Windows 7 x64 Memory Crash Dump


Dec 28, 2010
Hey all,

I am getting the dreaded BSOD. It happens very randomly. From playing an online game to working with a word document. I am running:

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
DFI Lanparty UT/LT P35
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.40Ghz
8GB Corsair Ballistix ddr2-400 Ram ( 4 2gb sticks )
C: drive = 500GB sata
D: drive = 1TB sata
2 dvd/rw sata
Nvidia Geforce gtx 275

I have installed a fresh/clean copy of windows. The install process went fine w/o a hitch. After installing 1 application, bsod happened. Initially I thought maybe it was a program, but the only program that I installed was firefox. I was searching the net, then bam! I ran memtest86+, to figure out if it was my memory. I placed 1 stick at a time and ran the test for approximately 1 hour for each stick. All the memory passed. But when I installed all the memory, and ran the test, it failed. Also, when I removed the memory, they were all pretty hot. Right now, I only have 6gb installed. They are warm, but not hot. I have attached the minidump file below. Quick question: is it possible that my 800watt power supply could be going bad, if the ram is getting hot. Meaning that it is not supplying the correct voltage?

Maybe someone here can make some head way, since I have no clue what to look for.



Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\DMG\Desktop\122710-27015-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0285a000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a97e50
Debug session time: Mon Dec 27 17:29:18.171 2010 (GMT-6)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:00.015
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89870e50a, b3b7465eeaedb700, fffff8000287648c, 1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
or data. See
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
"bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
Arg1: a3a039d89870e50a, Reserved
Arg2: b3b7465eeaedb700, Reserved
Arg3: fffff8000287648c, Failure type dependent information
Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be
0 : A generic data region
1 : Modification of a function or .pdata
2 : A processor IDT
3 : A processor GDT
4 : Type 1 process list corruption
5 : Type 2 process list corruption
6 : Debug routine modification
7 : Critical MSR modification

Debugging Details:






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 0000000000000000 to fffff800028ca740

fffff880`031b65d8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000109 a3a039d8`9870e50a b3b7465e`eaedb700 fffff800`0287648c : nt!KeBugCheckEx


CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -db !nt
2 errors : !nt (fffff800028764c4-fffff80002876f44)
fffff800028764c0 48 8b 01 48 *3a c8 75 0e 48 8b c1 48 8b 5c 24 38 H..H:.u.H..H.\$8
fffff80002876f40 00 f7 66 41 *82 84 24 c6 01 00 00 01 75 0f 49 8d ..fA..$.....u.I.

MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption

IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption

FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption





Followup: memory_corruption

3: kd> lmvm memory_corruption
start end module name
"ran the test for approximately 1 hour for each stick"

Do this:
Get into the Control Panel.
I believe you need to then get into Admin tools.
Run the windows memory test.
It will reboot your computer and begin the test.
Run the extended test and set the limit to 0 to make the test run endlessly.
Then let it run for 24 HOURS with all memory installed.

"Right now, I only have 6gb installed."
Is that a different set of RAM?

"8GB Corsair Ballistix ddr2-400 Ram ( 4 2gb sticks )"
I'm assuming they are matching sticks?

Even if the test above fails I suggest you visit Corsair's website
Post to the forums and tell them your motherboard's make and model and you RAM make and model. Tell them you would like to know what BIOS settings you should use.

My RAM was causing BSOD so I went to OCZ forums and the admin told me to try certain settings within my BIOS and that's all it took. No more failed RAM tests and no BSOD. Getting BIOS RAM settings correct is very important. In my case part of his suggestion was to set my North Bridge voltage to a certain setting because the auto setting wasn't working properly. That, combined with a couple of other settings changes and I'm gaming hours at a time with no BSOD.

Don't worry about how hot the RAM gets. Although it can be a sign of bad RAM just make sure your case has proper cooling and run the RAM tests to confirm any issues.


Dec 28, 2010

"Right now, I only have 6gb installed."
Is that a different set of RAM?

The 6gb that is installed is the same set.

"8GB Corsair Ballistix ddr2-400 Ram ( 4 2gb sticks )"
I'm assuming they are matching sticks?

Yes, they are all matching.

One thing that I forgot to mention, was that with all the memory installed, the system was stable for almost 2 years. Without any issues what so ever. It was just within this last week or 2 that I have been getting the bsod error. I will say this however: I have not put the last stick of memory into the memory slot. And it has been stable w/o that bsod error for approximately 12.4 hours. The memory is in slot's 0, 1 , and 2.

But I will try the Corsair site, and see what they say.



I will also try your method. (windows memory test)


Dec 28, 2010

Did what you said regarding the windows memory test. It gave me an error stating:

"ram disks creation failure due to insufficient memory" - what the heck does that mean? I tried looking it up, but I am still not understanding the issue. I have installed only 3 sticks of the memory, and so far I have not been getting the bsod error. Keeping my fingers crossed though.


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