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BSOD on new build Win8.1, ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

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    BSOD on new build Win8.1, ASUS Rampage IV Extreme


    Hi
    I've recently completed a PC build:

    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard
    Intel i7 4930k CPU
    64GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
    Samsung 840EVO 500GB SSD (boot drive)
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX760
    PSU: Corsair AX860
    Windows 8.1

    Machine started shutting down unexpectedly, and refusing to wake from sleep a few days after being built.

    A few days later and the problem has got worse now - BSOD with various errors, such as MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE, SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE, and others. Oddly, desktop search has also stopped working.

    I have updated the drivers and the BIOS, but this doesn't seem to have had any effect.

    I'd be very grateful for any assistance anyone is able to offer! SF Debug Tool output attached.

    Thanks
    Paul
    Last edited by pparsons298; 19 Jun 2014 at 16:29.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    UPDATE: Left the PC running overnight in safe mode. This morning it was showing the login screen - presumably had suffered a BSOD during the night in safe mode...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


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


    Different errors may be a sign of a hardware problem. Please start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

    Only 33 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 60 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

    Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available.

    This device is disabled in Device Manager. Is this deliberate? If so, why?
    Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64 ROOT\NET\0000 This device is disabled.
    Please either uninstall the Cisco stuff - or enable it and update it (feel free to disable it again AFTER updating it). The drivers for this device date from 2009 - well before Win8 came out!

    Out of 9 memory dumps there were 5 different BSOD error codes. 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.
    - missing Windows Updates
    - compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers) - and older systems
    - low-level driver problems
    - or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

    In your case, they're mostly errors with memory - but we don't know if it's the videoRAM, the system RAM itself, the CPU cache, or even the hard drive (the pagefile is where the virtual memory is). Please run all of the hardware diagnostics to help isolate the problem.

    Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

    vpnva64.sys Mon Aug 31 16:08:08 2009 (4A9C2DA8)
    Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vpnva64.sys


    Analysis:
    The following is for informational purposes only.
    Code:
    **************************Thu Jun 19 16:06:37.265 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061914-15359-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 0:00:02.999
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tcpip.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tcpip.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mssmbios.sys
    Probably caused by :NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!FsbAllocate+a8 )
    BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff801db4167c7, ffffd000f7b45d58, ffffd000f7b45560}
    BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled
    Arg2: fffff801db4167c7, The address that the exception occurred at
    Arg3: ffffd000f7b45d58, Exception Record Address
    Arg4: ffffd000f7b45560, Context Record Address
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    BUGCHECK_STR:  AV
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_NETIO!FsbAllocate
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 19:05:57.656 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061914-38171-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 0:00:02.380
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiFastFailDispatch+d0 )
    BugCheck 139, {3, ffffd000630bd040, ffffd000630bcf98, 0}
    BugCheck Info: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (139)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000003, A LIST_ENTRY has been corrupted (i.e. double remove).
    Arg2: ffffd000630bd040, Address of the trap frame for the exception that caused the bugcheck
    Arg3: ffffd000630bcf98, Address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
    Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x139
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  LIST_ENTRY_CORRUPT
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x139_3_nt!KiFastFailDispatch
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 18:35:03.344 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061814-13968-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 0:05:56.066
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+1abcc )
    BugCheck 1A, {41793, fffff6802929d3a0, 75, 74}
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000041793, The subtype of the bugcheck.
    Arg2: fffff6802929d3a0
    Arg3: 0000000000000075
    Arg4: 0000000000000074
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_41793
    PROCESS_NAME:  avgcsrva.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x1a_41793_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 18:28:31.559 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061814-14968-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 0:31:15.282
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+1abcc )
    BugCheck 1A, {41793, fffff68063a5b0d8, 1c, 1b}
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000041793, The subtype of the bugcheck.
    Arg2: fffff68063a5b0d8
    Arg3: 000000000000001c
    Arg4: 000000000000001b
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_41793
    PROCESS_NAME:  avgcsrva.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x1a_41793_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 17:56:31.144 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061814-13328-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 0:59:24.865
    Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( ONE_BIT )
    BugCheck 1A, {41792, fffff680000eb080, 800000000000, 0}
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000041792, A corrupt PTE has been detected. Parameter 2 contains the address of
        the PTE. Parameters 3/4 contain the low/high parts of the PTE.
    Arg2: fffff680000eb080
    Arg3: 0000800000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_41792
    PROCESS_NAME:  EXCEL.EXE
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 16:56:24.960 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061814-7234-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 22:30:26.684
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
    Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( ONE_BIT )
    BugCheck 1A, {41792, fffff6800011c8c0, 800000000000, 0}
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000041792, A corrupt PTE has been detected. Parameter 2 contains the address of
        the PTE. Parameters 3/4 contain the low/high parts of the PTE.
    Arg2: fffff6800011c8c0
    Arg3: 0000800000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_41792
    PROCESS_NAME:  EXCEL.EXE
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Tue Jun 17 18:25:21.502 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061714-9718-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 2:46:42.224
    Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( ONE_BIT )
    BugCheck 1A, {41792, fffff68000011680, 800000000000, 0}
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000041792, A corrupt PTE has been detected. Parameter 2 contains the address of
        the PTE. Parameters 3/4 contain the low/high parts of the PTE.
    Arg2: fffff68000011680
    Arg3: 0000800000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_41792
    PROCESS_NAME:  WerFault.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jun 14 23:59:10.518 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061514-10015-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 11:54:36.240
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpKcbCacheLookup+1be )
    BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800b082ae2e, ffffd000251ef600, 0}
    BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
    Arg2: fffff800b082ae2e, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
    Arg3: ffffd000251ef600, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
    Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x3B
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
    PROCESS_NAME:  chrome.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x3B_nt!CmpKcbCacheLookup
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jun 14 09:32:09.572 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061414-7953-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
    System Uptime:0 days 2:38:43.296
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2f67c )
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
        DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
        identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000001e00, The watchdog period.
    Arg3: 0000000000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x133_ISR_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3402
      BIOS Version                  4802
      BIOS Release Date             12/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    
    3rd Party Drivers:
    The following is for information purposes only.
    Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
    Code:
    **************************Thu Jun 19 16:06:37.265 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    AsUpIO.sys                  Mon Aug  2 22:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
    AiChargerPlus.sys           Wed Apr 18 21:17:35 2012 (4F8F67AF)
    AsIO.sys                    Wed Aug 22 05:54:47 2012 (5034AC67)
    vmci.sys                    Fri May 17 21:19:18 2013 (5196D716)
    VMNET.SYS                   Thu Jul 18 15:42:50 2013 (51E8453A)
    vmnetadapter.sys            Thu Jul 18 15:43:00 2013 (51E84544)
    vsock.sys                   Wed Jul 31 22:46:10 2013 (51F9CBF2)
    e1c64x64.sys                Wed Aug 21 06:09:36 2013 (521491E0)
    intelppm.sys                Thu Aug 22 04:46:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
    dump_storahci.sys           Thu Aug 22 07:40:39 2013 (5215F8B7)
    TeeDriverx64.sys            Thu Sep  5 14:02:18 2013 (5228C72A)
    avgtpx64.sys                Wed Mar 12 06:48:45 2014 (53203B8D)
    nvvad64v.sys                Fri Mar 28 09:32:06 2014 (533579D6)
    avgwfpa.sys                 Mon Mar 31 10:06:42 2014 (53397672)
    avgrkx64.sys                Tue May 13 08:04:26 2014 (53720A4A)
    avgidsdrivera.sys           Tue May 13 08:04:50 2014 (53720A62)
    avgdiska.sys                Tue May 13 08:05:03 2014 (53720A6F)
    avgmfx64.sys                Tue May 13 08:05:03 2014 (53720A6F)
    avgidsha.sys                Tue May 13 08:05:36 2014 (53720A90)
    avgloga.sys                 Tue May 13 08:06:01 2014 (53720AA9)
    avgldx64.sys                Tue May 13 08:20:22 2014 (53720E06)
    nvlddmkm.sys                Mon May 19 19:08:44 2014 (537A8EFC)
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 18:35:03.344 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    vmnetbridge.sys             Thu Jul 18 15:43:47 2013 (51E84573)
    iqvw64e.sys                 Thu Nov 14 10:22:43 2013 (5284EAC3)
    nvhda64v.sys                Thu Nov 28 08:38:09 2013 (52974741)
    RTKVHD64.sys                Mon Feb 24 10:43:38 2014 (530B68AA)
    hcmon.sys                   Thu Feb 27 21:40:28 2014 (530FF71C)
    vmnetuserif.sys             Mon Apr 14 18:07:57 2014 (534C5C3D)
    VMkbd.sys                   Mon Apr 14 18:42:54 2014 (534C646E)
    vmx86.sys                   Mon Apr 14 19:31:39 2014 (534C6FDB)
    NvStreamKms.sys             Tue Apr 29 20:59:44 2014 (53604B00)
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Wed Jun 18 17:56:31.144 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    e1i63x64.sys                Wed Mar 20 03:37:29 2013 (51496739)
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Tue Jun 17 18:25:21.502 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    vpnva64.sys                 Mon Aug 31 16:08:08 2009 (4A9C2DA8)
    
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsUpIO.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AiChargerPlus.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsIO.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vmci.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VMNET.SYS
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vmnetadapter.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vsock.sys
    e1c64x64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TeeDriverx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgtpx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvvad64v.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgwfpa.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgrkx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgidsdrivera.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgdiska.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgmfx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgidsha.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgloga.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=avgldx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vmnetbridge.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=iqvw64e.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=hcmon.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vmnetuserif.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VMkbd.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vmx86.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=NvStreamKms.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=e1i63x64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vpnva64.sys
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Many thanks for your help. A combination of this plus other research has led me to what I am 99% sure is the culprit... I'm using Corsair Vengeance RAM with an X79 chipset motherboard, a marriage made in hell according to what I've read. The vendor of the RAM has kindly agreed to a refund, and I'm now looking at replacing it with G.Skill Ripjaws Z memory which is fully X79 compliant. Will update again here once it's installed!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Hello pparsons,

    I've got a huge amount of x79 machines, i wouldn't recommend G.Skill to be honest.

    Inless your planning on running some insane memory overclocking, Personally i have a collection of around 600 - 700GB of CorSair Vengeance memory all 2133mhz.

    I wouldn't push the chipset any higher than that value if your planning on overclocking anything else.

    I would however recommend that

    Corsair Dominator or Kingston HyperX is your best bet.

    Out of over 1TB of memory both included only around 2 - 3 4GB modules had any form of issue.

    I would also recommend finding the correct culprit before going ahead is better than flinging more cash at components.

    In the X79 world Memory and CPU have a love / hate relationship have you tried removing every RAM module from the machine leaving only one and ensure that XMP is DISABLED.

    Then attempt to run this again, if the test still results in a BSOD then remove that one module and try another one. Perform the same test again.

    ASUS Rampage series for me at least no matter what has always worked with Corsair Vengeance without any real issues. Only when the actual ram module has failed.

    In this case if you perform the test above you will quickly find out that it's not the RAM however a specific ram module that has failed.

    If the test fails twice with two separated modules i doubt it's the ram.

    Let me know if i can help any further.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Many thanks for the feedback. In fact, I did try starting the PC with just two sticks of the Vengeance RAM installed before returning them, and it ran for 24 hours without error - so the problem seems RAM-related. Will post the outcome when the new memory arrives. Thanks again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Ripjaws Z RAM kit has now been installed for a week, and all's still working fine. Thanks again for all the advice that helped get to the bottom of this!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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I have been experiencing intermittent BSOD when it wakes from sleep on my Zenbook running Win 8. Have not been able to determine the cause and was hoping the smart guys here would be able to point me in the right direction or at least give me an idea of how to study the memory dumps so I can...
My old DVD/RW was connected by IDE cable but this died a few weeks back. I've checked my motherboard to see if it will accept SATA drives, to which it says it does. I have bought a new DVD/RW and its connected via a SATA cable. I have plugged the SATA cable into the SATA port on the M'Board...
:mad: Good morning. This is a good one and will probably require the time and patience of Brink. Installed Win8 CP build 8250 last week and have noticed that Windows Defender will not update. Reason being that the Windows Update Agent has seemed to crashed. It updated the first batch of apprx. 27...
Like CPU-Z, something about Win8 CP would cause Aida64 earlier versions to consistently freeze the computer for me. The latest version of both now works fine. Just a heads up.
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