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Windows 7: Occasional BSOD

07 Apr 2010   #11
wangster

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



I just shut it off after a few hours. I am going to try to run Memtest on each one of sticks tonight. Hopefully I can find the bad memory and get it replaced.


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07 Apr 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wangster View Post
Holy Sh**! 3 minutes into MemTest+ and 672 errors... Bad memory? Would you recommend that I use 1 stick to check each slot and them run the test again and again for each of my 4 memory sticks in each slot? Are there any tools to check if it's the motherboard or the memory?
Valid approach.
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09 Apr 2010   #13
wangster

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, it turns out I have one bad memory.

RAM #1 in slot 1 = No Errors
RAM #2 in slot 1 = Over 1,000 Errors
RAM #3 in slot 1 = No Errors
RAM #4 in slot 1 = No Errors

Put RAM #2 & #3 in its original packaging...

RAM #1 & RAM #4 in slots 1&2 = No Errors
RAM #1 & RAM #4 in slots 3&4 = No Errors

So I think it's safe to say that it was the RAM. Filing an RMA now.

Thank you guys for helping figure it out.

By the way, is the debugger tool something I can easily get? I don't think I can understand in full what it tells me but Google's one of my best friends.

Also, thank you for pointing out Memtest. I didn't know about it but looks like I'll be running it every time I get new RAM.
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09 Apr 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That was some good diagnostic work, wangster. Well done.

Yes, the Windows Debugging Tools are freely available to anyone who wants to download them. See here: http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...ing-tools.html

If you need any help, I can give you some basic tips to get you stated. Feel free to PM me, or IM me at one of these addresses:

jonathanking09 at live dot com.

jonathanking09 at yahoo dot com

jonathanking09 at aol dot com (AIM)

And if you use Google Talk, my address is natalyabennettathotmaildotcom at gmail dot com (don't ask )
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09 Apr 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

wangster,
Nice work. Glad to hear that you located the problem and that we could be of assistance.
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10 Apr 2010   #16
wangster

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
That was some good diagnostic work, wangster. Well done.

Yes, the Windows Debugging Tools are freely available to anyone who wants to download them. See here: http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...ing-tools.html

If you need any help, I can give you some basic tips to get you stated. Feel free to PM me, or IM me at one of these addresses:

jonathanking09 at live dot com.

jonathanking09 at yahoo dot com

jonathanking09 at aol dot com (AIM)

And if you use Google Talk, my address is natalyabennettathotmaildotcom at gmail dot com (don't ask )
I went to the link you provided for the debugger, saw all that code in blue and just closed the browser window. Intimidating...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
wangster,
Nice work. Glad to hear that you located the problem and that we could be of assistance.
Thank you.
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22 Apr 2010   #17
wangster

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, this thread was my first post in this forum. Came to this place after doing my first Win7 install. Thanks to you guys, I RMA'd the bad ram, received the replacement last week and haven't had a blue screen error yet. Thank you again.
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23 Apr 2010   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm glad to hear it.

Thanks for reporting back, and let us know if you need anything else.
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