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Windows 7: BSOD random crashes

14 Jan 2013   #1
pkassies

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BSOD random crashes

Everybody,

The last few weeks I have a BSOD at least one per hour. It errors are various BAD POOL HEADER and MEMORY MANAGEMENT etc.

I've tried a few things:
- updating drivers
- I have swithced the RAM to another slot. No avail
- yesterday I've installed a new disk, installed windows 7 fresh and it crashed a few times

This leads me to believe the crashes are hardware related.
Attached you find the dumps after the fresh install.

Any pointers into the right direction are greatly appriciated.

Regards, Peter


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14 Jan 2013   #2
koolkat77

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You will have to use the 64bit version of windows to allocate all 8 GB ram.
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Geļnstalleerd fysiek geheugen (RAM)	8,00 GB
Totaal fysiek geheugen	3,16 GB
Beschikbaar fysiek geheugen	2,09 GB
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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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Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

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Do this test overnight, before going to bed.
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14 Jan 2013   #3
pkassies

Nederland
 
 

I've run the memory test.

The first ram gave so many errors, about 100k with just 4% of the first pass.
I stopped the test. Removed the "bad" ram, put the other in, zero errors thus far.
I think I've found the culprit.

I've just done a fresh windows 7 install 64 bit, this time. zero errors no BSOD etc.

I've ordered two new 4GB ram. It will arrive tomorrow.

If i find any new BSOD's happening, I'll post to this thread.

Thanks for your support!
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14 Jan 2013   #4
koolkat77

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Keep us posted.
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12 Feb 2013   #5
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