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For the past 3 days I've been getting numerous blue screens of death. As we know, blue screens are either due to recent hardware changes (typically faulty hardware) or software changes (typically driver updates).

To be sure it wasn't software related, I first reinstalled Windows and sure enough the problems persisted. Next, I replaced my new SSD (OCZ Agility 3) with the old SSD you see in my sig rig. It wasn't the SSD either..
Now since most BSODs seemed to be caused by some corrupted drive I disconnected all my HDDs too, but the blue screens did not stop appearing...

It is now clear that the errors are not necessarily caused by a faulty drive, but I have yet to determine what is the cause

Many BSODs refer to SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL but some refer to USBPORT.SYS or even TCPIP.SYS...

To free up some IRQ resources I have disabled unused devices in BIOS, but again that didn't solve anything.

Any ideas? ANY help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by giecsar - 6/5/11 at 5:32am
post #2 of 13
I can see that both your CPU and video card appear to be overclocked, have you checked them both for stability? Especially the CPU.

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD's are normally caused by buggy drivers or RAM, but can also be the signs of an unstable CPU overclock.

Are all your device drivers up to date? Including the chipset drivers?

You may also wan't to attach your crash dumps from C:\\Windows\\Minidump or LiveKernelReports so that we can take a look at them.
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I can see that both your CPU and video card appear to be overclocked, have you checked them both for stability? Especially the CPU.
Neither the CPU nor the video card are overclocked. They run at stock frequencies and voltages. Same thing goes for the RAM.

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SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD's are normally caused by buggy drivers or RAM, but can also be the signs of an unstable CPU overclock.
I am sure it is not a driver issue since I have done a clean install of Windows, so it must be the hardware itself. However each component worked fine until now, what could it be?

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Are all your device drivers up to date? Including the chipset drivers?
Yes.

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You may also wan't to attach your crash dumps from C:\\Windows\\Minidump or LiveKernelReports so that we can take a look at them.
Ok.


Oh and I have also updated the BIOS, I'm now waiting to see if I get another BSOD.
Edited by giecsar - 6/5/11 at 5:53am
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probably cpu overclock
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probably cpu overclock
Wow, exact same thing...


THE CPU IS NOT OVERCLOCKED
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After taking a look at the crash dumps I would recommend testing your RAM with Memtest86+ making sure you test one DIMM at a time.

If all appears to be fine there then try updating your nForce chipset drivers.

There is no specific driver or system component that is causing the BSOD's, therefore this could indicate a hardware failure somewhere within the system, more likely the RAM.
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After taking a look at the crash dumps I would recommend testing your RAM with Memtest86+ making sure you test one DIMM at a time.

If all appears to be fine there then try updating your nForce chipset drivers.

There is no specific driver or system component that is causing the BSOD's, therefore this could indicate a hardware failure somewhere within the system, more likely the RAM.
Thanks, your insight is really appreciated.
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Your RAM is going south.I had the same thing few weeks ago with some XM2 modules.Keep in mind you really need to test each module for several hours ,as in dual channel you may not see the error , vice-versa beeing true as well(unmatched sticks will error only in pair).
Have fun as it needs time
Use latest Memtest ISO.One full pass ,then 25 passes each for tests 5 and 7 then another full one at closing.
   
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Thanks, your insight is really appreciated.
No problem.
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No problem.
You will get +REP mate as i agree
   
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