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Ant
March 28th 07, 06:55 AM
No replies? :(

On 3/22/2007 9:32 PM PT, Ant wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Last weekend, I started using Cool'n'Quiet feature in my motherboard
> (turned it on BIOS, installed AMD Athlon 64/FX Processor Driver from
> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9706,00.html
> , and did the extra stuff as shown in
> http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81429 since I do
> gaming).
>
> However, I have had two blue screens while watching videos (DivX in
> Media Player v6.4 and HDTV video [MPEG-2] in DVB Viewer). I never had
> this problem in the past. With the first crash, it happened last Sunday
> and I thought it was just a random rare hiccup. It happened again
> tonight when I was recording and video was showing (I wasn't home at
> that time). I got the memory dump (Kernel) and analyzed it via WinDbg:
>
> Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
> Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
>
>
> Loading Dump File [c:\windows\MEMORY.DMP]
> Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
>
> Symbol search path is:
> srv*d:\winstuff\symbols\*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
> Executable search path is:
> Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86
> compatible
> Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
> Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.061219-0311
> Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055c700
> Debug session time: Thu Mar 22 20:46:31.781 2007 (GMT-7)
> System Uptime: 1 days 0:37:42.458
> Loading Kernel Symbols
> .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ................
>
> Loading User Symbols
>
> Loading unloaded module list
> .........................................
> ************************************************** *****************************
>
> * *
> * Bugcheck Analysis *
> * *
> ************************************************** *****************************
>
>
> Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
>
> BugCheck A, {1000002, 1c, 0, 8050177b}
>
> Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7 )
>
> Followup: MachineOwner
> ---------
>
> 0: kd> !analyze -v
> ************************************************** *****************************
>
> * *
> * Bugcheck Analysis *
> * *
> ************************************************** *****************************
>
>
> IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a)
> An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address
> at an
> interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
> caused by drivers using improper addresses.
> If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
> Arguments:
> Arg1: 01000002, memory referenced
> Arg2: 0000001c, IRQL
> Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
> Arg4: 8050177b, address which referenced memory
>
> Debugging Details:
> ------------------
>
>
> READ_ADDRESS: 01000002
>
> CURRENT_IRQL: 1c
>
> FAULTING_IP:
> nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7
> 8050177b 807f0220 cmp byte ptr [edi+2],20h
>
> DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
>
> BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
>
> PROCESS_NAME: Idle
>
> TRAP_FRAME: 80550284 -- (.trap ffffffff80550284)
> ErrCode = 00000000
> eax=805502e0 ebx=00000000 ecx=805502e0 edx=00000000 esi=885211d8
> edi=01000000
> eip=8050177b esp=805502f8 ebp=805503fc iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na
> pe nc
> cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00010206
> nt!KiTimerListExpire+0xa7:
> 8050177b 807f0220 cmp byte ptr [edi+2],20h ds:0023:01000002=??
> Resetting default scope
>
> LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 8050177b to 80543a70
>
> STACK_TEXT:
> 80550284 8050177b badb0d00 00000000 805502a8 nt!KiTrap0E+0x238
> 805503fc 8050193b 8055b0a0 ffdff9c0 ffdff000 nt!KiTimerListExpire+0xa7
> 80550428 805451ff 8055b4a0 00000000 0056959d nt!KiTimerExpiration+0xb1
> 80550450 805450e4 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x61
> 80550454 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x28
>
>
> STACK_COMMAND: kb
>
> FOLLOWUP_IP:
> nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7
> 8050177b 807f0220 cmp byte ptr [edi+2],20h
>
> SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1
>
> SYMBOL_NAME: nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7
>
> FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
>
> MODULE_NAME: nt
>
> IMAGE_NAME: ntkrpamp.exe
>
> DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 45880f61
>
> FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7
>
> BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KiTimerListExpire+a7
>
> Followup: MachineOwner
> ---------
>
>
> I also gamed a lot last weekend and didn't have any blue screens from
> it. For now, I disabled Cool'n'Quiet due to this annoying instability.
> Any ideas why I am having this problem? My detailed computer (primary
> one) specifications can be found here:
> http://alpha.zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt ...
>
> Thank you in advance. :)
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