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Windows 7: BSOD when using steam/valve games

12 Feb 2012   #11
writhziden

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Let us know how the memory tests go. It could be graphics card memory as well, but we will test that after we find out how the RAM goes.


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12 Feb 2012   #12
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

after running memtest86 i found that on test 5 it came up with 55,000 errors from 4,300-6,500 MB. i have no idea how to read the results, but im guessing one of my ram sticks died?

however i didn't find anything from the windows memory diagnostic

once the crashes started happening, i ran memtest86 about a week ago, but it didnt find anything before. so why is it showing now? and why did windows not find anything wrong?

is there anyway i can post my results from memtest?
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12 Feb 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

See RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Part 3 to determine which module is bad. If memtest86+ found just one error, that is one too many.
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13 Feb 2012   #14
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

jeez i dont even know now, i ran it all night for about 5 hours now, and even switched the ram around my Motherboard slots and it never came up any error

i even opened over a few hundred pages just now and maxed out my ram usage as much as i could, but i havent crashed yet. i was really hoping this would be a problem with ram, but ive used my computer for an hour now and still no crash
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13 Feb 2012   #15
writhziden

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Is it possible the RAM was not seated properly in the slot? That has been known to cause blue screen crashes and Memtest86+ errors.
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13 Feb 2012   #16
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

it is possible, recently i replaced my cpu heatsink, but i didnt have any issues for like two weeks after. so maybe when i changed the heatsink i knocked the ram out of place just a bit

also i did notice that two times i went to sit in my chair and knocked my desk it froze on me, so maybe it knocked the RAM out a little bit. it would explain why it got worst and worst as well, if it was slipping out a little more each time.

i havent crashed yet, and i even ran my computer for 25 passes just now. for now it seems to be working fine, i hope it doesnt crash. ill check for about two days and use it as i normally would and hope nothing happens
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13 Feb 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds good. Best wishes!
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14 Feb 2012   #18
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

well it seems to have fixed itself. i crashed again, but when i adjusted the ram sticks it went back to normal. thanks for your help. ill have to find some way of keeping the sticks in place since they vibrate from my heatsink.

thanks for all ur help writhziden
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14 Feb 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I am surprised they would become loose just from your heat sink. We may want to look further into this if you continue to have problems.
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14 Feb 2012   #20
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

yea its those clips on the bottom they become unhinged slightly if i move the computer around.

the thing is my fan is almost touching the ram sticks so if it throttles up, it starts to vibrate enough to touch the first stick. on top of that i have a 5.1 sound system, so when i turn it up it tends to shake my computer.

i blame asus for making a shotty motherboard =/
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