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Windows 7: Getting a new set of BSOD's

15 Oct 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Reime, you know that first RAM stick is good. Remove it and set it aside. Mark it as good so that you won't get it mixed up. Put your other RAM stick in slot one and test it. If it tests good, test it in slot 3. If it test bad in slot one, you will know that stick is bad. IN other words, test each stick separately in a known good slot. Then test each slot with a known good stick.


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15 Oct 2010   #12
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Carl, Good advice.

Reime,

Are you following the RAM - Test with Memtest86+ tutorial Carl posted previously?

When you run memtest86+ you are looking for bad RAM card, bad motherboard slot, so you need to follow the testing procedure in the tutorial.
Sometimes errors from these tests can be corrected by adjusting the settings.

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.

For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
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Have you been checking your temperatures?

Use Speed Fan or Real Temp , run one of these and check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.


If you have a link to your motherboard manual can you post it here?

If you get errors in memtest86+ you can stop the test, and report the errors you had.

The RAM slots are important, your motherboard manual will tell you which slots to use, you should follow the information.

Let us know the above information, this will help us see what needs to be done next.




EDIT:
Your RAM should be in Slots 1, 3, and 5.
According to your motherboard manual.
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15 Oct 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Dave, thank you for the help with this.
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17 Oct 2010   #14
Reime

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry about the late reply, i had class friday night, and saturday i was just busy.
Thank you Carl and Dave.
Yes, i was following it Dave. At a point i had the three ram cards inside the computer without giving any errors, at the time i hadn't exactly tried all the different combinations, i had done a majority of them, but i hadn't done all of them, and i didn't have them in the specific spots, i only had one not in its original spot, so the computer had 3 ram cards in it, but was only using 2 of them, and it was giving no errors, so i thought that it was working fine, and was lead to believe slot 3 was faulty. [ I didn't know at the time it was only using 2 of the cards, even though 3 were installed. ] I've tried a few more combinations now, and the 3 ram cards are in their specified spots. And i haven't gotten any errors yet so far. [Even though it hasn't finished a pass yet.]
About the errors i've had in memtest. Well.. i can't really recall them, because most of the time it was over 10,000. Which is weird, because they're now not pulling up any errors so far.
About the temperatures, Well, alienware comes with a program that watches and shows you the temps.
@cpuid I'll post snips when the memtest has gotten a pretty good amount of passes without errors.

Thanks again guys for the help.
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18 Oct 2010   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Tell us what the temps are during the memtest86+.

Which slots do you have the cards in?
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18 Oct 2010   #16
Reime

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Tell us what the temps are during the memtest86+.

Which slots do you have the cards in?
Slot 1, 3, & 5.
Temps during memtest86+, i don't know. Does it actually show temps during that? I didn't notice.
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18 Oct 2010   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Any errors?

You have to use the Alienware temp program or Real Temp, posted above, to read your CPU core temps. You should always check the CPU core temps when running any test.

Can you post the CPUZ Memory tab?
It's ok with one card or three.

What BIOS version do you have?
Have you updated it since you got the computer?

Go to the BIOS and tell us what the DDR3 Memoryvoltage is, and the QPI and Uncore Voltage.

If no errors with three cards, run each of the three cards, one at a time in slot #3.
Let's check if that slot is still giving you any errors.
If you get errors you can stop the test.
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