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6800GS and 8I945PL-G crash processing graphics

By oRB06
Apr 26, 2006
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  1. oRB06

    oRB06 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thing about the drivers is, that this problem was happening with my old drivers, some new ones i downloaded and yet still, even after i wiped the HDDs and reinstalled.. and they were working fine for 5 days until this problem started, ill be back with some minidumps.

    Minidump update : last minidump in the folder is from the 26th, so every lock since then has failed to create a minidump. Also note i dont have BSOD, more like Black screen of death...i have to reboot manually.

    oRB06
     
  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 459

    I was just looking through the thread again, did you get that memtest program KingCody was talking about? He seemed to think it might be faulty RAM, it can't hurt to check, though I'm clutching at straws here.
     
  3. oRB06

    oRB06 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Ran memtest and got a bunch of errors the second time round. loads of them, gonna run it a couple more times and see wht i get.

    Update: MEMtest showed up a sh*tload of errors, touching the RAM caused the PC to crash, reseating it didnt help. 4 consecutive MEMtest failiures. RAM is the culprit, replacing it tomorrow ASAP.

    oRB06
     
  4. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 459

    Well, I don't know whether to be happy or sad about that, at least you found the (most likely) problem. Sorry I couldn't have been of more help, but KingCody does know more about this sort of thing than me. I'm now just praying that you don't go and buy a gig of quality RAM only for it not to solve the problem, or worse, make it worse.
    Good luck.
     
  5. oRB06

    oRB06 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Everest reports that my CPU fan speed drops dramatically when doing heavy processing....could this be the cause of the random lock ups?

    oRB06
     
  6. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 459

    I thought you said the temperatures weren't getting too high? So I'm guessing the new RAM didn't fix the problem. This problem is almost as bad as this one here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic49034.html and I just don't know what to say now. I hope someone else gets on board here and offers their advice. I can't believe nothing will work.
     
  7. unnua

    unnua TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Your problem sounds so similar to mine! Like you I'm pretty sure it's not the graphics card, as I have the same problem with the onboard one AND my new nvidia GeForce 7300 GS. Next I thought it might be the power supply, so I'm looking into that, but your story is depressing because you bought a new power supply and it didn't help. I don't want that to happen to me! I guess I'll try testing my ram like you did.
     
  8. oRB06

    oRB06 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    To everyone reading this thread, I went down to my local PCworld and swapped out the OLD DDR2 1 gig stick for a new one, as its only a few weeks old. I installed the new RAM and am now running Guild Wars fine without any problems whatsoever. I can only surmise from this that the RAM was bad, or that i damaged it somehow with static electricity. Unnua, Ill read your thread and see what sounds similar. Although my problem was almost definately the RAM.

    new PSU
    replaced RAM
    wiped HDDs and reinstalled drivers and windows

    fixed.

    oRB06
     
  9. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 459

    So the problem with the cpu fan no longer persists? Glad to hear everything's ok, I was beginning to fear for your sanity :knock: I know I would've flipped a long time ago.
     
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