BSOD PFN_list_corrupt memory issues?

By jiggydmented
Oct 7, 2011
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  1. Ok I keep getting these and it gets pretty frackin annoying when I'm working on something and the computer randomly has to shut down.
    What do I need to do to fix this?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Yes, in light of your symptoms coupled with the PFN_LIST_CORRUPT which is our strongest error indicating corrupted memeory I would say it is most likely bad RAM. You can run Memtest or you could first try running with one stick and see if you get stability and whether you do or not try it with the other stick.

    Let us know what your results are.
  3. jiggydmented

    jiggydmented Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I think I found out what the problem was, the heat sink wasn't fitted properly. I took my computer in to have a professional look at it
  4. jiggydmented

    jiggydmented Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So apparently it didn't work, but they tested the hardware, and there wasn't any issue with ram or any hardware.
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Ask them if they looked at the the voltage specs of your RAM and compared it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
  6. jiggydmented

    jiggydmented Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Is there a way to check it myself?
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Yes, in the BIOS. Look for VDIMM. I would still give them a call and ask.
  8. jiggydmented

    jiggydmented Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well I have DDR3 and it's running at 1.5 so isn't that spot on for DDR3?


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