1.    15 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when gaming

    So glad there is a forum for this, I've been trying for a while to fix this problem.

    Basically my computer BSODs quite frequently and almost selectively while playing the popular game CS:GO. My CPU and graphics card are properly cooled and graphics driver is up-to-date. From my own research, some say that this can be due to driver issues, but I have yet to find any thing to cause the problem. I have ran the program WhoCrashed a few times to try and understand the problem, and it continually gives me the report saying that it was likely caused by hal.dll (file attached).
    I'm growing suspicion towards my memory, which is really the only piece of hardware that has given me any problems since building my computer. The specific memory type is this model: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz. It's been concerning because this memory is rated up to 2666MHz but fails to do so when the XMP profile is loaded in BIOS. Even setting the frequency manually continues to not post and hard reset is required followed by "overclocking failed!". It is currently set to what I believe is the base speed of 2133MHz. These BSODs continue to happen at any frequency however. I'm willing to run a memtest if necessary but may require some guidance.
    To reiterate, it only seems to BSOD when playing games, with CS:GO the only program it has occurred in that I can remember. Thank you all for your willingness to help!

    WhoCrashed report and required debug file attached:


    Last edited by JJG; 16 Jan 2016 at 00:00. Reason: formatting inline files
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  2.    17 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,403
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro

    Please try to update your network drivers
    Driver Reference Table - Qcamainx64.sys
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Qcamain10x64.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Qcamain10x64.sys
    6: kd> lmvm Qcamain10x64
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`082a0000 fffff800`08530000   Qcamain10x64   (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Qcamain10x64.sys
        Image name: Qcamain10x64.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Nov 20 11:24:05 2015 (564EF4C5)
        CheckSum:         00252448
        ImageSize:        00290000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when gaming Diagnostic Test IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when gaming

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    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.
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  3.    18 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Thank you, updating the network driver through device manager seemed to fix the issue. It also seems to remedied my computer turning itself on after being shut off for a while. Awesome!
    Still a little concerned about the RAM though, I'll take that topic elsewhere to discuss.
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