Originally Posted by jeremygj
I have been having crashes that i don't think are BSOD's since there are no dump files anywhere. I thought it was my ram but i am failing to determine which sticks are bad or if any of them are bad at all. I have ran memtest with all 4 sticks in and no errors. I have ran memtest with 2 sticks at a time and no errors. If it crashes it is usually right as the desktop would show up after the windows 7 welcome screen. If it was the RAM wouldn't it not always crash at the EXACT same time. But then sometimes i can boot fine and won't crash for hours or days with all my ram in. I think im going to go to vista and see if i crash at all. This problem seems like software to me but i have just about given up on this problem. Its just way too inconsistent to know if it is ram related or any hardware related. Has anyone ever had this problem?
Did it just start happening? Sounds like a driver issue to me, or some software conflict. Perhaps even a network problem.
Honestly, first thing I'd do is msconfig it and disable all the startup items and services you don't need.
PC overclocked? More importantly is the northbridge and/or HTLink overclocked? Both can cause hang ups or non-dump bsods.