Seemingly random BSOD after installing new RAM


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    Seemingly random BSOD after installing new RAM


    I built a new computer in April and just recently added an extra 4GB stick of RAM that was the exact same model as my other two. The problem I'm now having, only after adding that extra 4GB, is that I will randomly sit down at my computer to find that it has rebooted after a crash, with the following explanation from Windows:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 3b
    BCP1: 00000000C0000005
    BCP2: FFFFF80002F7B90E
    BCP3: FFFFF8800A3C3970
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7601
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 256_1

    Not only do I browse the web, watch video and run iTunes a lot, but I run BF4 for hours on end and have never once had this issue while actually using my PC. It only seems to happen when I'm not around, and it's happened like five times now in the past three days. Everything is running absolutely perfectly otherwise, and MemTest86 showed absolutely no errors. I have to believe there is some issue with the extra RAM, but I'm basically at the limit of my basic knowledge of hardware/software interaction after running MemTest. I kind of assume I'll need to fiddle with some settings in bios, like maybe timing or voltage for the RAM, but I've never done that before. Anyone have any ideas what I can do to fix it?
    Last edited by bhammes; 08 Jun 2014 at 13:29.
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  2. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #2

    Welcome to 7 Forums. Please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to enable a BSOD analyst to read your logs.
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks! Sorry I failed at reading instructions!
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