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Win 8.1 - 0x01a Memory_Management / Bad Pool Header

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    Win 8.1 - 0x01a Memory_Management / Bad Pool Header


    Hi,

    Attached is the SF zip. Here's a rundown of what I've been trying to deal with:

    I've started on Windows 7 with SP1 installed. I had frequent BSOD's, I then also noticed every time I shut down the PC it would try to install 11 updates but stop before completing. Wondering about this I went to the update section in control panel to find out it had been unable to install updates. The errors seemed to originate from the fact it couldn't verify the signatures, something about the cryptography files being corrupt.

    Tried running the fixes from Windows, nothing helped. Decided to reinstall Windows. So right now I'm running a clean version of Windows 8.1, reformatted the partition Win7 was on and did a re-install, not an upgrade. I did leave my other partitions as they were.

    Right now I have nothing special installed on Windows 8, have not yet installed an anti-virus. Soon after installation the BSOD's returned. I'm not running anything intensive when they appear, mostly I'm just running Chrome with 2-3 tabs open (youtube and the like).

    The BSOD's have happend thrice now in the past 24 hours, two were Memory Management (the 0x000001a variant) and the other was Bad_Pool_Header.

    I had already guessed it might've something to do with my RAM or with my HDD, but under Windows 7 (say a week ago) I ran both Memtest and a variety of HDD checking tools and came up empty. Well, not entirely. It did say one of the HDD's wasn't in great shape, which is probably true as it's old. There's barely any data on it and I'll probably just copy it off and remove it later today just to be sure.

    In any case, as I said, it's a clean install of Win 8.1. I've not tinkered around with settings like the paging file. It's all system managed right now.

    Also:

    - BIOS is fully up to date
    - All relevant drivers (AFAIK) are installed

    I'm still figuring it might be RAM related. I've read some suggestions it might be voltage related, but it's not something I'm knowledgeable on.. so I prefer not to tinker on it alone in fear of breaking it. Heh.

    Your help is much appreciated!

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    If there is any overclocking of CPU, RAM, BUS speeds or GPU, revert to default clock speeds.

    CPU-Z will help you determine about that.

    Look at the first tab for the CPU.

    For memory, compare SPD and Memory tabs.

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    Last edited by MasterChief; 19 Jan 2014 at 15:15.
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    Hey,

    Thanks for your time!

    I don't believe I'm overclocking. Atleast, not on purpose. When I looked in the BIOS most settings are set to 'auto'.

    I've installed CPU-Z, but have to admit I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I've attached both the CPU-Z report as .txt and the three tabs as a screenshot.

    Looking at the driver now, I'm not using bluetooth though. I've never seen a bluetooth option on the system to be honest.
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    The bus speed might be a little high at 103 instead of 100, but that is a stretch to think that would cause crashes on such a nice CPU.

    Can you do me a favor for the moment? Run some kind of intensive benchmark program or run any program that can put your cpu under high load. Then make a new screenshot of CPU-Z first tab while it is benchmarking or CPU use is high.

    Also, the memory is slightly overclocked. That, in addition to the CPU, is most likely crashing the system together. (Even though they are modest overclocks.)

    Try to set your bios manually for the RAM, according to JDEC #5 of CPU-Z's Memory tab.
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    Just to let you know, I'm going to look into this. But work is a bit hectic the next few days so I might reply slowly.
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    I've made the changes and have not had any more BSOD's in the last 4 days. I'm marking the thread as closed. Thanks!
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    Right on. Great to hear. You're welcome.

    Good news to ponder while I drink my coffee in a minute, because I just woke up. haha
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