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Windows 7: Wierd memtest screen & Game crashes (Far Cry3 & Borderlands 2)

08 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It was a combination of RAM and a bad coop map that always crashed from what I can work out now.. The SSD's are fine, its a RAID 0 on 2 Vertex 3's which I updated their firmware only a few months back, the drives have never skipped a beat since then, and I am very confident that the game was playing a part as well....
I bought some 1333 Kingston VR 2x4GB sticks this morning to double check that the RAM wasn't at fault before spending $500 on a graphics card... Since the RAM has been in I have not had a crash in single player, and only once crashed, with an "Application Hang" indicated as the source in event viewer (rather than the other crazy ones I had been getting), on a COOP map I tried out with a friend, after 3 hours of playing single player. Changed COOP maps and another 3 hours of playing went by without problems...
So the conclusion...


(Both kits were tested separately, both exhibiting the same results (No memtest errors at all and game still crashing), so I concluded as I had had them for more than 6 months working together that it wasn't the RAM and must have been something else.. I was wrong, and even though the memtest screen said it had no errors, the garbled display must have come from RAM and not the Graphics Card which I had suspected)

Thanks for helping me work through the problem Arc

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09 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


nope, wasn't the problem... just had a good day yesterday it seems... today crashed as per normal

i will continue to work out the problem and post back when i find the answer...
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