My desktop computer is custom built, about 2 years ago. For about the past 6 months, I've been getting BSODs, seemingly at random. It doesn't matter if I'm playing a game, watching a movie, surfing the web, or the computer is sitting idle. Sometimes it happens after being powered on for hours, sometimes only minutes. Most of the BSODs are "Memory Management Errors", but not always. I've tried using the app "Who Crashed" to help me identify the problem, but usually it really tells me nothing:
System Information (local)
computer name: GREG-PC
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
Hardware: GA-78LMT-USB3, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Processor AMD586, level: 21
6 logical processors, active mask: 63
RAM: 8570593280 total
Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump
Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Sat 1/30/2016 9:53:35 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\013016-20155-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
Bugcheck code: 0x1A (0x41790, 0xFFFFFA80051D6EC0, 0xFFFF, 0x0)
Bug check description: This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.
This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.
My video drivers are up to date, and I really don't know which other ones I should check. Sometimes when I search to see if there is a more recent driver, the system just searches and searches and I have to manually close the window.
I am more than willing to get two more 4GB memory sticks if I have to replace defective ones, but I would like clarification that they are bad. I remember after reading some solutions online, running some sort of test a few months ago which told me the memory was good, but I will be happy to run the tests suggested in the pinned post while I wait.
Also, I don't know if it means anything, but I also have lots of random crashes with Mozilla Firefox as well, which may or may not be related.
Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: After I posted this, I downloaded and ran the Memtest86, and let it run for about 2 hours. When I came back, I found 9,400 errors and still counting. I then followed the troubleshooting instructions, and am now running on 1x4GB instead of 2x4GB. I will run Memtest again for each slot to determine if it's the chip or slot.
Edited by CriticalMass048, 30 January 2016 - 11:45 PM.