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Good day everyone.


i5-3570k, 4.5 GHz, 1.200V
2 x 8GB 2400 MHz 10-12-12-31
Maximus V Formula
Crucial M4 128GB SSD

Corsair HX750

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

I run CUDA compute programs on both GPUs and Prime95 on my CPU, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with very little downtime, and all verifiable results have been correct for over a year, so I have no doubt as far as RAM, GPU, CPU or PSU stability is concerned.

A recent hiccup forced me to run some memtest86+ recently as well, with no errors. I also checked my SSD for errors and found none. (The problem ended up being me forgetting to remove the plastic film on my CPU waterblock). In short, I have completely ruled out hardware issues, with the possible exception of something with the SSD that Windows can't pick up?

I'm not all that concerned about this issue. It's hard to reproduce, and really doesn't affect me. I'm just more concerned about the cause rather than the symptoms.

A few times, lately, I had a BSOD immediately before the computer finished shutting down. I'm calling it the last few frames before the computer finishes shutting down. The page doesn't have time to fill with text. I barely have time to read anything. I only recognized BAD POOL HEADER or BAD POOL CALLER (no time to tell which one of the two it was) because I've seen them before. The BSOD doesn't have the time to do it's thing; instead, the computer just reboots into windows as if nothing had happened.

The first time, I told windows to reboot, because there was a windows update. The second time, I am 75% sure I told it to shut down (but I might have hit restart out of habit). In both cases, it rebooted to windows with no issues. No error message, no "Windows did not properly shut down, would you like to boot in safe mode, etc" stuff.

The only strange behaviour I can note is that Windows told me it restarted because of updates after the second reboot after the updates, and not the one immediately after.

Any thoughts?