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For the last...what it seems like two years...I have been having problems with gaming and getting blue screens usually stating it is a NVidia driver problem. I started to use my laptop mostly because of doing a cross country move and now I am wanting to get my computer back. I ran a win8 mem diagnostics and all I got was " MEMORY ERROR" contact manufacturer. I even looked at the log and it said was just about the same thing. Is there a more reliable...in more detail of a memory diagnostics program out there?
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To better verify whether it is a memory issue or not, you could try testing your computer with MemTest and let that run for a while.

You could also try testing one stick at a time, to see if it's a single stick of RAM that's causing the issue.
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I will try that. at this point i would love to be able to play without it crashing ^_^
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  1. Download Memtest86
  2. Burn it to a CD
  3. Boot into it, and choose option #1 (single cpu core)

Let it run for a couple of passes, memory is fickle and it will usually error right away if there is something wrong. If you can complete 10 passes with 0 errors its safe to say its something other than your memory (maybe bad GPU memory?).
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Ok....i have been pulling my hair out over this. I swapped the memory out and put it in another computer for the test which did come up with errors but after the test the graphics card started to get so much white spots on the screen it was unreadable. Is it possible that the damage could be caused by a virus and spread to the other computers gfx card? is there a way to recover the card? it was working perfectly before i put the memory in it.
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No way it's a virus. Malware does not damage hardware. You may just be uncovering more and more faulty hardware.
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I examined the graphics card this morning and noticed that there are now 6 popped capacitors that was not there a couple of weeks ago when i did my monthly dusting. These look pretty bad too. This is just 3 of them. gggrrrr.
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I examined the graphics card this morning and noticed that there are now 6 popped capacitors that was not there a couple of weeks ago when i did my monthly dusting. These look pretty bad too. This is just 3 of them. gggrrrr.
I've had that happen to me, its usually caused by excessive high heat. You must of not been around when they exploded, as they shoot crap all over the bottom of the case and are as loud as a firecracker.
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Sorry for the late response i have been out of town. I dont remember ever hearing that type of sound from the computer but dang...is there anything i should be doing with the mobo? Also, is this something that the mem test has done? because it was working perfectly before. Dont know...just tired of stuff like this happening.
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