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Windows 7: Random BSOD and programs crash, Ram settings wrong

15 Nov 2012   #1
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Random BSOD and programs crash, Ram settings wrong

I just started having random crashes on my pc. It would crash within minutes. Everytime would be random programs or bsod. I believe it's the ram as It doesn't do it when I use 1 stick at a time.

I'm using Kingston 12 gig DD3. 3x4gb sticks. I tested each stick for 4 passes in memtest86 and they all passed. This is the link to the datasheet for my ram, And if someone could help explain what settings I would need to put into my bios to get these sticks all going at once without errors would be helpfull

http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/K...D3N9K3_12G.pdf


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16 Nov 2012   #2
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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Please upload screen shots of Memory tab using CPUz:Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.

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The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
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16 Nov 2012   #3
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here is the screenshot from cpuz

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16 Nov 2012   #4
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I believe it could be a setting in the bios as no matter when I run 3 sticks it crashes. Though taking any stick out and just running 1 stick or 2 works fine
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16 Nov 2012   #5
Geek2012

Windows 8 Pro x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you run Memtest with all sticks of RAM in the computer? What kind of computer do you have?
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16 Nov 2012   #6
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've done it with all sticks in and also done them separate. I custom built my pc.
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16 Nov 2012   #7
Geek2012

Windows 8 Pro x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What motherboard are you using? Have you done any voltage tweaking/overclocking?
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16 Nov 2012   #8
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Gigabyte Ex58-DS4. No tweeks or overclocking at all
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16 Nov 2012   #9
Geek2012

Windows 8 Pro x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have triple channel mode enabled? See this note:

When enabling 3 Channel mode with 3 memory modules, be sure to install them in the DDR3_1, DDR3_3 and DDR3_5 sockets
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16 Nov 2012   #10
chainz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've checked and double checked that they are in the right sockets. Could it be something to do with the timing settings and stuff like that and voltages in bios?
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