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BSOD - seems random and unpredictable

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    BSOD - seems random and unpredictable


    I'm getting that deja-vu feeling. Its been a couple years since I've been through the BSOD experience and now its happening in my new computer build and Windows 8.1 Pro.

    Previously the SevenForums did a bang up job of helping me sort it out so I'm really happy there is an EightForums.

    So ... random BSOD that, based on observations, occur when ...

    1) Low stress situations: checking email, web browsing, copying files etc.

    2) High stress situations: Gaming (twice in WoT) and Video editing in Adobe Premeire CC (once).

    Event Viewer Logs point mainly to ntoskrnl.exe but there are other suspects.

    My previous Windows 7 BSOD experience flushed out Acronis Disk Director as the culprit. I've since started using Acronis again with this new build and that has me wondering.

    What also has me wondering is that I do have a lot of hard drives going right now.

    2 SSD drives - 1 for C drive OS and a second I use as a scratch Disk
    4 HDD drives - internal SATA
    2 USB3 drives - Western Digital Books
    1 to 4 HDD connected via an eSata 4 slot Doc. (I don't always have them on.)

    As always, thanks in advance for the great service you guys provide. Log files attached.

    Randy Smith

    PS: I apologize if this ends up being a duplicate post. I think I previewed my first 1 and didn't submit and then I was puzzled when I didn't see the post in the forum.

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    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Please update or remove drivers highlighted in red and test your RAM using Memtest. Test one RAM stick at the time.
    wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 10:39:08 2008 (4805BB2C)  
    wdcsam64.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. 
    bomebus.sys Thu Oct 15 13:50:17 2009 (4AD70C79)  
    Bome\'s MIDI Bus Enumerator 
    bomemidi.sys  Thu Oct 15 13:50:21 2009 (4AD70C7D) 
    Bome's Virtual MIDI Port  Driver 
    LGBusEnum.sys  Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0) 
    Logitech Keyboard 
    LGVirHid.sys  Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0) 
    Logitech Gamepanel Virtual  HID Device Driver 
    AsUpIO.sys Tue  Aug 3 04:47:59 2010 (4C57835F) 
    ASUS hardware monitoring software  related 
    point64.sys Wed  May 18 10:07:20 2011 (4DD37E38) 
    Microsoft IntelliPoint Filter  Driver 
    ASUSFILTER.sys  Tue Sep 20 17:46:33 2011 (4E78B559) 
    ASUS USB Hub filter driver 
    AiChargerPlus.sys Thu Apr 19 03:17:35 2012 (4F8F67AF)  
    Asus Charger Driver [br] Likely BSOD cause - haven't  seen recently (15Jan2013) 
    PxHlpa64.sys Tue Apr 24  19:26:29 2012 (4F96E245) 
    Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD  programs) 
    GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3  21:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1) 
    CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear  Software.[br]Also comes with iTunes 
    AsIO.sys Wed Aug 22 11:54:47  2012 (5034AC67) 
    Asus PCProbe Utility 
    SBFWIM.sys Mon Sep 17 14:55:25 2012  (50571DBD) 
    Sunbelt Firewall Software 
    lvbflt64.sys Tue Oct 23 04:10:38  2012 (5085FC9E) 
    Logitech Webcam Software driver 
    lvrs64.sys Tue Oct 23 04:11:24  2012 (5085FCCC) 
    Logitech Camera driver 
    lvuvc64.sys Tue Oct 23 04:12:08  2012 (5085FCF8) 
    Logitech USB Video Class Driver (WebCam) 
    sbwtis.sys Thu Dec 6 13:26:10 2012  (50C08EE2) 
    Sunbelt Personal Firewall TDI Inspection System 
    ndisrd.sys Thu Feb 21 03:40:15 2013  (5125890F) 
    ndisrd.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.  
    LGSHidFilt.Sys Thu May 30 17:16:33 2013 (51A76D51) 
    Logitech Gaming  KMDF HID driver[br]KB or mouse 
    sbapifs.sys Tue Jun 18 03:08:23  2013 (51BFB307) 
    Sunbelt ActiveProtection Filter part of VIPRE/CounterSpy  from Sunbelt Software (may be a part of Lavasoft protection also). 
    Rt630x64.sys Fri Jun 21 11:29:10  2013 (51C41CE6) 
    Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters 
    SbFw.sys Wed Jul 3 17:49:08 2013  (51D447F4) 
    Sunbelt Personal Firewall driver/Sunbelt Software 
    asmtxhci.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:42 2013  (520E7D6A) 
    Asmedia USB 3.0 driver 
    asmthub3.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:54  2013 (520E7D76) 
    ASMedia USB 3.0 Hub driver 
    RTKVHD64.sys Wed Aug 21 06:48:22  2013 (52144696) 
    Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver 
    dump_storahci.sys Thu Aug 22  13:40:39 2013 (5215F8B7) 
    driver created to provide disk access during crash  dump file generation 
    gfiutil.sys Wed Sep 4  20:57:40 2013 (522782A4) 
    gfiutil.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. 
    asstor64.sys Mon Sep 16 10:39:08 2013 (5236C3AC)  
    Asmedia ASM-106x Sata 6G controller 
    nvhda64v.sys Thu Nov 28 14:38:09  2013 (52974741) 
    nVidia HDMI Audio Device (nForce chipset driver) 
    fltsrv.sys Thu May 8 15:38:55  2014 (536B88EF) 
    Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 
    tib.sys Tue Aug 5 11:21:30 2014  (53E0A21A) 
    Acronis TIB manager 
    file_tracker.sys Thu Sep 4 14:49:39  2014 (54085FE3) 
    file_tracker.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. 
    tib_mounter.sys Fri Oct 10 05:58:11 2014  (54375953) 
    Acronis Tib Mounter for Backup Archive Explorer 
    snapman.sys Wed Oct 15  11:58:47 2014 (543E4557) 
    Acronis True Image Snapshot Manager driver also  included in Seagate DiscWizard 
    nvlddmkm.sys Thu Oct 16 14:31:28  2014 (543FBAA0) 
    nVidia Video drivers 
    Debug session time: Mon  Nov 17 16:36:01.286 2014 (UTC + 1:00) 
    Loading Dump File  [C:\Users\Mihael\SysnativeBSODApps\111714-54765-01.dmp] 
    Built by:  9600.17328.amd64fre.winblue_r3.140827-1500 
    System Uptime: 0 days  12:18:08.016 
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ??  ::FNODOBFM::`string'+16ec7 ) 
    BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff79940000000, c359,  c50d00184b2} 
    BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT  (1a) 
    Bugcheck code 0000001A 
    Arg1: 0000000000005003,  The subtype of the bugcheck. 
    Arg2: fffff79940000000 
    Arg3:  000000000000c359 
    Arg4: 00000c50d00184b2 
    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5003  
    PROCESS_NAME: System 
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x1a_5003_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_ 
    BiosVersion = 2301 
    BiosReleaseDate  = 01/06/2014 
    SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.  
    SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.  
    RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thanks and will do. It'll probably take me a day or two to get through all of this. I'll start with the drivers.

    Hmmm... I'm also getting that deja vu feeling about the ASUS utilities I installed with the build. I recall having issues with them before.

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    I'm partially through dealing with the drivers. I've been pretty busy so I'm not sure when I'll get to the MemTest, maybe this weekend.

    But I had a realization as I was uninstalling software and drivers. That is, one of the things I did on my new build after about a week was to change my RAM frequency from AUTO to 1600. That's around when I started having these problems. I did this because my MOBO showed the RAM at 1333 and I had purchased 1600.

    A friend said that its not unusual to sometimes have to go in and manually set it in the BIOS. So I did, but I did not set the latency timings. This is the core of my new build.

    MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    CPU: AMD 9370
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL
    • DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    • Timing 10-10-10-30
    • Cas Latency 10
    • Voltage 1.5V

    Today I went into the BIOS again and set the frequency to AUTO and once again it registers as 1333 but my computer has been stable all day.

    Question is, do you think this could have been the primary cause of my BSODs?

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    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yes, it is quite possible.
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    Here's where I'm at. A friend suggested that since I have a new system and that I've been mucking about with the BIOS and the memory settings that I clear the BIOS and start over. So I removed the CMOS battery to clear the BIOS and when I booted I set the RAM to 1600 and changed NOTHING else.

    I never did a MEMTEST since I didn't have time but my computer has been BSOD free for 4 days now. I'll mark this thread as SOLVED and if I have any more trouble ... "I'll be back!"

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