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post #1 of 8
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So, i was getting some BSOD randomly while i was playing games or watching videos on Youtube, so i decided to test my memory, since i knew that my gpu and cpu were fine and running at normal temperatures. And i already re-installed windows with all the drivers updated.
I ran memtest over night and i got 7 passes with 42 errors.

How do i interpret that?
Are the memory sticks fine?
Could those errors be the reason of the randomly BSOD?

I have two sticks of 2 gb each.

In the case that the ram is not the problem, what could it be?
I have an SSD, i know they tend to fail but mine is only 6 month old.
The errors started to show when i changed my cpu to a new one, i was running a q8400 OCd to 3,5 Mhz, now I'm running a q9550.
My GPU is a Geforce Nvidia GTX 680 and my motherboard is an Asus P5Q deluxe.

sorry for my bad English.
post #2 of 8
Your english is fine mate 10/10 for effort, however your memory is not.

The SSD is fine.

Have you got your old CPU so you can put that in and then see if you're getting memory errors still. I do feel that this is more related to the RAM than anything else.

The only other thing would be to run memtest on a single strip and then see which strip is failing and then replace. It's quite old kit so it may just be EoL
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Whoa!, thanks a lot man, those are very good news, i really don't want to change things like my motherboard or my hard drive. Changing the ram is way easier, thanks again. I'll give it a try and post the results.

Another thing i noticed is that since i re-installed Windows, the BSODs tended to happen very rarely.
post #4 of 8
That may be because there aren't as many services running which would fill up your memory to the point of the corruption\damage chip.

TBH though, you could test each strip first which would give you a better idea of where the issue is, also memory is considerably cheaper than replacing the motherboard at this point so we'll go with the cheapest ideas first and progress from there biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 8
for some reason when i first saw this thread title my first thought was " Alzheimers probably"

then i remembered i was on ocn.
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

for some reason when i first saw this thread title my first thought was " Alzheimers probably"

then i remembered i was on ocn.
doh.gif

You may want to make a doctors appointment and discuss your issues with him :-p


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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone, it seems that one of the ram slots of my motherboard was damaged, luckily mine had 4 of them so i switched one of the sticks.
I ran memtest 2 passes with both sticks plugged and no error. I played some League of Legends and CSGO and i didn't get any BSOD! Hopefully its fixed!!
I know I'm not running my memory in dual channel anymore but whatever, my pc is kinda old anyway and i just wanted it to last a little bit longer so i can get the money to buy a new one.

Anyway, thanks again! I love this community!
post #8 of 8
Good stuff mate, at least you don't have to replace anything yet biggrin.gif

Why don't you just switch the other stick as well? if it's A1 and B1 at fault, set them in A2 and B2

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