I have been having some issues with my computer for a while. It is a self build which I built a few years ago and recently it has been throwing up a lot of problems. The problems include many BSODs such as System Service exceptions, memory management, IRQL etc.
I have RMA'd the RAM however the computer presents with the same problems. Interestingly yesterday I replaced the power supply (an OCZ stealthXstream 500W which was six years old) with a brand new be quiet pure power L8 500W and some of the BSODs immediately after BOOT have gone.
Unfortunately the BSODs mentioned in the first paragraph are still a problem. I have spoken to nVidia who have approved an RMA for the GTX 460 but I am somewhat unconvinced that the problem lies with the graphics card. To this end I have removed, dusted and finally reseated every component. I have tested both sticks of RAM using memtest but I concede I haven't tested them individually. I can do the aforementioned however since they are brand new sticks from the manufacturer I don't expect them to be faulty but it's not impossible.
Just to see what would happen I booted up with one stick of RAM in slot 1 and the computer has been running for 2 hours without fault. In this time I have utilised it for Firefox, 1080p playback on VLC and running Unigine (Heaven Benchmark 4.0). With two sticks of RAM I would have had a BSOD within five minutes of boot if I was lucky and Unigine would black the screen out after 10-15secs.
I guess I need to run RAM stick 1 in each slot, memtest and then switch to RAM stick 2. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated but at the moment I think the problems could lie with:
- One of the RAM slots being faulty
- The MB having an issue with two RAM sticks
- RAM not being exactly identical (although in the BIOS they are)
- Hard Drive??? (I have done a S.M.A.R.T test which showed no problems)
- GTX 460???
- BIOS - I will try updating as my version is 21/7/2009 while the latest version is 4/3/2011
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Operating System Windows 7 64-bit
CPU Processor AMD Phenom II X2 560 Processor, 3300 Mhz, 2 Core(s)
Motherboard MSI 770-C45
Ram Corsair 2GB x2
Storage SAMSUNG HD103SJ 1tb
Video Card eVGA GTX 460 768mb
Soundcard ASUS Xonar DG
Power Supply bequiet PurePower L8 500W
Case Antec 300
Edited by DrBSOD, 19 July 2014 - 10:08 AM.