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Blue screens and random restarts

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  1. elim

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    Hi

    i have a fairly old windows xp comp which has been runnning for a number of years, recently its started to recieve various blue screens such as IRQL Not Less or Equel, and also randomly restarts.

    Im guessing this is a memory error? the ram is 256mb pc1330, im thinking of buying a newer module and testing it.
     
  2. Megabite

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    If you have any Minidumps then post them...you will have to click on Go Advanced and then Manage attachments in your post on this site to post them

    You will find them at C:\WINDOWS\Minidump

    Compress them either Zip or Rar and post them
     
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    Do you mean PC-133 maybe? Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
     
  4. elim

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    see below

    heres an everest report i compiled if thats ok & yes pc-133 i ment

    http://www.bt09.co.cc/Report.htm
     
  5. elim

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    it was a custom built pc

    and ive got access to the minidump files.

    attached
     

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    tested it earlier today with memtest and a whole load of errors came up, i stopped halfway through.
     
  8. elim

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    what do you suggest i do now?
     
  9. Megabite

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    Thought you found out it was the memory that was the problem?
     
  10. elim

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    thats what im assuming

    seeing as my motherboard takes sdram as well as DDR, would it be safe to get pc2100 memory for my motherboard?

    specs are

    # Supports up to 1 GB SDRAM (PC100/133)
    # Supports up to 2 GB DDR RAM (DDR200/266)
     
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    Well seems to support it
     
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