Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Random crashes, different causes?

10 Feb 2010   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grx View Post
Hi again, here is what i did:

First, i removed one of the 2 modules, leaving an empty slot. I ran memtest (3 passes) and it didn't show any error.
Then i removed the left module and i put the other in the SAME SLOT. When i ran memtest, it froze on the first pass, showing near 4 errors, thus i deduced that it was defective.
Finally i put the good one on the first slot, and in the other i put my old 512mb module: Ran memtest, 5 passes, no errors.

Now i have 1,5Gb RAM and, at the moment, no BSOD has ocurred. So i just have to wait a few days to consider my problem solved.

I just can't imagine what could have incited my RAM to fail like that. I had used it for too long without any problem. Was it maybe a PSU watt problem? I really didn't know the specs of my PSU when i installed the 9400gt.

thanks a lot

could be anything. after all all machiines wear out sooner or later. Could be PSU, voltage spike, heat, etc.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Random crashes, different causes?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Random BSOD's, random program crashes
I recently built a computer and ive started to get memory management bsods randomly, and even some other bsods as well. Programs running on my computer sometimes just randomly crash with out a reason. I also get chromes "aww snap" error page constantly and to top it off Adobe flash player crashes...
BSOD Help and Support
Random crashes on Win 7 x64
Hey guys!, some time ago I decided to start using Win 7 x64, because I realize that the performance of my computer would be better. The thing is, like the title says, I have a lot of random crashes, even if I let the computer away... I tried a lot of things, like unistalling drivers, but It...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BLSC 0x50 New Computer, New Install; Random Program Crashes.
Hi, I've built a cheap box for my brother's birthday and It's having trouble with random program crashes and Blue Screens. I can't seem to find what's causing it, I thought it might be graphics drivers because it prolongs the bsod sometimes when I reinstall drivers and Catalyst Control Center...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSODs; Firefox 4 random crashes
I recently built a new desktop PC running a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit retail version (see my system specs). All hardware was purchased new, and all software installed were fresh installs. All Windows Updates were applied successfully, including SP1. I have also updated all drivers...
BSOD Help and Support
Random crashes again
Still have random crashes for nothing - no stresses for the PC I have run memtest (shoudl I run memtest86) prior and prime 95 and this reports no erros with the memory. I have lowered the overclock and it still crashes. Can someone take a look at the minidump files and let me know whether...
BSOD Help and Support
64 bit random crashes
Hey, new here. My problem is that any 64 bit windows 7 that I have used has crashed randomly every few hours. This has been happening since I installed it. I have no idea what causes it, and I have tried two different hard drives. This also happened (less frequently, like once every few days) with...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App