Mini dumps killing me during finals!

By petah2014
May 18, 2007
  1. Hey i'm like in the middle of finals and my computer keeps crashing with blue screens after minutes of use of high resource using programs like Maya and Photoshop and Illustrator. Even watching videos online. I'm guessing it's a video card malfunction? or a Ram one since i'm getting a 1003 event error. Can someone check out my minidumps and help me out! It would meanb the world to me, thanks a lot in advance.

    Peter Ng

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  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    You've got signs of a hardware problem. Start by checking the temperatures and make sure the fan isn't clogged with dust.
  3. petah2014

    petah2014 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply! i actually cleaned it all out about 2 weeks ago, temperatures seem fine when i check the bios, I even run a laptop fan on it. Forgot to mention my pc is a dell inspiron 700m laptop. Could it be a hardware malfunction, or are errors coming from all over the place?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    dells are known to run hot. ensure you have adequate ventilation. a laptop cooler may not be a bad idea.

    I don't have my diagostic tool handy att - but run dr watson's and see what the minidumps say.
  5. petah2014

    petah2014 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'm pretty positive it's not a cooling issue as my laptop just bluescreened and did not seem hot at all. I took out a ram stick i installed about half a year ago and it seems to be running fine now. Do you guys think it's my faulty after market ram? Is there a way to check if it's faulty?
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