Multiple BSOD's/screen freezes

By syn99
Oct 11, 2010
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  1. Hi,

    I have recently encountered a number of random Blue Screens and screen freezes. Sometimes they occur quite quickly and sometimes I can be using my computer for hours on end (even days) before it happens again.

    I have no idea what is causing it so would be grateful for all the help I can get.

    I have included all the minidumps that I have.

    Also, so far, I have read that it could help putting the stock values for timings and voltages for my RAM in the BIOS rather than having the setting at AUTO and so I have done this and the Blue Screens still appear.

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your error codes are different except for two which are the same. Three cite hardware as the issue but nothing more. At this point, in light of your reported issues and differing error codes, we suggest you run memtest on your RAM.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
  3. syn99

    syn99 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I ran memtest and let it run for 11 passes and it came up with no errors.

    However, I altered the timing values in the BIOS shortly after my first post and have not had a single BSOD since so I assume this has sorted my problem out.

    If I do get another BSOD I will post the relevant mini dump file(s) on here.

    Thanks for the help.


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