several BSOD, what is issue?

tripl_b

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I've had several BSODs with the following errors:

-Memory_Management
-PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
-PAGE_FAULT_IN)NONPAGED_AREA
-BAD_POOL_HEADER

The most common is probably the memory_management error with the PFN_list_corrupt the second most common. I get these almost exclusively when gaming. I ran memtest for almost 10 hours with no errors. My setup is a:

- i5 2500k
-ASRock Z68 Pro3
-EVGA GTX950

Any ideas what it could be?
 

kaptainkuftic

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I was getting PFN list corrupt for a while. I was having other strange symptoms too, like being unable to pull up the calendar or the start menu too though. I ended up reinstalling W10 and that took care of it. I'm not sure about the other error codes though
 

tripl_b

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I've tried running memtest several times and haven't received any errors. I've also run the Windows diagnostic tool which also didn't return any errors. I'm fairly certain that I have the most up-to-date BIOS firmware as well. I'm getting a lot of crashes due to ntoskrnl.exe which I think indicates it's a RAM based issue but is there any way to confirm it's one of the RAM sticks?
 

tripl_b

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I've tried updating my drivers and it seems to help prevent BSOD but I'm still getting them. I recently had a BSOD and got the minidump file. What's the best way for me to upload the dump file to view it for help?
 

axe0axe0

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Besides Windows memory diagnostics, what other memory tests did you run?

As you say, there are a lot of different error codes. Usually indicating hardware related problems.

A suggestion, cleanup your Windows partition.
The Windows partition needs 10-15% free space or 25GB, whichever is more, for maintenance mainly.
 

tripl_b

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I ran memtest several times and never returned an error. By hardware are you referring to RAM or do you think it could be CPU or mobo?

 

tripl_b

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I ran the default memtest test overnight a few times with no errors.

I finally decided to pull my video card to see if that was the issue and now am getting 2 new BSODs (virtuwddm.sys and another related to onboard graphics) and they're happening much more often. I get the feeling that the onboard graphics is going bad.
 

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