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Windows 7: BSOD at random times

30 Jun 2012   #41
Daeayt

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

so far no BSOD. chrome hasn't crashed yet . will be running system like this for awhile, and since its like this should i try to run a memtest again?


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30 Jun 2012   #42
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

No need to run Memtest86+ again. You are essentially testing the RAM through Windows, which should stress it in more ways than Memtest86+ would.
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01 Jul 2012   #43
Daeayt

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

it ran fine for one day. then explorer.exe kept crashing and then it finally Blue Screened
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01 Jul 2012   #44
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Analysis:
Crash was pointing toward a network related problem. I see nothing to indicate what may be causing the problem, so I still question the RAM.

RAM Testing:
Test the memory slots and modules as follows.
  1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
  2. Unplug all power sources to the tower (unplug the power from the outlet/surge protector or PSU).
  3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds (for your safety and the safety of the components) to close the circuit and drain all power from components.
  4. Remove the casing.
  5. Remove all but one memory module making sure you are grounded while doing so.
  6. Replace the casing and put the remaining memory modules in a safe, static free environment.
  7. If the problem persists, repeat steps 1-4 and move the memory module to another slot (while staying grounded, of course).

Do this until all slots have been tested. If all slots fail, the memory module may be bad. Test with one of the remaining modules. Continue one module at a time in one slot at a time until you find a good module and good slot. Test remaining modules in the good slot, test good modules in other slots to find bad slots, etc.


Test by doing your normal routine in Windows for twice as long as it takes to get a crash or until you get a crash, whichever comes first. You can also test by doing the tasks that generally cause crashes.

If you have crashes with all modules and all slots, remove all ASUS utilities. I still see one installed. Also, try to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup.
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06 Jul 2012   #45
Daeayt

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i ran the ram 1 stick at a time and the system was stable for 5days so i tried the other ram in the sam slot and it bsod in 5 mins so that means it a bad stick?
should i i keep run the stick for five days then try the other slot?
(sorry if this makes no sense i didn't know how to word it)
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06 Jul 2012   #46
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It sounds pretty likely that one module is bad. Try the suspected bad module in the other slots and see if it blue screens in those, as well.
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08 Jul 2012   #47
Daeayt

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

the tried the ram in different slots and it crashed in both. so i decided to run memtest and it found errors. so that means it a bad stick right? i'm going to request a RMA now.
Thanks for the Help
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09 Jul 2012   #48
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Let us know when you get the new RAM how things go.
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