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Random Reboots (BSODs) Every Few Weeks

By MarQu1s
Jul 31, 2008
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  1. There really isn't a lot I can explain, because these restarts (and BSODs I guess) happen always when I am away from the computer. It does seem to happen when I go to sleep and leave the PC for hours at a time though. As you can see by the dates on the minidumps I've posted, it has been happening with more frequency lately.

    I hope someone can provide me with some useful information on why this is happening. Of course, I am more than willing to provide more information if necessary.

    Thanks,
    Marcus
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 Newcomer, in training Posts: 638

    Your first 4 MiniDumps have 0x8E errors and the last is a 0x50.
    0x8E errors are general hardware errors and the 0x50 error helps because that indicates a Memory Error be it L2 Cache (CPU), RAM or Video RAM. Try running Memtest86
    Instructions
    Download the pre-built version of Memtest86 (Link Below) and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) after this boot off the CD and start the test going and let it run for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 Passes) or Overnight which is best.

    Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
    ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

    And post back with the results
  3. MarQu1s

    MarQu1s Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the informative response, will post back with the results.
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