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Windows 7: Random crashes to desktop/BSOD when playing games

19 Mar 2017   #1
MidnightGoob

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Random crashes to desktop/BSOD when playing games

Hi, I have been getting random crashes to desktops and blue screens while playing a number of different games, even when using chrome sometimes; I've tried updating and reinstalling drivers and even a reinstall of windows 7 but it still does it.

Attached is the most recent crash report - I haven't been playing anything for a while to see if it would change :l




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19 Mar 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome MidnightGoob now this bugcheck I suspect is suggestive of a RAM problem.

Code:
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    # Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000041201, The subtype of the bugcheck.
Arg2: fffff68119fdb068
Arg3: e7b0000091784867
Arg4: fffffa800a9461c0
So the obvious thing to me to do is to follow this
MEMTEST
Now to make absolutely we are on the same page the memtest linked here is the only*one we recommend and it MUST be run for at least 8 passes or you may as well not bother. It is rather lengthy and best left for a downtime for that machine - overnight is good. Having said that you can stop the test if errors show up while you are around and then it is a matter of tracking down the bad stick of RAM.* RAM - Test with Memtest86+
(This is pretyped to save time)
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20 Mar 2017   #3
MidnightGoob

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks I'll give that a try overnight :]
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21 Mar 2017   #4
MidnightGoob

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The first test threw up 6 errors so I'm going to try each stick individually and in each mobo slot - not sure what the error codes mean however


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21 Mar 2017   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes that is the way to go unfortunately and if you find there are no bad sticks then it is always a possibility that you have a bad slot.

In that instance you will have to use a known good stick and test the slots as well. But that is quite an unusual thing to happen.

But at least we have a start on the problem eh? albeit it is going to cost dollars. Just bear in mind that if you buy new stick(s?) to get memory that is very closely matched for specs ie timings etc Better still if the budget allows a new matched set would be my choice for how to fix the problem.

If that comes about there is always plenty of advice to be had and I use this site when building for example
Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM Tradesman is the guru there and I trust him implicitly.

This is a good reference site too Search JonnyGURU.com
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