Hello, Bleeping Computer Community,
I had a good look around the internet but could not find any post that has my exact problem, so I decided to take a leap of faith and write my problem down here.
First of all my System Configuration:
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 (3,16 GHz) overclocked to 3.8 GHz
Asetek LCLC CPU Watercooling Kit
AMD HD Radeon 7770 2GB
Gigabyte P43-ES3G (rev. 1)
8 GB (4x2) RAM 800 MHz DDR2
Be Quiet 550W 80+ Bronze
Some 5400 RPM 500 GB SATA Disk Drive
So I have this system for 6 and a half years now, and the only two games that i currently run are H1Z1 King of the Kill and Rocket League. Both games had quiet some heavy FPS drops, especially Rocket League, which is why I thought it would be a good idea to finally upgrade my harddisk.
So I bought a 500 GB Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO, installed it in my system, removed all other harddrives, changed settings in BIOS to AHCI and installed Windows 7 - no problem. Installed all drivers from my mainboard driver disk and downloaded newest graphicscard driver. All done, no worries.
Both games seemed to start up faster, my whole system is faster, so overall good performance upgrade.
!Now My Problem!:
H1Z1 King of the Kill would now and has not before, start crashing 3-5 minutes after every time that I had entered the game and parachuted down to the ground. I only once had an error message, did not remember to screenshot it though, every other time there was no errormessage.
Rocket League: Very much more fluent, almost no FPS drops anymore (very happy), BUT then after a few games that went smoothly, my game froze and crashed to the Desktop with Windows Error:" Program has crashed, Windows is trying to look for a solution online" (or something like that). I restarted the game, joined the lobby, after 10 seconds, same crash, I did the same thing 6 more times. Every time the game seemed to crash even faster, which kind of made me wonder if it had anything to do with my RAM, and then suddenly, like the 8th time that I tried rejoining the game, it gave my a BSOD.
Bug Check String: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Caused By Driver: win32.sys
Caused By Address: win32.sys+c7900
Crash Adress: ntoskrnl.exe+70400
I had a random system shutdown & restart shortly after that during a Rocket League game, so the next thing I did was make sure my CPU wasn't overheating. I downloaded CoreTemp and Prime95, stress tested, Processor went up to 97°C. so I canceled the test. I ordered new thermal paste, I figured that 6,5 year old thermal paste is probably just too old to do the job properly. I then applied the new thermal paste and the system was back at 60°C while prime95 was stress testing. (Nice! :D)
I tried out playing both games for another day and monitored CPU temperature with CoreTemp which stayed safe at 55°C MAX but I still got the same random crashes, which is why after a bit of internet research I had a feeling I might have a faulty driver in the system. To save precious time I simply formatted the whole system and reinstalled Windows + motherboard- and graphics drivers. Windows Update did its thing and after reinstalling Rocket League and playing a few matches I got the same BSOD I had before reinstalling.
Since processorheat was not causing the problem, I had another look around the net and found out, that some people had similar BSOD readings and a problem with their RAM. So I downloaded memtest86, put it on a stick, booted and tested memory. First Pass with all 4 sticks in place froze on test 9, I think at like 80% but it had found round about 5500 errors until then. (I will add a screenshot)
I figured it was a good idea to check each RAM stick itself, so i got 3 of them out, tested and kept swopping them out. I had each Stick do one pass and to my shocking this time there were no errors. I did put them all in the same slot though, so maybe there is something wrong with one of the slots on the board?
That is the point, which I am stuck at right now. I hope you guys can help me, If you need any other information about my system or what i did, just ask
And thank you for your help in advance
Edited by Toastbrot, 07 February 2017 - 01:04 PM.