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Hi all.

This single thread is where I started my rig so I'm coming back here for help 6 months later.

My sig rig has been acting fishy lately. I come home and it looks like it's trying to hide something from me. I'd like to check his cell phone but I think he put it somewhere.

Okay joking aside, this actually is very frustrating. Over the past week or so my computer has been locking up on me. This recently started about two weeks ago. At first if I rebooted, on occasion it just wouldn't boot up. I'd shut it off and do it again and it came up fine. The other day I had a pretty big issue when I couldn't even get to Windows desktop. It locked up directly before I would get to the Ctrl+Alt+Dlt screen. I reformatted and this issue was resolved so I figured it must have been some type of Windows settings. Matter of fact, I turned sleep mode on about a week ago so I figured it was something to do with that. It's no longer running.

However, now it appears as if I have a larger issue. After getting a new monitor and setting it all up (the monitor had to go back, but that's another issue), I am skeptical that this is going to happen again. Last night in the middle of a Firefox session, my computer locked up. Just froze. I rebooted, everything came up fine, and a few minutes later:

BSOD, error 1A: Memory_Management

I wasn't happy so I loaded all BIOS defaults and once again the computer hung right before the Windows login screen. No way I was gonna reformat again - clearly this is bigger than software. I tried rebooting three times to no avail, and boy was I mad.

I took out two of my three 4GB sticks and booted up. It got to the login screen fine! I figured I should try to isolate the problem so I put one stick back in and it was successful again. So I figured it must be the last stick. I plugged it in and low and behold, the final reboot was successful as well and I haven't had any problems yet - granted I only used it for a couple of hours and shutdown for bed.

As a side note, I will say that when I was vacuuming the other day, I somewhat tapped my computer with the vacuum (as anyone do trying to clean around it) and the screen froze with a slightly annoying noise. Something I don't believe has happened before in my many months of vacuuming.

Is this a RAM problem? I am not even overclocked beyond the guaranteed Corsair specs... What could the possible issues be? I won't mind if I can actually isolate the issue because then I can fix it - but if it COULD be the RAM, or COULD be the SSD, or the MB, then man I'm gonna hate life latley.

post #2 of 4
Only way to find out is to test RAM is with memtest86+
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WD 640GB 16MB Cache LG DVD Drive Windows 7 64bit LG Flatron W2261VP-PF 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by farmdve View Post
Only way to find out is to test RAM is with memtest86+
Is there a guide on how to do that? Can I use my USB drive?

What if there are no bad results? What could the other culprits be?
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if after removing and replacing the ram you haven't had any poblems there is always the possibility that your hovering knocked a stick loose and you putting it back in could be all it needed.

I had an issue like this b4 and it turned out I had caught the vga cable under the desk and just slightly pulled on the gfx card and it was tempramentle if it started or not
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