IRQ's and BSoD

  Antz 16:48 31 Dec 2007

I have been having the dreaded BSoD issue for a while now and it is completely wrecking my head. I have done a complete re-installation only to find a I still have the problem. It can crash at any time even if it is sitting idle so I don't suspect the PSU. It is looking likely that my RAM is suspect. I replaced my two sticks of 512 mb with two sticks of 1GB recently. Both sticks are identical and manufactured by OCZ ( I have no idea if they are good manufacturers). The memory is correct for my Mobo, I made certain of that.The puzzle is that I had no crashes for about a fortnight after I installed this new memory.

Does anybody agree that my RAM could be a major suspect here? BTW the BSoD errors are usually ' Page fault in a non paged area' and Irq not less than or equal'.

Before I change out my RAM for the 'old' sticks can somebody cast some light on the following System Information Report and comment on whether or not IRQ conflicts could be adding to my whoes , beraing in mind that this is a fresh install of XP.

System Information
ystem Information report written at: 12/31/07 16:23:42 ystem Name: ANTHONY
Device Status
IRQ 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 16 NVIDIA GeForce 6600 OK
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2 OK
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE OK
IRQ 16 Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC OK
IRQ 19 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4 OK
IRQ 18 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7 OK
IRQ 23 Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD OK
IRQ 21 Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit OK
IRQ 22FlyTV Prime 30 OK
IRQ 22 Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller OK
IRQ 0 System timer OK
IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK
IRQ 5 Intel(R) 82801EB SMBus Controller - 24D3 OK

Thanks for reading such a long post.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:15 31 Dec 2007

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Usual cause is a bad driver, try updating you drivers especially anything you have recently installed.
or memory.

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Memory Test
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  Antz 17:48 31 Dec 2007

I will re-install my old memory and report back.

  Antz 10:53 01 Jan 2008

No Good, PC crashed again overnight. I have turned every stone here. The only thing left now is to upgrade the firmware of my Canyon Router. Although I cannot see how this would crash my PC as it also connected to other PC's on my Home Network without a problem. After that I can only suspect my mobo.........that being the case it may be time for a full upgrade. I dread VISTA, I really do.

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