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Seemingly Random BSODs on newly built PC

  1. #31


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Great. So since aborting the memtest, I have been sitting here for about 5 minutes and already got a Memory BSOD. I am so frustrated but it does seem that things go badly when both sticks of RAM are in place. The fact that they worked well on the other pc does have me worried it's a mobo issue though, but at this point I don't believe this is a driver issue, it would really really surprise me.

    Here are the logs again. I don't know where the weird named ones are from, they are minidumps but I think those are two i accidentally sent to the recycle bin and had to restore or something like that.

    Should i go ahead and return some of the components like the RAM, and/or GPU (what about those errors in the vid test?).

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  2. #32


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Just got another, about 10 mins after the last.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    It's hard to tell with the errors (and without documentation).
    My view is that they're errors - so they offer a clue to us about where a problem may be.
    It's only a test, it's not a definitive analysis - so we focus on the video for a while.

    If you're concerned about the RAM, run Prime95 also - it sometimes shows errors where MemTest86+ will pass.
    Prime95 - run the Blend test to stress the RAM the most.

    Unfortunately, troubleshooting BSOD's is a long, drawn out process. We have to proceed step by step through it in order to (hopefully) figure out what the problem is. And sometimes after we fix the BSOD's, then we have to troubleshoot black screen/freeze problems!

    I'd like a look at the Chrome errors. Please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

    While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting (just a hunch).

    I'd consider RMA'ing the video card. I'd wait to see about a RAM RMA until you've run Prime95 for a while.

    Good luck!
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  4. #34


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Hi John,
    Just a quick update. I'm back in town for two weeks.
    Booted up my PC today with fresh ram (g.skill tridentX 16GB).

    GPU was RMA'd as well but that's still on it's way out, not even processing yet. So far today no errors but that's not a long test, will keep you posted!
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Thanks! I'll be waiting to hear your results!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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