Question Need Help Diagnosing BSODs

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I've been getting BSODs on a pretty frequent basis on my PC running Windows 10, usually about one a day, but sometimes several over the course of the day (I use my computer just about all day long). Today I got three blue screens in the course of about 20 minutes, so I figured it was about time I made some sort of post to get some help diagnosing what the hell is wrong with it.

I've been creating a list of the stop codes I've been getting, which include:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (most common one, it seems)

KERNEL_AUTO_BOOST_LOCK_ACQUISITION_WITH_RAISED_IRQL

KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION

ATTEMPTED_TO_WRITE_READONLY_MEMORY

DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

probably a lot more that I've forgotten to write down

I've googled each of the stop codes and most of them just say to update drivers/BIOS, or that it's a RAM issue. I updated every driver on my PC, made sure my BIOS was updated to the latest version, still blue screens. I ran memtest86 with the RAM that I was using and it gave me some errors, so naturally I was lead to believe that the problem was with the RAM. I bought new RAM (listed below) and now I'm getting what seems like more blue screens than before. I'm absolutely clueless as to what the problem is at this point, and it's seriously making me upset. I'm willing to add any additional information I need to for this to get solved, because I'm willing to bet this isn't enough information for a full diagnosis. Any pointers or ideas as to what the issue might be would be immensely helpful, though. Also, apologies if this post is a bit unorganized or not up to par, I'm not much of a forum guru.

Hardware:
MSI B450 Tomahawk
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3200
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Nvidia RTX 2060
 
May 7, 2020
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I've been getting BSODs on a pretty frequent basis on my PC running Windows 10, usually about one a day, but sometimes several over the course of the day (I use my computer just about all day long). Today I got three blue screens in the course of about 20 minutes, so I figured it was about time I made some sort of post to get some help diagnosing what the hell is wrong with it.

I've been creating a list of the stop codes I've been getting, which include:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (most common one, it seems)

KERNEL_AUTO_BOOST_LOCK_ACQUISITION_WITH_RAISED_IRQL

KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION

ATTEMPTED_TO_WRITE_READONLY_MEMORY

DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

probably a lot more that I've forgotten to write down

I've googled each of the stop codes and most of them just say to update drivers/BIOS, or that it's a RAM issue. I updated every driver on my PC, made sure my BIOS was updated to the latest version, still blue screens. I ran memtest86 with the RAM that I was using and it gave me some errors, so naturally I was lead to believe that the problem was with the RAM. I bought new RAM (listed below) and now I'm getting what seems like more blue screens than before. I'm absolutely clueless as to what the problem is at this point, and it's seriously making me upset. I'm willing to add any additional information I need to for this to get solved, because I'm willing to bet this isn't enough information for a full diagnosis. Any pointers or ideas as to what the issue might be would be immensely helpful, though. Also, apologies if this post is a bit unorganized or not up to par, I'm not much of a forum guru.

Hardware:
MSI B450 Tomahawk
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3200
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Nvidia RTX 2060
Hi there,

is your memoryspeed supported by processor? or is it overclocked?
 
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I had some problems last year with my ram memory 3200mhz with ryzen7 2700x,
in the beginning i had 1 BSOD once in 2 weeks but after 6 months i had 10-15 BSOD a day,

Changed the memory to max supported speed for processor 2966mhz, no problems since...

If i try to overclock to 3200mhz the BSOD are back...

That's why i ask... hope you can figure it out,
maybe you can look up how to change your CLspeeds to get it stable...
If it's supported by MOBO and CPU it shud work...
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD -
that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

copy that file to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link in your thread so we can help fix the problem
 
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gardenman

Admirable
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Hi, I ran the dump file through the debugger and got the following information: https://demonicsing.htmlpasta.com/

File information:050920-16828-01.dmp (May 9 2020 - 12:38:31)
Bugcheck:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (A)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 42 Min(s), and 56 Sec(s)

Possible Motherboard page: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/b450-tomahawk
You have the latest BIOS already installed, version 1.D.

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Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
IRQ errors meant to be easy...

Most of the time they caused by older drivers

its possible they caused by Chipset drivers
Mar 19 2015amd_sata.sysAMD SATA Controller AHCI Device driver http://support.amd.com/
Mar 19 2015amd_xata.sysAMD Stor Filter driver http://support.amd.com/
Mar 14 2016amdgpio3.sysAMD GPIO Controller Driver from Advanced Micro Devices http://support.amd.com/
Jun 19 2019amdpsp.sysAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc http://support.amd.com/
Sep 11 2019AMDPCIDev.sysAdvanced Micro Devices PCI Device driver
Sep 29 2019amdgpio2.sysAMD GPIO Controller Driver from Advanced Micro Devices http://support.amd.com/

the 2015 ones could be fine though, its hard to tell as AMD still use older drivers.
Newest on here are from 2020 - https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK#down-driver&Win10 64

can be caused by ram
Try running memtest86 on each of your ram sticks, one stick at a time, up to 4 passes. Only error count you want is 0, any higher could be cause of the BSOD. Remove/replace ram sticks with errors. Memtest is created as a bootable USB so that you don’t need windows to run it

I can't see CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 on https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK#support-mem-19 but I have been known to be blind before. the codes that come close but none that match the exact codes.
 
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IRQ errors meant to be easy...

Most of the time they caused by older drivers

its possible they caused by Chipset drivers
Mar 19 2015amd_sata.sysAMD SATA Controller AHCI Device driver http://support.amd.com/
Mar 19 2015amd_xata.sysAMD Stor Filter driver http://support.amd.com/
Mar 14 2016amdgpio3.sysAMD GPIO Controller Driver from Advanced Micro Devices http://support.amd.com/

Jun 19 2019amdpsp.sysAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc http://support.amd.com/
Sep 11 2019AMDPCIDev.sysAdvanced Micro Devices PCI Device driver
Sep 29 2019amdgpio2.sysAMD GPIO Controller Driver from Advanced Micro Devices http://support.amd.com/

the 2015 ones could be fine though, its hard to tell as AMD still use older drivers.
Newest on here are from 2020 - https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK#down-driver&Win10 64

can be caused by ram
Try running memtest86 on each of your ram sticks, one stick at a time, up to 4 passes. Only error count you want is 0, any higher could be cause of the BSOD. Remove/replace ram sticks with errors. Memtest is created as a bootable USB so that you don’t need windows to run it

I can't see CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 on https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK#support-mem-19 but I have been known to be blind before. the codes that come close but none that match the exact codes.
I updated the chipset drivers and am still getting IRQ blue screens. I guess I'll order ram that matches the compatibility list on the MSI website and see if that fixes it.
 

gardenman

Admirable
Moderator
I ran the dump files through the debugger and got the following information: https://vampiricdachshund.htmlpasta.com/
File information:051420-15984-01.dmp (May 14 2020 - 12:53:37)
Bugcheck:KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (139)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 02 Min(s), and 58 Sec(s)

File information:051420-15953-01.dmp (May 14 2020 - 18:16:02)
Bugcheck:DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (D1)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 03 Min(s), and 08 Sec(s)

File information:051420-15390-01.dmp (May 14 2020 - 18:12:28)
Bugcheck:SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION (C1)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 14 Min(s), and 19 Sec(s)
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Colif

Win 10 Master
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Sorry to waste your money

Can you run this for me and I see if windows will give me any clues - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/pages/bsodcollectionapp/

There is a way to force windows to show the driver name but its not safe, it can put windows into a boot loop so I prefer to use less dangerous methods. Ironic thing is the process is part of windows designed to test drivers, it can just break windows in process. So I will only suggest that if the driver refuses to show itself.
 

The_Prophecy

Splendid
Moderator
These dump files seem a little small... is your system configured for Automatic Memory Dumps? Or is it set to create something smaller like a Small Memory Dump, or a Kernel Memory Dump?

Have you consider the drive yet? As you already said, the BIOS is updated, the RAM has been tested and swapped out... the next place I would look is the drive Windows is booting from.
 

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