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Windows 7: Wierd memtest screen & Game crashes (Far Cry3 & Borderlands 2)

08 Dec 2012   #11
rcwombat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was a combination of RAM and a bad coop map that always crashed from what I can work out now.. The SSD's are fine, its a RAID 0 on 2 Vertex 3's which I updated their firmware only a few months back, the drives have never skipped a beat since then, and I am very confident that the game was playing a part as well....
I bought some 1333 Kingston VR 2x4GB sticks this morning to double check that the RAM wasn't at fault before spending $500 on a graphics card... Since the RAM has been in I have not had a crash in single player, and only once crashed, with an "Application Hang" indicated as the source in event viewer (rather than the other crazy ones I had been getting), on a COOP map I tried out with a friend, after 3 hours of playing single player. Changed COOP maps and another 3 hours of playing went by without problems...
So the conclusion...

RAM

(Both kits were tested separately, both exhibiting the same results (No memtest errors at all and game still crashing), so I concluded as I had had them for more than 6 months working together that it wasn't the RAM and must have been something else.. I was wrong, and even though the memtest screen said it had no errors, the garbled display must have come from RAM and not the Graphics Card which I had suspected)

Thanks for helping me work through the problem Arc


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09 Dec 2012   #12
rcwombat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sigh,

nope, wasn't the problem... just had a good day yesterday it seems... today crashed as per normal

i will continue to work out the problem and post back when i find the answer...
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