Solution found below; will mark as answer when able
Within the last week, I've been gettings some BSODs with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT code. I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, and within a second of it running, it detected a hardware problem. Once the machine had rebooted and I logged in, I was greeted with a popup stating that there was a hardware problem with the machine and to contact the computer manufacturer.
There was just one problem though; I built the machine. I recently purchased some new RAM (within the last two months), but want to be able to determine if the RAM is actually the problem, or if it is some other component, before sending it in for RMA.
My machine specs are:
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
- CPU: Intel Core i7 960
- RAM: 2x8GB modules of PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 MHz
- SSD1: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
- SSD2: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
- HDD1: Western Digital Black 1TB
(All drives report OK with SMART)
Is there a way to determine what exact component is having the issue, or is the fact that it failed almost immediately with the Windows Memory Diagnostic, almost certainly mean it's the module itself, and not the memory controller on the board or CPU?