Physical memory dump BSOD (Win 7)

By bryan983
Jan 29, 2011
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  1. I know this has been posted a lot throughout the forum but I figure that its different in different computers depending on the specs, error codes, etc.

    I have been recieving a Physical memory dump "Blue screen of death" for a couple of days now periodically.

    My specs are as follows

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, build 7600)
    Manufactured by asus
    Intel core 2 duo 2.53 GHz
    6 gb ddr3 ram

    In C:\Windows\Minidump

    I have the files attached in .zip format

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

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

    1. Go to and download the latest ISO version 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; if you need furher help follow the instructions. 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. bryan983

    bryan983 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay I'll probably try it tommorow and post my results. Though, today I have been on it all day and no crash. So thats why I want to wait a bit longer. Thanks for your help.

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