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Fairly frequent different BSODs


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#1 Nomadski

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

For the last few weeks I have been getting BSODs of various guises including "critical_structure_corruption", "KMODE _Exception_Not_Handled (NTFS.sys)" and the last one while playing Far Cry 4 "Memory_Management". 

 

Prior to the last one I have fitted a new GPU.

 

Infrequently when turning off PC, I get an error message saying something about memory, but it goes too quick for me to get a picture of it.

 

I am also noticing this last week some strange behaviour in Windows 10 including right click behaviours when making a new folder, the new folder won't appear until I go back a page and then re enter where it then appears.

 

I have run Windows 10's own memory diagnostic and Intels CPU diagnostic tools, neither have found any issues, so you guys are my last hope!

 

Please find attached the requested dump, and find below the link to my speccy.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/lxjFZt1fJufTK28X4LNYvDf



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:48 AM

Varied and frequent BSOD's generally point to major hardware failure (cpu, mobo, ram, etc) or, less frequently, malware. In your case, since you see "memory" errors you should start by checking the ram: download memtest (http://memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:58 AM

Varied and frequent BSOD's generally point to major hardware failure (cpu, mobo, ram, etc) or, less frequently, malware. In your case, since you see "memory" errors you should start by checking the ram: download memtest (http://memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.


Hi Allan, thanks for the reply. I am currently running mentest86 from a USB and despite windows 10 reporting no issues with memory, I am only on pass 1 and there are 6 errors as I type.

Do I need to let memtest finish, now it has thrown errors up? Also will I be able to know if its the memory itself or an issue with the motherboard?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

It's almost certainly the ram. I'd replace it - just get the new stick(s) from a supplier who will accept returns (just in case). And Windows will rarely let you know there is a ram problem other than throwing those bsod's - often pointing to the "memory" as a cause.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

It's almost certainly the ram. I'd replace it - just get the new stick(s) from a supplier who will accept returns (just in case). And Windows will rarely let you know there is a ram problem other than throwing those bsod's - often pointing to the "memory" as a cause.


Yeah seems to be. Ive tried memtest with different configurations of slots and sticks and only 1 stick is throwing up errors so.

They are from Corsair who have a lifetime warranty so will contact them.

Cheers Allan.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

You're welcome. Keep us posted.






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