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I have been having random BSOD's for a long time now, and I think it is my RAM. I was going to get something but then the price went back up, so I'm waiting for it to be cheaper again. Anyhow, whenever I BSOD, and come back into Windows, my Quick Launch icons would be in a different order, and my icons on my desktop would be moved around, and I totally lost 2 of my custom taskbar toolbars. I know this is bad, but how bad is it? Are these hard shut downs doing damage to my HD or something?
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I was getting random BSOD's a while ago, and was getting errors in the memory diagnostics tool when i tested, so perhaps try running that (type it into start bar search it should come up). Try running it a few times, mine didn't always find bad memory. I think the problem with mine was i was running 4x1 GB at 1066mhz, and motherboard only supports 2x2 when at 1066mhz, so i went to 800mhz and its been fine since, so maybe just check this with your motherboard manual in case (i dunno what ram setup you have so its prob fine). The problem probably isn't that bad, just one bad bit of hardware so its just a case of locating and fixing it. Don't think it can do damage to your hard drive or anything.

Not sure whats going on with your icons though...I know when you log off that's when it saves the positions of icons and stuff so if it doesn't shut down properly after moving them they will go back to how they were, although i don't know why they would move if they have been saved.
Edited by olli3 - 7/7/08 at 3:16am
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What BSOD is it? The error code should tell you what is happening.
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Do you have single side or double sided ram the new ballstix are single sided and perform low and fail.

Download memtest see if it passes that
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Well its really weird. I cant leave my comp on all night anymore, because when I wake up I will find that it had crashed. I also cant put heavy gaming load on it for long periods like I used to be able to do. So I think it would be some kind of overheating problem. If I run Memtest right after a BSOD, I get tons of errors. If I run it after a cold boot after the PC has sit turned off overnight, I get no errors.

As far as the error codes go... its pretty bad.



Those are just some of the recent ones.

I recall there was a way to get my event logs and send them to someone, would that be any help?
Edited by Semper Fidelis - 7/7/08 at 4:56am
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If it's not overheating, your GameXStream could be dying
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Are you serious??? How so?
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It just sounds like it could be crapping out at load. Now, I think there is a better chance of bad drivers and overheating (in that order).
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Well, one interesting thing is whenever I run Orthos, I can run Small FFT on the CPU priority 9 for at least 15 minutes. I'm sure I could go on forever but I don't have the time. But, when I try to run blend for CPU/RAM priority 9, it craps out in under 30 seconds.
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Sounds like your ram is the culprit to me. It fails in memtest so.....
The one interesting thing actually sounds correct when you stress the ram also you get an almost imediate failure. Im gonna assume from your rep That the machine has been stable more then 15 min runs or orthos and prime at some point ?
    
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