Quote: Originally Posted by Shira
I tried both FurMark and GIMPS, and the latter terminated some of the tests due to hardware error. (I chose the one targeted on RAM)
Well, since I have installed new ram, my system is more stable. No BSOD but most importants, no program failures. (I had 5 to 10 every day even if no BSOD)
The last three weeks have been a pain for me, trying to figure what was going wrong on my system.
I think I've already made a big step by changing the ram.
In the past, most of BSOD I had with windows 95 and windows 98 were always related to memory problem, whatever the message was. Never had 1 single BSOD in windows XP though, in 5 years of intense usage. I think Windows vista and seven might be more picky about ram errors. Pretty sure the MOBO factor is also something to take in consideration.
My old P5W DH deluxe i975 took everything I threw at it. (upgraded CPU, graphic cards couple times) and never had a single problem. This mobo was well know for mega-compatiblity.
My new ones seems to be picky about rams. Maybe my ram was not necessarly faulty, but my mobo didnt liked them !
Also, must I mention that I did 4 memtest.
First test with memtest86 3.4 (3.5 would not load for some reasons)
Went throught 6 pass with no error...then on the 7th pass, test 7 it poped up 269 errors. I swtiched the RAM to differents slots, then did 2 x times memtest x86+ 4.0 and on test 5 and 6 it popped up errors in two differents runs. (small ammount of errors thought)
My 4th memtest popped up no errors after 7 completed pass.
And now looks like changing my ram did something...I'm crossing my fingers and hopefully I wont have others BSOD.
I've learned lot about debugging in the last three weeks, the hard way. Next time I'll know where to look if I have problem in the future.
Hopefully, you will find a solution.