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Windows 7: What does "memory dump" mean and why am I gettting them during videos?

24 Oct 2018   #1

What does "memory dump" mean and why am I gettting them during videos?

So my Dell studio only has an Express 45 chip for graphics and already causing some stuttering graphics on occasion

Well 3 times today, twice during streaming ISO movie to TV and once during simple DVD playback, screen goes black, blue screen pops up quick and says something about "memory dump"

How can I fix this?


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24 Oct 2018   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

Hi irishmike-

Sounds like you're getting a BSOD. It could be that the MOBO\Chipset is overheating. Check to see that all vents are clean. Don't think you can get to the fans to clean them.

You can download bluescreenview from here and run it. Then post the part where the problem is highlighted, as shown at the website.
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25 Oct 2018   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi irishmike.

Can you post the file please! The link for BSOD - Posting Instructions is here => Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

I hope this helps!
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25 Oct 2018   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi irishmike and wither 2,

Update System Specifications

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP > Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!

This tutorial [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] makes doing this very easy => System Info - See Your System Specs.

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25 Oct 2018   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Hi Irishmike,

"memory dump" means that Windows 'dumps' the memory stored in the RAM and saves it as a '.dmp' file. This only occurs when Windows has shut down the system if it caught an error it couldn't recover from.

As Paul posted, please follow the posting instructions so we can have a look at some logs and find the cause.
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