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Windows 10 crashes over two builds

OpenMike 29 14 September 14, 2016 at 06:33 AM
I have tried everything I can think of, but nothing seems to completely fix the problems.

The latest BSOD is the "IRQL not less or equal". I have gotten many different ones, but after the latest install, this is the only BSOD. I would appreciate some help.

Here is what I have done:
I have completely rebuilt my system with a new processor Intel I5, a new mobo MSI z170a PCMATE, new memory(tested with windows memtest), new solid state and mechanical hard drives with windows installed on the solid state, and a GTX 970 which just replaced a GTX 660 yesterday. Corsair 1000 watt power supply. I have a wifi data card installed as well. I have installed windows 10 64 bit. I have not installed any drivers, with the exception of the GPU driver. I let windows do everything else. This is my 4th reinstall and the most stable version. Previous tries have involved installing drivers from msi and resulted in a lot of crashes and a WINZIP 7 CRC error. COmpletely scrubbing both drives and allowing windows to handle the drivers seemed to have done the trick, but then I just got the IRQL Bsod..so now Im completely at a loss...I don't where to go from here...


I was thinking about cutting out the raid configuration and just trying it on the mechanical to see if that helps, though I will miss the snappiness..at this point I am just ready for things to work....

Any ideas on how I can resolve this guys?

Sidenote, installing or playing certain games often leads to crashes to the desktop. Overwatch is unplayable because of the guaranteed crashes... though, I did play Borderlands 2 on max settings for 2 hours with no problems at all..so I think the card is fine.. not to mention the problems have persisted through two separate cards. Was downloading blackdesertonline and watching youtube when the IRQL BSOD occured.

Thanks in advance guys.

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Any ideas on how I can resolve this guys?
Run memtest off a bootable USB. Assuming all good, pull out the graphics card and wifi card and reinstall on 1 SSD, no RAID. Use that configuration for a while and report back.
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Run memtest off a bootable USB. Assuming all good, pull out the graphics card and wifi card and reinstall on 1 SSD, no RAID. Use that configuration for a while and report back.
Ok will do..thanks
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Is there a %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP that's generated after BSOD? If so, can you .zip and share it?
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Okay, it was the memory.. I guess windows built in diagnostic isn't so good.

There's a lesson to be learned here.. start simple.. one stick of memory..everything is working beautifully now.
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Okay, it was the memory.. I guess windows built in diagnostic isn't so good.

There's a lesson to be learned here.. start simple.. one stick of memory..everything is working beautifully now.
Awesome, glad to hear it!
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