Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


ntoskrnl.exe related BSOD win 8.1 mostly when gaming

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1

    ntoskrnl.exe related BSOD win 8.1 mostly when gaming


    Hi everyone

    My new build is giving my headaches. I get memory_management and PFN_List_Corrupt BSOD's when running games, usually they are fine running a very demanding game on full settings, but when I load/unload a new map or level or close a game down it can happen.

    Rome II is quite bad for them, I've seen one on Dota and one when using Chrome to watch youtube too.

    So far I've:

    *Done several clean installs
    *Looked at both all the latest drivers I could find (provided by slimdrivers etc) or tried leaving the barebones/stock drivers on the system to see if that makes a difference.
    *Grabbed all the windows updates
    *Ran memtest on my ram overnight, no problems
    *Ran VMT on my graphics card memory, no issues
    *Carried out sfc /scannow - It did come up with some errors, I used dism commands to restore the image n stuff, re-scanned and nothing shows up now
    *Carried out a full chkdsk /r
    *Reseated everything inside my machine
    *Updated bios, made sure bios had my memory timings correct. Disabled a few of it's spicy power saving features (but I don't really know what I'm doing in bios to be honest).

    I tried to use driver verifier but it keeps crashing on boot, so disabled for now.
    I'm pretty rubbish at computers, so even if I've already done something I'm willing to try again.
    According to Whocrashed, everything is happening in the ntoskrnl.exe module, whatever that means.

    SF dumps attached.
    Thanks again!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    All BSOD's indicated you might have a bad RAM stick. If you used the Windows Memory test, sometimes it will not detect errors. Try to re-seat your RAM and you can also increase the RAM voltage in BIOS by .1 ~ .15

    Download: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and run the test for at least 6-8 hours or 5 passes unless errors occur before.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Jul 2014 at 08:10.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    Thanks for the speedy reply. I'll run it this evening and report back.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    10 hours running memtest+ 7 passes, no errors.

    Edit: Just saw the comment about upping the voltage, will try that first.

    I still think it's ram related. I checked my ram against mobo manufacturer's specs, and while they support ram of the same brand, I couldn't see this one list (the shopping list I followed said it was, bah).

    Won't mark as solved just yet, will get some supported ram in the coming weeks and try to recreate the error.
    Last edited by Stil; 21 Jul 2014 at 08:24.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    OK. I changed the voltage on the ram and since then it's been perfect! Stock 1.5v just wasn't enough for gaming I guess. Really grateful, you saved me a lot of money and stress. Solved!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Stil View Post
    OK. I changed the voltage on the ram and since then it's been perfect! Stock 1.5v just wasn't enough for gaming I guess. Really grateful, you saved me a lot of money and stress. Solved!
    Wao that was nice, a new learning experience for me.

    @TopGunDCP :- Could you please explain to me how this upping the voltage worked? Please try to be noob friendly as I am not into overclocking
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

ntoskrnl.exe related BSOD win 8.1 mostly when gaming
Related Threads
BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hey there. I'am on a fresh install of windows 8.1 and I keep getting this BSOD related to the ntoskrnl.exe. Running windows 8.1 CPU: 3770k mobo: p8z77-LK ram: Patriot 2000mhz 8GB GPU: SLI EVGA 780 SC Seems to happen when I watch twitch.tv and play a game at the same time.
Hey everyone, I am experiencing BSODs whenever I play games that put a heavier load on the PC. It is not exact, it is quite random, sometimes when I have netflix and LoL/other game running, it will just crap out. I've attached the DM Log and SF Diagnostic. Any help appreciated.
For a long time now - over a year - I've been getting seemingly random blue-screens, 90% of the time during playing video games. It doesn't ALWAYS happen, and sometimes it goes days without happening, but other times it is nearly every time I play for longer than 15 minutes. I upgraded several...
Repeated BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Greetings, I've been suffering from repeated blue screens, the most recent of which have all been linked to the above-referenced file in the crash dumps. There were blue screens involving other things prior to this but I have since reinstalled windows and no longer have dump files or data...
My computer, since I built it around 6 months ago, has been constantly crashing, 1-3 times per day. I have tried re-seating the ram modules and graphics card, and reinstalling windows 8. On the current install I have installed no third party drivers, and left everything to windows update. My...
Solved BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Memtest has been run and passed with flying colors. This computer build is less than a month old. Let me know what you find and I will be HAPPY to oblige with more tests or whatever is needed. Thanks in advance.
I've attached the SF Diagnostics report to this post. Whenever I've tried to play a game in the past 2 days, the game will rapidly slow and lag, then the PC will restart itself and it only gave one error report, now it has since stopped giving error reports. I've searched all over but I still...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook