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Windows 7: BSOD randomly... Custom Computer

30 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
BSOD randomly... Custom Computer

I've had my computer for several months now and it intermittently gets a BSOD. Sometimes it happens shortly after booting up, but other times it happens after I've been working for several hours. I cannot detect a discernible pattern. It is a custom built computer (specs filled in). I have very little experience troubleshooting these types of issues.


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30 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

jpbirk13, Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it comes free of problems, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

information   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

warning   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

Tip   Tip

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.
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