Seemingly random BSODs

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  1. Nooblet0218

    Nooblet0218 New Member

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    All right so i'm usually pretty good at figuring out any problems with my pc but this ones out of my league, plus i think theres a wide range of things that it could be.

    I have a somewhat old hp media center 7580n (pos, bout 3 years old) upgraded it to windows 7.

    This problem appeared when i started using this computer to play video games again (only game is WoW though), but at the same time I set up winamp to play my music out of my speakers so that i could use my usb headset for speaking over ventrilo (makes sense). I started getting BSOD's with what seems to be random error messages. These messages go from "IRQL_MORE_OR_LESS_NOT_EQUAL" and "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" to "BAD_POOL_HEADER" and many more (sometimes there isn't even an error message). These bluescreens almost always happen (i say almost always because it has happened at other times) when i'm running WoW, it seems as if there's a higher chance of it happening if I'm alt-tabbing out of full screen, but I just had it happen when i was running windows mode in a really small window (less strain on the GPU).

    My first guess was that it was driver related, so I went ahead and booted into safe mode, and started reinstalling/updating as many drivers as I could think of (of course the first i did was my piece of **** nvidia card driver), but that apparently has had no effect.

    My next guess was that it was my RAM sticks, i move around my desktop a decent bit (didn't move it anytime around the time this problem started though) so i thought that maybe my ram sockets had warped a bit or something from all the travel. And maybe a faulty address in memory or something could explain this, so i ran memtest and it came back with no errors. So i switched the RAM sockets of my ram sticks (there's 4 sockets so i took the 2 sticks and put them in the other sockets) all had no effect. I also tried to alternate the sticks (as in run with 1 stick only) but i only ran like that for a day (had no errors) but I got fed up with running on a gig of ram and put the other one back in.

    And my last guess was that something was overheating. So i downloaded CPUID hardware monitor and started paying attention to the temperatures of various components. My CPU was up to 70 -75 degrees celsius, and my GPU was up to about the same numbers during times of high stress (aka playing wow on lowest settings possible hell yeah nvidia 7300 le). The CPU temps seemed rather high so I opened it up and took an old toothbrush to the fan and the heatsink underneath it and got it what seemed like my problem. The dust in there was pretty much compacted into a fat solid layer of **** knows what. I got out all that i could, and went ahead and dusted the rest of my computer including my nvidia card (which didn't have that much dust on it). I was almost sure that was the problem. Started running again and i noticed my CPU core temperatures went from 70-75 down to 30-40 ish, and my GPU went down about an average of 10-5 degrees celsius. But apparently that's not it, since i'm still getting bluescreens. I never bothered putting the full case back on the comp i just run it case open to keep it cooler.

    So now i give up and come here. I can include some of my dump files (I have about 10 or so in the folder). I have no idea how to analyze those so i didn't even try. Does anyone have ANY idea? I'm starting to get extremely frustrated. Here are my specs, i haven't bought anything new this is all stock:

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    Motherboard: ASUS A8M2N-LA (HP Name- Nodus-GL8E)
    Socket AM2: Micro ATX GeForce 6150 LE
    RAM: 2 GB Hynix PC2-4200 (2 X 1 GB)
    Storage: Seagate 320 GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
    Graphics: Asus Geforce 7300LE 128 MB PCIe
    Audio: Realtek ALC 888 High Definition 8 channel compatible
    PSU: Bestec 300Watt Single fan
    Networking: Wired 10/100 Base T

    And yes, i have tried looking at other problems similar to this one but i had no luck there.

    Quick edit: Here is a screenie of BlueScreenView

    http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4347/bsodreports.jpg
     
    #1 Nooblet0218, Apr 28, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010

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