BSOD issue on Vista (not a RAM issue) will try to include minidumps

andrew5237

TS Rookie
I have two computers, one of which I am typing this on, the other which is haveing BSOD problems. The BSOD after about 12 mintues of run time. which is why I am having troble getting the mini dumps on the computer. I have no idea what could have caused this but I am sure it is not a ram issue becuase I have checked both my 1 gb sticks and the both work fine. I have more mini-dumps however I can upload them due to space on forum.
 

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Route44

TechSpot Ambassador
Hi. not sure if you have resolved your issue yet but can you boot this computer into Safe Mode and if so does it remain stable or does it crash even in Safe Mode?

How old is your system? Have you installed any new software lately or have you either a) experienced an infection or b) ran a virus scan and if so what were the results?

What did you use the check your memory sticks?
 

andrew5237

TS Rookie
yes, it crashes in safe mode. i checked my memory stick by removing one and getting the comptuer to start. waiting for it to crash while watching the amount of cpu usage in the task manager. i did this for both sticks and both of them crashed after 12-13 minutes. on a side note the computer ran pretty well for only having half its usual RAM. my system is about 2-3 years old. the only new software i have installed is DoTa 2 and i can clarify that it is not a virus. when i whent to scan then computer Macafee couldnt becuase of avalible time and i also know that i did the reguler scan 2 days ago with no results showing up.
 

Route44

TechSpot Ambassador
I would say then that you need to run Memtest while both sticks are in your system. The good thing about this test is a) it is free and safe and b) it engages before Windows has a chance to load. Have you ever ran Memtest on your RAM before?