I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and also some BSODs.
- In Chrome some websites crash frequently
- A lot of java programs (e.g. eclipse) often fail to start with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) / Problematic frame: jvm.dll+0x42b896 for example
- BSOD always show the problem MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, mostly in ntoskrnl.exe
Then, sometimes I can work for hours without any visible problems...
What I already tried/did: I am using the latest drivers provided by Dell, did a system checkup (HDD, Memory) using Dell and Windows tools - without any clue. System fans are off or low, so I wouldn't guess it's a thermal problem.