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BSOD crashes randomly

By mancitystar
May 28, 2006
  1. BSOD my computer keeps crashing randomly please help

    Hi, my computer keeps crashing my specs are:

    computer model: Adevnt 3119

    CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (Northwood)
    Motherboard: ECS SF2
    Ram Speed,sie & #sticks: 2 sticks, 512mb + 256mb
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce 6600, 256mb DDR, AGP8x (PNY)
    PSU: 300watts
    OS: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)

    After i try to start the computer again nothing comes up and the pc speaker sounds for 3-5 secs then stops for 3-5secs then sounds and so on. i can only get the computer to run again after 3-5 tries of shuting down from the power button and starting from the power button.

    Any help much appreciated Thanks
     
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Faulty ram

    Hi,

    One minidump is crashed with bugcheck code 8E. 5 minidumps are inaccessible by windbg and it is the sign of faulty ram. Run memtest to stress test the ram.
     
  3. mancitystar

    mancitystar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey thanks, how do i run a memory test?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    In order to use Memtest to test your ram, go HERE and follow the instructions.

    You can either run memtest from a floppy, or if you don`t have a floppy drive, download the pre-built iso version and burn it to cd as an image.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    300Watt PSU, puke: I had a 450W PSU (came with the case) that I smoked in less then a week with my GeF 6600 and AMD64 3500 CPU.

    Read my post BSOD (link below) about PSU, what to look for in a good unit and why the amps on the 12V rail are so important.

    Cheers.
     
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