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Repeated BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe


Mikew

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#1
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 available. The previous ones kept indicating NTFS file structure errors, so I eventually reset my SSD to factory and reinstalled windows in an attempt to fix. This is a fairly new PC build, perhaps three months old and these issues have cropped up within the past month or so.

So far I have:

Checked for malware, rootkits, etc before and after reinstall of windows
Thoroughly checked memory with Memtest86
Performed multiple Furmark stress tests on the GPU
Pulled out and re-seated the video card
Checked all connections for hardware
Monitored voltages, temps, etc and found nothing unusual
Rolled back to several previous AMD drivers for the GPU and rolled forward to beta drivers
Put the cpu/memory through the Prime95 grinder

All of these failed to fix the issue or produce any errors or further blue screens. Running out of ideas here!

Any help pointing me in the right direction would be very much appreciated at this point. Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Thanks,

Mike
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Inte Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X

usasma

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#2
I noted that your pagefile space is only 208 mB - please set the pagefile to "system-managed" size

If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized. i5 and i7 processors can be "auto-overclocked" by using Intel's TurboBoost feature. If so, it's safe to disregard this caution.
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency: 3400
Actual Frequency: 3503
Overclock Ratio: 1.03029
One of the memory dumps is Driver Verifier Enabled. Did you enable Driver Verifier? If so, what settings did you use?

This looks like a hardware problem to me - so start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
Feel free to skip those tests that you've already run (recently).

Make sure that you get ALL available Windows Updates, and ALL available Wind8.1 updates for your system from Asus

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code:
[font=lucida console]**************************Wed Jul  9 21:38:39.267 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\070914-3906-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9600[/B].17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
System Uptime:[B]0 days 2:14:44.975[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCaptureHandleInformation+6b )[/B]
BugCheck [B]3B, {c0000005, fffff80297c86447, ffffd001df33e8c0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x0000003B]SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff80297c86447, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: ffffd001df33e8c0, 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:  Steam.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x3B_nt!ObpCaptureHandleInformation[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3503[/B]
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      [color=red]1.03029[/color]
 
  BIOS Version                  1402
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
  Product Name                  System Product Name
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Wed Jul  9 10:54:00.000 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\070914-3968-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9600[/B].17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
System Uptime:[B]0 days 8:34:17.707[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+24b )[/B]
BugCheck [B]1, {7ffa42d0aeea, 0, ffff, ffffd000569c6b80}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000001]APC_INDEX_MISMATCH (1)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 00007ffa42d0aeea, Address of system call function or worker routine
Arg2: 0000000000000000, Thread->ApcStateIndex
Arg3: 000000000000ffff, (Thread->SpecialApcDisable << 16) | Thread->KernelApcDisable
Arg4: ffffd000569c6b80, Call type (0 - system call, 1 - worker routine)
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: [B][COLOR=RED]VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP[/COLOR][/B]
PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x1_VRF_SysCallNum_35_nt!KiSystemServiceExit[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3503[/B]
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      [color=red]1.03029[/color]
 
  BIOS Version                  1402
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
  Product Name                  System Product Name
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Wed Jul  9 01:27:01.415 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\070914-3796-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9600[/B].17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
System Uptime:[B]0 days 12:32:49.542[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+dff )[/B]
BugCheck [B]19, {3, ffffc000e18e5f70, ff0b0c13ff0b0c13, ffffc000e18e5f70}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000019]BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000003, the pool freelist is corrupt.
Arg2: ffffc000e18e5f70, the pool entry being checked.
Arg3: ff0b0c13ff0b0c13, the read back flink freelist value (should be the same as 2).
Arg4: ffffc000e18e5f70, the read back blink freelist value (should be the same as 2).
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x19_3
PROCESS_NAME:  SkyDrive.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x19_3_nt!ExFreePoolWithTag[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3503[/B]
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      [color=red]1.03029[/color]
 
  BIOS Version                  1402
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
  Product Name                  System Product Name
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
[/font]
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:
[font=lucida console]**************************Wed Jul  9 21:38:39.267 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
HECIx64.sys                 Mon Jul  2 18:14:58 2012 (4FF21D62)
Rt630x64.sys                Fri May 10 05:59:08 2013 (518CC4EC)
intelppm.sys                Thu Aug 22 04:46:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
dump_storahci.sys           Thu Aug 22 07:40:39 2013 (5215F8B7)
AMDACPKSL.SYS               Tue Mar 11 19:49:44 2014 (531FA118)
AtihdWB6.sys                Tue Mar 11 19:50:02 2014 (531FA12A)
SamsungRapidDiskFltr.sys    Mon May 19 10:24:16 2014 (537A1410)
SamsungRapidFSFltr.sys      Mon May 19 10:24:18 2014 (537A1412)
atikmpag.sys                Fri Jun 20 21:30:49 2014 (53A4E049)
atikmdag.sys                Fri Jun 20 22:36:23 2014 (53A4EFA7)
[/font]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
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=AMDACPKSL.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtihdWB6.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SamsungRapidDiskFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SamsungRapidFSFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

blueelvis

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#3
Hi Mikew & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below is a summary provided for informative purposes :-
Code:
**************************Thu Jul 10 07:08:39.267 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCaptureHandleInformation+6b )
 
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80297c86447, ffffd001df33e8c0, 0}
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x0000003B"]SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)[/URL]
 
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x3B
 
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
 
PROCESS_NAME:  Steam.exe
 
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x3B_nt!ObpCaptureHandleInformation
 
[B][U]MaxSpeed:     3400
 
CurrentSpeed: 3503
 
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      1.03029
[/U][/B] 
  BIOS Version                  1402
 
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
 
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
 
  Product Name                  System Product Name
 
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Wed Jul  9 20:24:00.000 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+24b )
 
BugCheck 1, {7ffa42d0aeea, 0, ffff, ffffd000569c6b80}
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000001"]APC_INDEX_MISMATCH (1)[/URL]
 
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1
 
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP
 
PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
 
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x1_VRF_SysCallNum_35_nt!KiSystemServiceExit
 
[B][U]MaxSpeed:     3400
 
CurrentSpeed: 3503
 
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      1.03029
[/U][/B] 
  BIOS Version                  1402
 
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
 
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
 
  Product Name                  System Product Name
 
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Wed Jul  9 10:57:01.415 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+dff )
 
BugCheck 19, {3, ffffc000e18e5f70, ff0b0c13ff0b0c13, ffffc000e18e5f70}
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000019"]BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)[/URL]
 
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x19_3
 
PROCESS_NAME:  SkyDrive.exe
 
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x19_3_nt!ExFreePoolWithTag
 
[B][U]MaxSpeed:     3400
 
CurrentSpeed: 3503
 
 
Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency:   3400
Actual Frequency:     3503
Overclock Ratio:      1.03029
[/U][/B] 
  BIOS Version                  1402
 
  BIOS Release Date             03/21/2014
 
  Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
 
  Product Name                  System Product Name
 
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
It appears that your processor is overclocked, please reset everything to STOCK settings and see if the problems still occur or not. Below is a list of 3rd party drivers installed on your system :-
Code:
**************************Thu Jul 10 07:08:39.267 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
HECIx64.sys                 Tue Jul  3 03:44:58 2012 (4FF21D62)
Rt630x64.sys                Fri May 10 15:29:08 2013 (518CC4EC)
intelppm.sys                Thu Aug 22 14:16:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
dump_storahci.sys           Thu Aug 22 17:10:39 2013 (5215F8B7)
AMDACPKSL.SYS               Wed Mar 12 05:19:44 2014 (531FA118)
AtihdWB6.sys                Wed Mar 12 05:20:02 2014 (531FA12A)
SamsungRapidDiskFltr.sys    Mon May 19 19:54:16 2014 (537A1410)
SamsungRapidFSFltr.sys      Mon May 19 19:54:18 2014 (537A1412)
atikmpag.sys                Sat Jun 21 07:00:49 2014 (53A4E049)
atikmdag.sys                Sat Jun 21 08:06:23 2014 (53A4EFA7)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
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=AMDACPKSL.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtihdWB6.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SamsungRapidDiskFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SamsungRapidFSFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys

I see that there is presence of Samsung Rapid. Is this issue appearing if you disable the Rapid Mode? More info on the Rapid Mode can be found here :-

AnandTech | Samsung SSD 840 EVO Review: 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB & 1TB Models Tested

Apparently, the highlighted drivers are the Samsung RAPID Mode Disk Filter driver. If the problem is still not solved then see if uninstalling the Samsung Software Suite for your SSD solves the problem or not.

If the problem is still not resolved, I would be glad to help you out further ^_^.

EDIT :- Please follow Usasma's post first. ^_^.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Core I5 2430M @ 2.4GHz
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz Dual Channel ^_^
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000 B-)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 500 GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & Common Sense!

Mikew

New Member
Posts
4
#4
Thank you both for responding, I really appreciate it.

I noted that your pagefile space is only 208 mB - please set the pagefile to "system-managed" size
Done. (It was actually set at a 2-2000 range, not specifically 208mb, if it matters)

usasma said:
If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting.
blueelvis said:
It appears that your processor is overclocked, please reset everything to STOCK settings and see if the problems still occur or not.
The processor is running in its out-of-the-box configuration with no modification on my part. How would I go about adjusting this?


usasma said:
One of the memory dumps is Driver Verifier Enabled. Did you enable Driver Verifier? If so, what settings did you use?
Everything but low resource sim and force pending i/o was selected.

usasma said:
Make sure that you get ALL available Windows Updates, and ALL available Wind8.1 updates for your system from Asus
Done. There were a handful of updates from this Tuesday.

usasma said:
This looks like a hardware problem to me - so start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
Feel free to skip those tests that you've already run (recently).
Furmark, Memtest86, prime95, chkdsk, Crystal Disk Info - Have been run within the last 72 hours.

I also ran memtestCL on the GPU, everything was fine except the "random blocks" test, which reported 40 failed iterations and 817933 total incorrect bits. Anything to be concerned about? I don't really know what this means.

The only other tools I'm really seeing here in these lists are the video memory stress test and the artifact locator, which sound intriguing, but are apparently Russian-language only. Was there anything in particular you were wanting me to run?

I'll do some digging and see if I can find a better diagnostic from samsung for the SSD I guess, but samsung magician reports 100% good working order.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Inte Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
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#5
I have spent most of my time this morning trying to find explanations of the errors that memtestCL generates - but haven't found anything.

That being said, it's my opinion here that "an error is an error" - so you should be concerned about it.
Do you have another video card that you can test with? If not, can you purchase one from a shop that will refund your money if it's not needed?

If you download the memory test from this link: http://nvworld.ru/files/downloads/utils/vmt.zip (be sure to scan anything downloaded from the internetwith an antivirus BEFORE opening it)
Extract it and double click on the vmt.eng.bat file in order to run the English version (I've gotta update the links/descriptions on that page!)

The OCBase link is in English, so you can use those tests without translation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

Mikew

New Member
Posts
4
#6
Ran the vmtest from that link on the current GPU - no errors.

Pulling a video card out of an old rig for further testing.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Inte Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
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#7
Also, if you have onboard graphics, try that also.
Testing another card and the onboard graphics will help to tell if it's the card or the motherboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

Mikew

New Member
Posts
4
#8
Before pulling out the card, I wanted to produce a bsod again. Haven't been able to do it, despite my best efforts.

Gonna give that a few more days.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Inte Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X

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