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Windows 7: NTOSKRNL.sys Intermittent BSODs

05 Aug 2010   #11
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Got the chance run some tests. 2 of the sticks had flawless runs, 1 stick came up with 85 errors across 3 passes, and the 4th stick ended up with 34,000 errors in just one run.

I think it's safe to say that the 4th stick is reasonably screwed up, so I am running on the other 3 sticks right now. What should I do about the 3rd stick, keep it in for the time being?

Obviously I won't know if this will solve the problems until I get some use into the comp due to the (seemingly) random nature of the BSODs.

Edit: Should probably add that I don't have spare money to spend on getting new RAM ATM. So would keeping the ram in cause enough instability for it to not be worth the extra 1gb of ram?


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05 Aug 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Have you tested each of your slots with a known good stick? If not, that is your next step. It looks to me like you have two bad sticks and two good sticks.
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05 Aug 2010   #13
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would fix your ram problem as soon as possible. Bad sticks can corrupt your data on your hard drive. I've seen that first hand and had to reinstall my OS.
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05 Aug 2010   #14
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aggixx View Post
Got the chance run some tests. 2 of the sticks had flawless runs, 1 stick came up with 85 errors across 3 passes, and the 4th stick ended up with 34,000 errors in just one run.

I think it's safe to say that the 4th stick is reasonably screwed up, so I am running on the other 3 sticks right now. What should I do about the 3rd stick, keep it in for the time being?

Obviously I won't know if this will solve the problems until I get some use into the comp due to the (seemingly) random nature of the BSODs.

Edit: Should probably add that I don't have spare money to spend on getting new RAM ATM. So would keeping the ram in cause enough instability for it to not be worth the extra 1gb of ram?
I would recommend to remove the bad RAM run with the good ones until you get new ones.
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05 Aug 2010   #15
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Have you tested each of your slots with a known good stick? If not, that is your next step. It looks to me like you have two bad sticks and two good sticks.
I haven't thoroughly tested the slots, but I do know that at least the first 2 slots work, so I suppose I'll run two sticks and those and scrap the other two once I'm sure this has solved the problem.

No BSODs since I took out the 4th stick, taking out the 3rd stick ASAP.

On the bright side, maybe I can go get 2x2gb sticks and upgrade to 6gbs of RAM.

Thanks very much for all your help guys, I'm very impressed with this community and I should be coming back here in the future if I've got any problems. I've got a lot of respect for you guys that know what you're doing and spend your free time helping others. Once again, thanks much guys.

I'll post back in a few days and give a status report.
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06 Aug 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glad you can run smoothly on two sticks. That is progress. Do test the slots to make sure you don't have a bad slot or slots. We will be waiting for your update.
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11 Aug 2010   #17
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Haven't had any video game crashes or BSODs since the fix, so all looks good. Haven't really gotten around to testing the other slots (it's not really that high on my priority list TBH).

Thanks again for the help guys.

Will post info on those 3rd and 4th slots when if/when I get the chance.
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11 Aug 2010   #18
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aggixx View Post
Haven't had any video game crashes or BSODs since the fix, so all looks good. Haven't really gotten around to testing the other slots (it's not really that high on my priority list TBH).

Thanks again for the help guys.

Will post info on those 3rd and 4th slots when if/when I get the chance.
Thanks for the Update !
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11 Aug 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much for reporting back. I am glad to hear you are running smoothly. I will ask the moderators to mark this thread as solved. Do post back when and if you test those other slots. Happy computing.
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