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Random BSOD's :-? ... minidumps attached

By rohanps ยท 4 replies
Aug 29, 2007
  1. hey guys,
    I know this topic has been addressed in this forum before but after reading all of them, I still can't quite figure out what exactly is causing this abrupt crashing and BSOD again and again.

    A little background :>>

    Date: 08/29/07
    Operating system: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 build 2600
    Number of CPUs: 1 (2 Core(s)/CPU, 1 Logical(s)/Core)
    CPU manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    CPU type: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
    CPU features: MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 DEP PAE
    CPU1 speed: 3003.0 MHz
    CPU L2 Cache: 2 MB
    RAM: 2047 MB
    Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (Resolution: 1680x1050x32)
    Disk drive: Model SAMSUNG HD501LJ (Size: 465.8GB)
    Disk drive: Model ST3320620AS (Size: 298.1GB)
    Disk drive: Model WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 (Size: 232.9GB)
    Disk drive: Model WDC WD800JD-08MSA1 (Size: 74.5GB)
    Optical drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A
    Optical drive: SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621


    Things i've already tried with no results:
    1) moved the DIMM to a different slot
    2) underclocked the RAM
    3) set CPU and other parts to default FSB's

    well....I don't have any experience reading dump files, so i've attached them so whoever does know how to analyze that stuff, please do and lemme know if you can figure out anything. MUCH APPRECIATED!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your minidumps point to faulty ram as the culprit.

    tets your ram as per the instructions HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. rohanps

    rohanps TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well...I ran MemTest86+ 1.70 and looks like the RAM (i only have 1 DIMM) passed 3 times...any other thoughts? :-/
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    run it at least 7 passes, I have seen ram pass for 5 passes and then fall apart on the 6&7 pass.

    wishing luck as this may take a while but the mem is very logical.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    IMAGE_NAME: hardware

    IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption
    FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption
    STACK_COMMAND: .cxr ffffffffa81f33ec ; kb

    Some faulty ram can pass Memtest86+, in that case, you will need to try another stick of ram.

    Regards Howard :)
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