I've been trying to figure out why my system randomly gets BSOD. It doesn't happen often, but seems to get into a loop for awhile. The last time this happened (about a month ago), this is what I did.
Power Supply - Was recently replaced due to old one possibly not sending enough/sending too much power to the system
Video Card - Recently updated to the latest drivers
Memory/Motherboard (Detailed information below)
So I decided to test the memory with Memtest (Crucial Ballistix PC8500 - 4GB in 1GB sticks). At first I kept all memory in the system. Here are the steps I tried:
4 sticks in system - Memtest failed
Removed memory and tried 1 stick at a time - Memtest passed on all 4
Tried 1 stick in every memory slot on MB - Memtest passed on all 4
Tried 2 sticks in both dual channel slots (1 DC slot at a time) - Memtest passed on both
Tried all 4 sticks in system again - Memtest passed
After that I unplugged the system for a minute and started it up. It worked fine until this most recent blue screen/reboot loop. The memory passed in Memtest in several different tests as well as the slots on the motherboard. I'm kind of stumped as to what the problem can be.
I looked at the event log and it is listed as a bugcheck. Here is the event log:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002907f60, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
When looking at the file, it is around 550MB and everytime I try to open it, the program I try to open with (Notepad) stops responding.
Any help with this is appreciated. TIA