Recently I've had a lot of issues with my computer, some of them are probably unrelated to each other. But I still have a feeling that there is a common denominator here.
My gut feeling says that it's the RAM, but I have no way of proving this as of yet...
1. Intel Network Adapter has been faulty ay startup. Having to manually disable and enable it in the Device Manager to get it working. This happened after updating from Win 8 to Win 8.1
2. RAM won't run at any higher speed than 1333Mhz, and not at all with XMP enabled.
3. At times the sound has just completely stopped working, song in Spotify won't even start to play. And then it starts again later at random.
4. Once yesterday, when starting the computer from a cold boot. It just never started up, I could hear the machine running, but all I could see was just a black screen. Had to manually restart and then it worked.
5. But the most serious and annoying thing that's started to happen is the BSOD :Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal(tcpip.sys). It's been happening while working in After Effects CS6.
I have a minidump file that I've been trying to understand. But it's a bit over my head.
Would anyone be so kind to help my out? Just a clue to lead me in the right direction...
And here are my computer specs:
OS: Win 8.1 x64
CPU: Intel i7-3930K @3.2Ghz
MB: GigaByte-X79S-UP5-WIFI LGA-2011
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 2133 MHz CL9
GPU: nVidia 580 GTX
Edited by tarjep, 11 November 2013 - 06:48 AM.