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Windows 7: BSOD - seemingly random. Just surfing web or while computer idle


15 Aug 2012   #1

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BSOD - seemingly random. Just surfing web or while computer idle

Started getting BSOD's 3 or 4 days ago. Doesn't always produce a minidump, but the ones created are in the attachment. I haven't added any hardware or software (other than things that might have automatically updated like Microsoft products).

Let me know if there's additional info I can provide to help figure it out.


[edited to remove attachment since issue may be solved and who knows what info may lurk in those files... ]

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16 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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Your BSOD reports seem to be hinting to memory. Take this test for 8 passes. Using a good slot test each stick for 6 more passes.
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
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16 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm going to give it some time before I mark the thread solved, but it does appear that one of my DIMMs is bad. I ran memtest with all DIMMs installed, and got errors on test 3. I then started testing each DIMM individually. They all passed except one which would not even boot to memtest. Curiously, with a good DIMM in the first slot, and the suspect DIMM in another, they passed 8 tests. Tried the suspected bad one again solo, and again would not boot to memtest. Does this make sense?

For future reference, when you said to go "8 passes," did you mean to run Memtest's 8 tests 8 times? Yeah.. I'm not that patient.
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16 Aug 2012   #4

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It makes sense, you have a bad stick but some of the results might not be correct or maybe they just had to be reseated correctly.
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