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Windows 7: 2 BSODs 2 Days

24 Dec 2010   #21
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
I decided to do a memtest over night
Both sticks are in. 0 pass 33 fails.
ANOTHER RMA.. Great!
I would hold off on that RMA - continued RAM failures are not co-incidences.

Please wait for Dave76 to confirm that your RAM voltages etc. are correct.

If they are - then I would definitely RMA the CPU this time, not the RAM.


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24 Dec 2010   #22
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Ok thanks, though the problem about warranty and overclocking might come in? To be honest only OC in the first place to see if there's any noticeable difference. Didn't 'feel' any so I just left it... all for show I guess

The dates of my last RMA for RAM:
19/07/2010
and the time before
08/03/2010

Picture attached of todays memtest. The last RAM which I RMA took 2 seconds in memtest to show way over 100 results it was like 9999
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24 Dec 2010   #23
kcmartz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reventon View Post
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Drivers or hardware is the main fault I would imagine
Correct. I have actually seen VIPRE cause a few BSODs though...

Given that they appeared again after months of absence - I do have to suspect the latest bit of hardware which of course is your sound card.
VIPRE can? What antivirus would you then suggest? My dad is a reseller for VIPRE.
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24 Dec 2010   #24
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmartz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reventon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
Drivers or hardware is the main fault I would imagine
Correct. I have actually seen VIPRE cause a few BSODs though...

Given that they appeared again after months of absence - I do have to suspect the latest bit of hardware which of course is your sound card.
VIPRE can? What antivirus would you then suggest? My dad is a reseller for VIPRE.
I see a lot suggesting MSE in this part of the forum. Also you can have a look at this, its a computer forum link. **********The All New Official OcUK Anti-Virus Program Thread - KEEP ALL AV QUESTIONS IN HERE********** - Overclockers UK Forums

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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24 Dec 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

On some systems, Vipre seems to do fine; on others, it causes problems. This is true of most 3rd party antivirus programs. Avast seems to run well with Win7 and, of course, so does MSE. There are valid reasons why third party security programs conflict with Win 7. It due to changes in Win 7's own internal security.
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24 Dec 2010   #26
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

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Your next step is to remove one stick and repeat the test on the remaining stick. Then remove it, put the other stick in and test it. If you get no errors on either stick, put a stick in the second slot and test it. Try running your computer with just one stick and see how it does.
Can't actually see that post, only from email.

Why do I actually have to do this?
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24 Dec 2010   #27
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

This will tell you which stick is bad and will test your slots in case a slot is bad. When Memtest shows errors, all you really know is that you have a RAM problem. Further testing narrows it down.
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24 Dec 2010   #28
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Ok fair enough about the mobo slot. Though if it needs RMA again then they go back together of course. I'll do a test later in slot 1.

Though:

1) If i get errors in Slot 1, Stick 1. Do i then test stick 2 in Slot 1
2) If both sticks in Slot 1 get errors. I guess I still test atleast 1 stick in slot 2
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24 Dec 2010   #29
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Forgot about this

My TRUE CPU cooler covers the RAM slots, so can't remove sticks. If I even can find the stock cooler i have no paste to keep applying it a few times :/
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24 Dec 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The answer is yes. I suggest that after the holidays, you get some paste and a stock cooler. You are going need it anyway if you have to RMA the RAM.
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