Random BSOD's and reboots

By dmarkow2
Oct 3, 2005
  1. I've been getting random reboots and BSOD's the last couple weeks.

    At first, I thought it was my under-rated power supply, so I replaced it with a brand new ThermalTake 480W PSU. The problem didn't go away. I tested both my sticks of memory under the Windows Memory Diagnostic and MemTest86+, which it passed perfectly under each.

    When I try to run the Prime95 Torture test, I get rounding errors (result was .4, expected .5).

    I've also tried reinstalling WinXP pro, but nothing seems to get rid of the problem.

    The system is an AMD64 3800+ on a Giga-byte GA-K8NSNXP-939 with 1G Corsair 3200XMS RAM.

    I've attached my 5 most recent minidumps, hopefully someone will have some insight as to why this problem is happening. Could it by my CPU or motherboard??

  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi Dmarkow2,

    I've investigated your minidumps and I believe that it is faulty ram.

    You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty can pass memtest.

    1. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot
    2. Downclock the ram
    3. Clean the inside the computer case
    4. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
    1. Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.
    2. If you have only one memory stick, replace the ram
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