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BSOD Memory Management, but only at low load

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by siln, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. siln

    siln Thread Starter

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    A squirrely issue seems to have come along with my new build. I am moderately adept at building my own PC by now, but by no means an expert, and I don't tend to mess around in the BIOS much, or do much overclocking.

    I've been getting blue screens on a fairly regular basis, usually with the "Memory management" error. The odd thing is that in all cases except once, they occurred while I wasn't doing very much. Web browsing, or idling usually. In fact, I've actually started running an MMO most of the time my PC is on to prevent the blue-screens, and this has been head-scratchingly effective for a week now. No blue-screens while a 3d game is running, and my PC is kept busy.

    I've run Win7's memory testing program, as well as 2 passes with memtest+ on my RAM without any errors, though again, I'm a novice with both programs. I'm attaching some of my recent crash info from my dump folder for more savvy folks than I to have a look at if you're so inclined.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Some specs:
    Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
    Intel i7 920
    ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard
    G.SKILL (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W
    XFX ATI Raedon 4790
     

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  2. lunarlander

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    You need to run memtest overnight, memory problems don't always reveal themselves in 1 or 2 passes.
     
  3. siln

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    Okay, no experience with memtest+, so I didn't know I'd need more passes. Just thought maybe someone would hear about the odd situations that it BSODs in and maybe recognize the problem.

    I'll try more memtest passes. Good news is if that's the problem, gskill's pretty good about replacing.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Win7, 64 bit version especially, is very picky about precisely matched ram and you may see issues even when common memory checks are passed.

    The variety of errors here almost certainly points to a hardware fault -- if not ram then overheating.

    You might try seeing if you can replicate the error testing with just one module at a time installed.
     
  5. siln

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    Some good info here, thanks very much for the advice. We'll see how it goes over the next few days with some of the above suggestions. Hopefully I can at least narrow it down to a RAM issue.

    Heat seems unlikely since I'm at my most stable when gaming, but just in case, what's a good monitoring program for Win7 64? I understand that some of them don't play nice with the OS, and will give suspect readings.
     
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