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Getting random BSODs in Windows 8.1. Fresh install.

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    Getting random BSODs in Windows 8.1. Fresh install.

    I did a fresh install hoping that it would get rid of my BSODs which were numerous. So far, I only have 5 BSODs that I have had the patience to allow Windows to get to 100% on. I easily BSOD once a day, most are with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

    I have run memtest86+ ad nauseum with no errors, as well as Prime 95 for over 24 hours, I am stable and these are not temperature errors (30c idle, 71c at load).

    Please find attached my dump files and driver list as required by the forum rules.

    I appreciate all your help as these BSODs are driving me crazy.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Please try the below steps.

    1. Update sound card drivers.

    Your creative sound card seems to be operated on Windows 7 drivers.

    ctaud2k.sys                 Thu Aug 11 20:17:15 2011 (4E43EB73)
    ctprxy2k.sys                Thu Aug 11 20:17:18 2011 (4E43EB76)
    Please uninstall the driver from "Programs and features" first. If not listed there, uninstall via device manager with "Delete driver" option selected.

    Like this :

    Get driver update from the below link.

    Creative Worldwide Support

    2. Update system BIOS.

    3. Update Marvell SATA controller driver.

    4. Update OpenVPN Virtual Network Driver

    Current version seems to be very old. Uninstall it before updating.

    tapoas.sys                  Mon Jul 12 06:01:59 2010 (4C3A627F)
    OpenVPN - Open Source VPN

    5. Uninstall known problematic softwares.

    Please uninstall the below programs completely.

    Gigabyte On/Off charge.

    Gigabyte USB lock.

    If there is any other Gigabyte utilities are installed in your system, please remove them.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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