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Windows 7: Intermittent, yet common BSOD problem; Latest: IRQL_not_less_or_equal

22 Jun 2015   #11
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by picky View Post
Run: 3 Errors: 64
Don't know if I need to keep it running still, or not.
Read post #8 .... it is stated there that you should stop it after seeing a single error only.

Now follow the "Part 3: If You Have Errors:" of How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+

Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorError
RAM2GoodGood
It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorGood
RAM2ErrorGood
It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.

If it is a bad RAM, you need to change the RAM. Take the other existing (good) RAM to the shop and get one of the exactly same specification. The best is, get a totally new RAM KIT.

If it is a bad slot, it is a motherboard issue. But changing the motherboard needs a preparation for most of us; so dont populate that slot for the time being.


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23 Jun 2015   #12
picky

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Identified and confirmed bad stick, and have replaced sticks with
Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 240-Pin Desktop Memory, Model# CML8GX3M2A1600C9
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23 Jun 2015   #13
Arc

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Nice! Let us know for any further issue.
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23 Jun 2015   #14
picky

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I definitely will.
Thank you tremendously for your help Arc, Do you do this stuff for people because you just like being helpful?
I am slightly shocked by your helpfulness.
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24 Jun 2015   #15
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by picky View Post
I am slightly shocked by your helpfulness.
Am I doing it wrong?
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24 Jun 2015   #16
picky

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Am I doing it wrong?
Not at all mane!
You are amazing dude, Thanks so much for all your help!
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24 Jun 2015   #17
Arc

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You are welcome, mate.
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