I've been having 'Memory Management' BSOD showing up since I built my PC around 2 months ago. As well as occasionally 'Page Fault' BSOD and others related to memory corruption.
After receiving these errors I've performed tests using the Microsoft Memory Diagnostic tool, and MemTest86 and they've come back with hardware issues within the first few seconds.
However, after having the computer turned off for a while, to try the RAM in a different slot configuration, or just to slam my head repeatedly against the wall, a second memory test reports no errors with the RAM whatsoever. I have run tests over 16 hours with absolutely no errors shown.
I have since reformatted my system due to corrupted system files, and have yet to receive a BSOD. I am however expecting one as I have performed a diagnostic test and received a hardware issue. After further messing around I have thankfully found out how to recreate this issue, and clear it, but not the root cause.
This is how I can cause a memory test to show a hardware issue:
1) Have Windows running, all startup software running etc.
2) Shut down the system through the start menu option or the power button on the front of the PC.
3) After the system has shut down immediately start it back up again and allow windows to boot.
4) Start Microsoft's Memory Diagnostic test, allowing it to restart the computer.
The following is how I can clear this issue resulting in a memory test completing several passes with no errors:
1) After the previous diagnostic test completes with errors, shut down the computer.
2) Leave it off for several minutes.
3) Boot Windows and start Microsoft's Memory Diagnostic test, allowing it to restart the computer.
After significant searching on tech forums I have failed to find anyone that has a similar issue. Does anyone know what the root cause of this may be? Could the memory be set-up incorrectly or could it be due to the power supply? My system details are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-Pro4
Memory: 8G Kit 1600 Patriot Signature Line CAS 11
GPU: Gigabyte R9 290 4GB
PSU: Fractal Design Integra M 550W
OS: Windows 8.1 fully updated