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BSODs happening randomly, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error

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    Windows 8

    BSODs happening randomly, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error


    Hi! I upgraded my computer back in November and have spent the past months trying to fix random BSOD's through driver updates and, lately, slow RMA's of hardware. I have been troubleshooting on SevenForums (old thread) since I had Windows 7 but decided to get $20 Windows 8 upgrade, so I'm here now! So far, I have replaced my SSD, motherboard, and CPU but I am still getting BSODs. I ran the Blend test on Prime95 and almost all the cores failed immediately.

    I'm attaching my latest 3 BSODs (ignore the times; for some reason the clock on my machine has been going out of whack).

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    San Jose - California
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    You have 3 BSOD's caused by: Memory Corruption, Firefox.exe and sc2.exe and you did run prime95 and failed. This indicates that you might have a bad memory stick. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool, burn it to CD/USB, run the memory diagnostic. This is a long process and requires to run at least 8-10 hours unless it fails earlier, the first few passes do not guarantee that your RAM sticks are good so please be patient.
    Please report back how it goes.

    The clock problem is due to a dead battery on your MB that holds the BIOS info in the CMOS. Please replace it. Make sure you get the right model which stamped on the battery.

    EDIT: I took a look at your thread in Seven Forum and You did run the memory test. Did you run with memtest86+ ?
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    Hello omegalisk,

    I read your entire thread over at the seven forums and you have experienced repeated hardware failures (thru extensive testing) that point to either the CPU and/or your motherboard. You acknowledged those failures and you even stated you were going to RMA the affected components. So, have you done anything to that end yet?
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You have 3 BSOD's caused by: Memory Corruption, Firefox.exe and sc2.exe and you did run prime95 and failed. This indicates that you might have a bad memory stick. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool, burn it to CD/USB, run the memory diagnostic. This is a long process and requires to run at least 8-10 hours unless it fails earlier, the first few passes do not guarantee that your RAM sticks are good so please be patient.
    Please report back how it goes.

    The clock problem is due to a dead battery on your MB that holds the BIOS info in the CMOS. Please replace it. Make sure you get the right model which stamped on the battery.

    EDIT: I took a look at your thread in Seven Forum and You did run the memory test. Did you run with memtest86+ ?
    I suspected it might be the battery; I'll try that out, thanks.

    I have run memtest86+ before and it didn't show any errors on about 8 passes on both sticks, but that was with the non-RMA'd motherboard and CPU (if that makes a difference).

    Hello omegalisk,

    I read your entire thread over at the seven forums and you have experienced repeated hardware failures (thru extensive testing) that point to either the CPU and/or your motherboard. You acknowledged those failures and you even stated you were going to RMA the affected components. So, have you done anything to that end yet?
    Yes, I did the RMA on both the CPU and the motherboard. I also returned my old SSD and got a different model (Samsung 840 pro).
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    So you did leave out a few small details; eh? How about replacing the PSU? Good luck.
    Last edited by norepli; 20 Mar 2013 at 21:59.
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    San Jose - California
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    I have run memtest86+ before and it didn't show any errors on about 8 passes on both sticks, but that was with the non-RMA'd motherboard and CPU (if that makes a difference).
    Yes, It does make the difference. Since you tested with another board, you can not assume it will be good in a new board. There are other elements such as memory controller, cache, cache controller, algorithmic and logic units etc... If there are faults in any of those elements, memtest will show up in errors so it's not just the memory sticks that are bad. That's why it is always advisable to run the burn-in test in a new built to isolate the hardware problem upfront before going on to install the OS.
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    Windows 8


    I ran memtest86+ overnight and it showed no errors with 11 passes on both sticks of RAM. I also got another BSOD while my computer was idling, so I'm attaching the crash dump to this post.

    Would replacing the PSU next be a good idea?
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    San Jose - California
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    I did not see any new crash dump in your recent upload.
    What kind of PSU do you have ? It seems that you've upgraded almost everything except the PSU. You might want to take on Norepli's advice.

    Good luck !!!
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I have an Antec NeoPower 650 Blue (650W) PSU. I'll try replacing that next.

    I'm not sure why more crash dumps didn't show up. I got two more BSOD's since then, so I'm attaching another zip file.
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