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Windows 7: BSOD even after fresh install (Windows Update may be the cause)

02 Feb 2013   #11
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mattster View Post
Thanks for the help Arc, I've finally found the source of my problems now. One of the memory modules is faulty, even though memtest reported back my memory was perfectly fine, one of the modules is actually causing the BSOD issues. I've removed the module causing the issue and all the BSOD's are gone now.
Very nice and very interesting!

How did you come to know ?


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03 Feb 2013   #12
Mattster

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To be honest, it was just luck really. I mean, I trusted memtest to give me accurate results but it was such a liar to me. I read the reports from Who Crashed, and it was always referring to memory but was always assuring me it was a software issue, not hardware. Anyway, I was looking around the internet for similar instances of this error code and someone mentioned memory, and since Who Crashed was mentioning memory as well I though I might as well check. Removed one, crash. Removed that, and replaced with the other.. Worked fine. Then just went through the steady process of updating everything all over again (thank god I have an unlimited download package lol) then put the other memory module back in, crashed. So yeah, was just pure luck if anything.
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