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alianak
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I'm just wondering if someone can assist me with what I may be doing wrong. I installed an MSI Radeon R7 260X back in early June. Uninstalled all previous versions of AMD Catalyst Software, installed updated (14.4) software along with the MSI Afterburner Software. Since then though I've been getting BSODs which are becoming more frequent.

 

If you have any idea on what I may have done wrong, or what may be the cause please let me know. If you need further details also please let me know.

 

Crash Dump Analysis



Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Fri 22/08/2014 1:14:56 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\082214-54803-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009792270, 0xFFFFFA800DFB5F60, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Fri 22/08/2014 1:14:56 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009792270, 0xFFFFFA800DFB5F60, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Thu 21/08/2014 1:09:59 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\082114-30841-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x26820)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009736860, 0xFFFFFA800F318470, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Sat 9/08/2014 2:09:26 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080914-42806-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x2601E)
Bugcheck code: 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. CUSTOM_ERROR



On Sat 2/08/2014 2:29:38 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080314-43196-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28ECE)
Bugcheck code: 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. CUSTOM_ERROR



On Thu 31/07/2014 12:34:12 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\073114-22308-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009DCA570, 0xFFFFFA800C3F89A0, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Wed 30/07/2014 3:07:52 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\073014-40139-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009DC3570, 0xFFFFFA800D677E90, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Wed 23/07/2014 2:41:35 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\072314-63929-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009DA9570, 0xFFFFFA800DC2A190, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER



On Sat 12/07/2014 5:21:58 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\071314-29842-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28ECE)
Bugcheck code: 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. CUSTOM_ERROR



On Mon 16/06/2014 2:06:42 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\061614-37767-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x28A80)
Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFFA8009DA9570, 0xFFFFFA80153EE2D0, 0x1, 0x1)
Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. REFERENCE_BY_POINTER

 08/22/2014 02:34 PM
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Thanny
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Faulty memory or faulty graphics card are the most likely explanations.  You might also check for a motherboard BIOS update, and confirm compatibility with the manufacturer.

You'll need to provide the details requested in the sticky post if you want anything more than vague speculation.

 

 08/22/2014 07:13 PM
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alianak
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Graphics Card

- MSI Radeon R7 260X

 

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
-
Currently using 14.4 but previous card was running on 13.2

Operating System
- Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 Bit

Issue Details
- Unable to reproduce issue, it randomly BSODS
- Has small checker board effect before BSOD occurs

Motherboard or System Make & Model
- Asus H97 Plus

Power Supply

- Thermaltake 750 Watt Bronze

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- Samsung B2430H 24", Acer 23.5"

CPU Details
- Intel i5 4660

Motherboard BIOS Version
- American Megatrends Inc 0317, 9/05/2014

System Memory Type & Amount
- Corsair Vengeance Blue 4G x 4

Additional Hardware
- SATA Seagate Barracuda 2GB x 3

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