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I've been getting dxgmms1.sys BSODs during gaming only for quite some time now. Someone linked me to an MS update which was apparently a hotfix for that issue. This issue occurs because of a time-out issue within the GPU. This causes a reset that leaves the GPU in an inconsistent state.

Anyways, I installed that update and haven't crashed yet. We'll see if it happens again.

TL;DR - Just to be sure it wasn't memory, I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic overnight, set it to Extended and went to sleep. Woke up and I was at the Desktop. I was under the impression that when the test finished it would restart and display the results until I told it to boot into Windows, but apparently not?

I'm not sure, where do you go and find previous Windows Memory Diagnostic test runs? Or do I have to run it again?
post #2 of 10
Try run memtest on each module
Theres a sticky in ram or mobo forum
I also had random daily bsods

memtest confirmed that one of my modules were defective
RMA > got new set > happy smile.gif
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Originally Posted by nukefission;13621772 
Try run memtest on each module
Theres a sticky in ram or mobo forum
I also had random daily bsods

memtest confirmed that one of my modules were defective
RMA > got new set > happy smile.gif

The thing is, these BSODs aren't daily. Completely random and only while gaming. Could happen in 10 minutes, 10 hours, 10 days, one month, etc. Same error code all the time. I installed that hotfix so we'll see if that fixed it. But I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic overnight just to be extra sure it wasn't memory and it said (Your computer will restart after the test is complete and display the results). I was under the impression that it would just restart and sit at a screen with the test results until I told it to do otherwise, but apparently not.

I'm just wondering if there's any way to check the results of the test that was run, or if I have to run it again (this time I will run Memtest as well, probably).
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/95368-memory-diagnostics-tool-read-event-viewer-log.html

Just a heads up, memtest86+ is better than the built in Windows diagnostic. It can be run off CD, flash drive, or pretty much any bootable medium. It does not restart after it does one testing loop.
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Originally Posted by gymenii;13621857 
If an event was written then try this.

How To Read Windows Memory Diagnostic Log with Event Viewer.

Just what I was looking for.

Loop one.
Quote:
The Windows Memory Diagnostic tested the computer's memory and detected no errors

Loop two.
Quote:
The Windows Memory Diagnostic tested the computer's memory and detected no errors
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;13621860 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/95368-memory-diagnostics-tool-read-event-viewer-log.html

Just a heads up, memtest86+ is better than the built in Windows diagnostic. It can be run off CD, flash drive, or pretty much any bootable medium. It does not restart after it does one testing loop.

Right. I'll burn it to a CD tonight and run it whilst I sleep. It's fine if I run it with both sticks in the DIMM slots, correct? If there's errors I'll just do one stick at a time.

Also, any special settings for Memtest that I would need to set for best testing?
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Yes you can test both sticks at the same time. Only if errors occur would you need to individually test sticks.

There are no special settings, memtest86+ will just run and keep running through loops until you stop it. The website is here and make sure you grab the newest version, 4.20.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;13621978 
Yes you can test both sticks at the same time. Only if errors occur would you need to individually test sticks.

There are no special settings, memtest86+ will just run and keep running through loops until you stop it. The website is here and make sure you grab the newest version, 4.20.

Very cool, I'll burn it to a CD-R and run it overnight.

Thanks guys.
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Mine started out randomly then progressed to daily thumb.gif
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Quote:
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Mine started out randomly then progressed to daily thumb.gif

What were the specific stop codes you were getting? Mine are always related to ATI or DirectX. Always SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
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