I've had some BSOD's of different flavors for about a year in my first build(see system specs). All of them have been resolved, some quickly and some have lingered before I dropped the hammer.
I got another one 4 days ago so used memtest86+.
Since I have 2 sticks of 2GB each I just tested them both. I got 12 errors in 8 minutes, went out for 3 hours and had 140 errors.
So I figured the problem was resolved, only to find out if it was the ram or the MB slots.
So I ran stick #1 in slot #1, no errors.
then stick #2 in slot #1, no errors.
I figured it was slot #2 by then.
So ran stick #1 in slot #2, no errors.
and then stick #2 in slot #2, no errors.
I ran each test for about 2 hours and at least a few passes.
So Then just ran the original configuration, stick #1 in slot #1 and stick #2 in slot #2.
No errors since.
What could be the problem?
One idea I had is that there was maybe a spec of dirt/dust between the contacts.
The other area I noted is that when I put the ram in I would get it down pretty far and use the tabs at the ends of the slot to 'grab' the ram and seat it.
But the last time I put the ram in I just pushed down and the tabs automatically moved to the close position.
What about memory controller? Could this be a problem and where is it/what file is it?