1.    08 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    BSOD NOT LESS OR EQUAL and others..

    New to your forum - so apologies if I get anything wrong.
    Built a new PC moving my system disks over, got the licence re-activated by Microsoft and then re-installed windows 10 64 bit as the original was an upgrade.

    Ran for about a week and got BSODs.
    Found a failed windows update, got that cleared and reset no more BSOD.

    Until a week later - same thing but no windows update fail this time.
    Noticed a cable pushing on the back of the mobo when the back panel of the case was on - fixed this and no BSOD.

    Until today.... another BSOD NOT LESS OR EQUAL
    Seems to be the case that a cold boot stops the problem for a period.

    Any help very much appreciated.

    Dump analysis attached TREVS-PC-08_04_2016_165843_68.zip
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  2.    08 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 261
    windows 10 Pro

    The dumpfile from april 6 mentioned the proces Cistray.exe, this is part of Comodo internet security.
    Did you recently install another Internet Security suite around the time the BSOD started, because you are running 2 internet security at the moment Comodo and Avast.
    Never use 2 internet security they will interfere and could cause BSOD.
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  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Thanks - so I removed COMODO and restarted. got a BSOD same error see attached.TREVS-PC-08_04_2016_193153_92.zip
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  4.    08 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    and I think the original errors came up before I installed any AV - but Im not certain.
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  5.    09 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Intel stress test throws an error on PCH

    So I ran an intel stress test this morning with the following failure on the PCH

    Is this a problem with the CPU, the mobo or the SATA Driver?

    PCH Test
    Module Version:
    Start Time: Sat Apr 09 11:02:13 2016
    Test Result - FAIL

    Chipset : Skylake Platform Controller Hub

    No device connected to PCI Express Port 1

    1 device connected to PCI Express Port 9
    1 : ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller

    No device connected to PCI Express Port 17

    1 device connected to PCI Express Port 20
    1 : Standard SATA AHCI Controller

    Error while retrieving SATA Device Information from OS.
    Platform Controller Hub Test Failed!!!
    End Time: Sat Apr 09 11:02:13 2016
    Total Time: seconds: 0
    --- IPDT64 - Temperature Monitor Results
    Temperature Monitor will begin when CPULoad Test starts
    Temperature Monitor Stopped


    System Information
    Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
    Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
    Number of Physical Cores: 4
    Number of Logical Cores: 8
    Installed System Memory: 16 GB
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    System Product: MAXIMUS VIII HERO
    System BIOS: 1504
    System Serial Number: System Serial Number

    --- IPDT64 - End Time: 09/04/2016 11:02:13
    --- IPDT64 - Result: Fail
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  6.    09 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    fixed the problems with the intel stress test by installing the raid drivers.

    But im still getting BSODs - really desperate now

    latest dumps
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  7.    09 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     4000
    CurrentSpeed: 4008
    Do you have your CPU Overclocked ? If so , please return to stock speed and see if this solves your problem.
    Later on you can go and try an overclock once again.
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  8.    09 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 3,802
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105

    You have quite a few old drivers that have not been updated. I don't know if there are any updates available for your system or not but it would be a good idea to look for Chipset, Sata and anything RAID related at a minimum.

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    Looks like there are Windows 10 drivers available for your main board: MAXIMUS VIII HERO | Motherboards | ASUS USA
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  9.    10 Apr 2016 #9
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    windows 10 Pro

    According to your latest dumpfile your memory is running at 2133 mhz but you have 3200 mhz modules.
    Could you check this in your BIOS.
       [Memory Device (Type 17) - Length 40 - Handle 0049h]
      Physical Memory Array Handle  0047h
      Memory Error Info Handle      [Not Provided]
      Total Width                   64 bits
      Data Width                    64 bits
      Size                          8192MB
      Form Factor                   09h - DIMM
      Device Set                    [None]
      Device Locator                ChannelA-DIMM2
      Bank Locator                  BANK 1
      Memory Type                   1ah - Specification Reserved
      Type Detail                   0080h - Synchronous
      Speed                         2133MHz
      Manufacturer                  Corsair
      Serial Number                         
      Asset Tag Number                        
      Part Number                   CMK16GX4M2B3200C16  
    Also the latest BIOSversion is 1601 with improve system stability you have version 1504.
    See also if you have installed all the latest drivers http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/...Desk_Download/
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  10.    10 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit

    First thanks for taking the time to look at this and feed back. Much appreciated.

    To answer the above:

    No I am not overclocking the cpu or anything else.

    All drivers were downloaded from Asus, except gpu, memory card reader, keybord and mouse

    Downloads were from Asus website specifying windows 10 64 bit on the support page for the hero viii.

    I noticed the ram was running slower than spec. But as I was getting BSOD thought it better to leave it 'underclocked'.
    Are you saying that the slow default is due to a problem with the RAM or that running it slower may be creating a problem?

    Next I will try to patch BIOS again as I thought I'd done this to latest.

    Then i willl try to upgrade the drivers indicated as old above.

    Finally I will try to set the RAM to its stock 3200.

    Interested to know if you think that's the wrong sequence.

    Does anyone think HW could be the problem despite no stress tests showing anything?
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