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Windows 7: Got a RAM. Windows just freezes on boot.

14 May 2012   #11

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Windows 7 x64

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You really should just rn memtest86 on it for a fee passes
Great catch! Thanks Maguscreed!
lol I just can't get over how badly I was typing on my phone.
Sevenforums app works great though.

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15 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I ran it for 1 pass and no errors came up on memtest v4.2.
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16 May 2012   #13
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Memtest should be run for at least 3 passes - just to be sure that a stray error doesn't pop up. I suggest running it overnight just to be sure.

Did you run CHKDSK /R /F as I suggested? How about the hard drive diagnostics?
Are you still having BSOD's? If so, please zip them up (they're in C:\Windows\Minidump) and upload them with your next post.
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16 May 2012   #14

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Almost sure faulty memory or memory slot.
Windows doesn't have memory drivers... CPU can use it automatically.

DOS, Windows, LINUX they all use it without drivers!

Maybe ubuntu doesn't crash because it uses less memory so not using new memory at all.
Perform a memory test of both RAM sticks with memtest86 and let it run whole day
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19 May 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I think the issue might've been found? A friend of mine told me that it might be a power supply issue. So I put in the new ram and removed the biggest power hogger of my system. My graphics card (GTX 460). And the system is running fine on onboard graphics. Earlier display resolution was full hd. Right now it's 1440px wide as I am running it on onboard graphics.

Power supply is Corsair vx450 which is supposed to be very solid but maybe the ram just needs a lot of power which windows/PSU is not able to handle?

To test the ram under normal condition...I have photoshop/fireworks/dreamweaver and firefox opened. It's leaving 1gb memory free out of 4gb and has been working completely normally.

So basically I need a PSU upgrade I think or a RAM which is a bit more conservative on power hogging.

Thanks a lot for help guys!

EDIT: If anyone can help me out here. Is there any way to configure the system to use less power? Or my only option is a new PSU?
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19 May 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP


There's plenty of ways to decrease power usage temporarily (the most obvious is what you've done - remove the power hog) - but what's going to happen when you need the power (for example, if you need some high intensity graphics?). You'll be left in the same boat.

Temporarily just remove any components from your system that you don't need. In the long run, invest in an 80+ PSU that's well above what you require. I'd suggest going with a 600 watt or higher - just to be sure that you have headroom available. FWIW - I have a 1000 watt PSU in my system and never fear any power issues (I used to have RAID 5 with another couple of hard drives).
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 Got a RAM. Windows just freezes on boot.

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