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  • So here's the deal. Built a new PC last winter (Nov.-Dec.) with Windows 7 Pro.

    Specs:
    AMD Phenom IIx4 955 BE
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
    2x G.Skill RipJaw Series 2MB DDR3-1600 (F3-12800CL8D)
    PNY NVIDA 250 GTS

    Anyway, around May I started getting random BSODs (most being either 0x8E, bad_pool_header, or page_fault_in_nonpaged_area) and freezes. It was found there was a 1-bit memory corruption. So I ran memtest86+ multiple times for extended periods of time. Only a few of the times did it report anything. These times when it did find something it would mess up and the errors would just keep incrementing in an infinite loop forever.

    So now here's the strange part. I can make the BSODs and freezes stop by changing what slots my 2 DIMMs are in. So say they are both in channel A, slots 1 and 2. If I move then from channel A to channel B, slots 1 and 2 all my problems cease. Then everything is fine until I either reformat again or it seems sometimes shutting down the computer (windows restart doesn't seem to affect it so I can still restart just not shutdown.) If I were to do either of those then I again have to swap DIMM slots to stop the BSODs and freezes.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what the issue is here?
    Thanks!

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:30 PM

Answers

  • KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)

    Arguments:
    Arg1: c0000005 , The exception code that was not handled

    //
    // MessageId: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
    //
    // MessageText:
    //
    // The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
    //
    #define STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION          ((NTSTATUS)0xC0000005 L)

    IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption

    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x8E_nt!MiZeroPhysicalPage+5a

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a) - An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.

    IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption


    So it looks like your RAM is damaged. Please download memtest86+ [1], burn a new bootable CD (use a CD-RW if possible) from the ISO (download and use ImgBurn [2] to do this), reboot your PC and scan your RAM 4-5hours for errors. If it detects errors, replace the faulty RAM.

    Also try to update the BIOS to version:
    M4A79XTD EVO BIOS 2102 (2010/07/30 )

    André

    [1] http://www.memtest.org/download/4.10/memtest86+-4.10.iso.zip
    [2] http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download


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    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Friday, October 22, 2010 4:55 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 9:39 PM

All replies

  • Please start the Windows Explorer and go to the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. Next, copy the dmp files to your desktop, zip all dmp into 1 zip file and upload the zip file to your Skydrive [1] and post a link here, so that I can look at the dumps with the debugger and to to see the cause of the crash.

    André

    [1] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:34 PM
  • Alright, I plan on reformatting here in the next few days. I'll upload it after I get it done and crashes a few times. So it may be a day or two till I get to uploading it.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:01 PM
  • Ok never got time to reformat this weekend but the crashes started again for no reason, so here is the dump files.

    http://cid-e186fd1c93b38be2.office.live.com/browse.aspx/Dump%20Files

    Monday, October 18, 2010 7:50 PM
  • KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)

    Arguments:
    Arg1: c0000005 , The exception code that was not handled

    //
    // MessageId: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
    //
    // MessageText:
    //
    // The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
    //
    #define STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION          ((NTSTATUS)0xC0000005 L)

    IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption

    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x8E_nt!MiZeroPhysicalPage+5a

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a) - An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.

    IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption


    So it looks like your RAM is damaged. Please download memtest86+ [1], burn a new bootable CD (use a CD-RW if possible) from the ISO (download and use ImgBurn [2] to do this), reboot your PC and scan your RAM 4-5hours for errors. If it detects errors, replace the faulty RAM.

    Also try to update the BIOS to version:
    M4A79XTD EVO BIOS 2102 (2010/07/30 )

    André

    [1] http://www.memtest.org/download/4.10/memtest86+-4.10.iso.zip
    [2] http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Friday, October 22, 2010 4:55 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 9:39 PM