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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Enextee, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. Enextee

    Enextee Thread Starter

    Apr 6, 2010
    So a few weeks ago my computer started to have problems maintaining its RAM memory after having moved it from one spot to another (no idea why, though.) It had 8GB of ram to begin with, and now it's down to 4gb usable and 2gb unused (unusable?). I had to take one of the 2gb sticks of ram out because it would cause it to BSOD. But since only 4gb of the 6gb that are supposed to be used are being used, what could the problem be? I've narrowed it down that none of the RAM sticks are faulty (because I've rearranged them and the outcome is the same, but only when all 4 sticks are in is when the BSOD occurs).

    What I'm thinking is that this is a hardware error and I need to send it off to get it repaired. Am I right, or wrong?

    (I don't know if I need to specify the specs of my computer for this type of situation. I'm usually able to figure this type of stuff out by finding the answer from other forums, but I don't know exactly what's wrong.)

    Also, since it was a few weeks ago, the only BSOD message I remember is that it was dumping the memory and that it had a bad pool header. There were several other messages, though. That's the only one I remember.

    Thanks in advance!

    (Running Windows 7 64-bit version.)
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