Category Archives: Windows

Unexpected system crashes and red screen of death (RSOD)

Having recently upgraded my system I kept finding that my computer would unexpectedly restart, games would crash out and after playing almost any game for 15-30 minutes I would get a Red Screen along with buzzing and then the computer would restart.

As with any issue the route cause and resolution might be different for you but I found that disabling XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) completely resolved my issues.  XMP clocks upthe memory in your system, sometimes above what the manufacturer recommend so this would be classed as overclocking.

Other troubleshooting steps that you could perform if this does not resolve your issue

Check to see if any other components in your system are overclocked (CPU, GPU or Memory).

Check your system and component temperatures and ensure that all fans are running correctly.

Test your Hard Disk Drive using manufacturers or third party diagnostics software.

Test your Memory using manufacturers or third party diagnostics software.

Update the system BIOS

Update drivers (especially Chipset and GPU)

Realtek HD Audio Driver Revision History – Windows 8.1 x86 – x64 and Windows 10 x86 – x64

Realtek HD Audio Driver Revision History – Windows 8.1 x86/x64 and Windows 10 x86/x64

6.0.1.8447 –
6.0.1.8425 – 17/04/2018
6.0.1.8363 – 30/01/2018
6.0.1.8302 – 14/11/2017
R2.82 – 6.0.1.8186 –
R2.81 – 6.0.1.8036 –
R2.80 – 6.0.1.8004 –
????? – 6.0.1.7910 – 16/08/2016
????? – 6.0.1.7548 – 30/06/2015
R2.79 – 6.0.1.7541 –
R2.78 – 6.0.1.7512 –
R2.77 – 6.0.1.7503 –

Tpm.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Tpm.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)
02-Jun-2014 – 6.1.7601.22707 – Tpm.sys – x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2920188 – Update to add support for TPM 2.0 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
02-Jun-2014 – 6.1.7601.18491 – Tpm.sys – x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2920188 – Update to add support for TPM 2.0 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)
09-May-2015 – 6.1.7601.18848 – Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – x86/x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3064209 – June 2015 microcode update for Intel processors in Windows
02-Aug-2014 – 6.1.7601.22758 – Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2970215 – Host Microcode update for Intel processors to improve the reliability of Windows Server
02-Aug-2014 – 6.1.7601.18548 – Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2970215 – Host Microcode update for Intel processors to improve the reliability of Windows Server
10-Feb-2011 – 6.1.7601.21658 – Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – x86/x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2493989 – Microcode update for Intel processors in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
10-Feb-2011 – 6.1.7601.17558 – Mcupdate_genuineintel.dll – x86/x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2493989 – Microcode update for Intel processors in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2