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By sknobs
Mar 27, 2011
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  1. I am getting these random BSOD on a Dell XPS vista x64 machine.

    Ran vista memtest and memtest86 both showed no errors after over 10 hours of running them. Please help
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    sknobs, please Zip together the five most recent minidump files and we will read them for you. Thanks.
     
  3. sknobs

    sknobs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; 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.
     
  5. sknobs

    sknobs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    UPDATE

    Through 3 of the 4 1gb sticks. So far all sticks are good through 10 passes each.
    Got one more to go.

    What if they all test good??? I see in looking the dump files that all the errors are memory related. So what would be next?

    thanks again!!!
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Good work on your part.

    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?

    *** Also, check your motherboard manual and see the recommended memory configurations that are acceptable.
     
  7. sknobs

    sknobs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The memory specs at 1.8v and it was installed by Dell when the PC was special ordered. I would hope that Dell would put compatible ram in there own PCs. Then again....it is Dell.

    There is no place in the bios to check or alter the RAM voltage settings.

    I do not see in the manual compatible RAM modules.

    Really hoping at this point that Memtest finds an error.......don't know what I will try next.

    Any other suggestions??
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    This is a persistent issue with pre-built machines like Dell, HP, etc.: Limited BIOS access.

    What is your total amount of RAM installed?
     
  9. sknobs

    sknobs TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. sknobs

    sknobs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok,

    All sticks have passed without error and have run a minimum of 10 passes.
    Anyone help me out with where to go next??
     

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