonopaged area
    memory management
    irql not less or equal
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  9. #39

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Let's start over fresh, please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

    The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
    - borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
    - BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
    - overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
    - compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers)
    - low-level driver problems
    - or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

    You can get a head start on the hardware diagnostics if you'd like - they are located here: Hardware Diagnostics

    You can run the memory test in the hardware diagnostics to test your RAM.
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  10. #40

    Right, I shall post up the zipped files shortly

    I have not done any overclocking bar a slight increase in RAM voltage to increase stability somewhat, intel speedstep is also disabled as is intel turbo boost.
    Driver issues were rectified earlier on in this process and I'm sure that I have updated all the drivers I could

    The motherboard is on the latest bios update available at the moment
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