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Windows 7: BSOD after taking in PC to repair shop

06 Oct 2011   #51
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

When seating RAM modules in their slots, it's important to seat them firmly and properly --

Believe it or not, but I once had a problem with seemingly bad RAM and tons of memtest errors when I realized that I was seating the modules by pressing down on their edges until they clicked into place. Turns out the motherboard was flexing too much under the pressure and the center of the modules wasn't making perfect contact like the edges were.

I ended up pressing my fingers against the motherboard from the other side to stabilize it while seating the RAM and pressing down along the entire length of the module, edge to center to edge.

Any and all memory errors magically disappeared.

So while this might have nothing to do with your scenario, I thought it would be worth mentioning...do doublecheck that your modules are really firmly in place.


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06 Oct 2011   #52
gregrocker

 

Make sure you are testing both the RAM sticks and their slots to determine which one(s) are at fault, then try running without any stick at fault or replacing it.

The steps to check both the sticks and slots are here: RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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06 Oct 2011   #53
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In addition to the advice given, let me add that Memtest86 is sometimes quirky. You get errors once, then never get them again. You get no errors three times, and on a fourth you get tons. One thing is sure, though, and that is whenever Memtest86 says there are errors, it means it. We have yet to see a false positive, so don't ignore them!
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06 Oct 2011   #54
Ferny84

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Alright, reseated my memory and ioncreased the voltage to 1.56v.

Lets see if this helps.
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06 Oct 2011   #55
Ferny84

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Still crashed

Should I try setting the voltage to 1.65v?

That what my old memory used:
OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Gold Low Voltage Dual Channel - OCZ
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06 Oct 2011   #56
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wouldn't increase the RAM voltage more; I'd suspect the stick(s?) are plain old "faulty". Try returning your memory if you can, or purchase some new stuff.
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06 Oct 2011   #57
Ferny84

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

But I just bought them in August.
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06 Oct 2011   #58
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

leave one of the sticks installed. try them all. see if it crashes.

I suspect you either have the wrong speed or the memory you have the bios is having issues with it.

I've bought my share of memory that just wouldn't work right even though it's specs matched my motherboard's specs.
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06 Oct 2011   #59
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ferny84 View Post
But I just bought them in August.
Good...still under warranty then!
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06 Oct 2011   #60
Ferny84

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tested my memory again and it shows no problems...this is getting bad.

I don't understand how it could fail Memtest then pass.
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