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I ran memtest on my dad's pc because he has been experiencing random bsod's for the past few months. The first run I let it complete 3 passes before I stopped it and it showed no errors. Just for the hell of it, I ran it again for about 11 hours while I was at work. When I turned the monitor on instead of having the usual blue screen one would see while running it, there was a bunch of different colors. No words or anything just a wierd color pattern over the entire screen. What's that all about?
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post #2 of 8
I'm not totally sure, but it sounds to me like the GPU is having the issues here.
Try a different graphics card?
Artifacts display when the GPU is going bad.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong please biggrin.gif
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Onboard video.

This is the build:

1 x COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
1 x APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
1 x GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX
SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
1 x CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
1 x AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
1 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM
1 x APEVIA CF12S-BK 120mm Case Fan
1 x LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support


I'll post pics of the screen in a minute.
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post #4 of 8
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Here are pics of what the screen looks like. It keeps changing.

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post #5 of 8
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it did this after less than an hour of running memtest this time.
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WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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post #6 of 8
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Wow. That bad huh?
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WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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post #8 of 8
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Okay, different question but about the same problem.

Is it normal for memtest when finding errors to find only a single error? Based on what I've seen there are usually several errors within a given test if the ram is bad. It seems wierd to me that only one error shows up. First 2 times was test eight, now test 7. The most recent was after 7 hours of testing. The others were within the first test.
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WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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