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  I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP) 
 
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Alexander Feb 14, 2006, 12:51pm EST Report Abuse


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Afrow UK Feb 14, 2006, 02:32pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
Tried taking your RAM out and checking for dust on the contacts?
I had it and after putting the RAM back in I haven't had a single BSOD since.

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ultma 076 Feb 14, 2006, 02:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
fully sound like your ram is it oc too high or too tight timming try memtest loop test5
then prime95 in windows priority 10

or just decrease the speed and increase the timmings

do you have enough fans

is your memory cheap and nasty is it compatable

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Alexander Feb 15, 2006, 06:01am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
I did a memtest with memtest86, I only let it run for about 1h45m but I think that was enough.
It did a series of test 1-8 and during test 5 (is that loop 5??) I got errors.

it looked like this
tst Pass fail addgress good bad Err-bits
5 0 0000e6a9da8 -230.5MB efffffff fffffff 10000000
5 0 asdf 246.5MB
5 2 asdf -555MB
5 2 asdf -571MB
5 2 adf -963MB
5 2 asdf -976MB

Is that all the info I need to determine that my memory sticks are bad? I have 2x (DD512-400) 512MB, PC3200/400MHz DDRAM can I draw the conclusion that both are bad and needs to be replaced?

Thanks!

/Alexander

Matt D. Feb 15, 2006, 10:09am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
I would take some compressed air and blow out the memory slots while the memory is out. Either a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol or a pencil eraser and clean the memory contacts. Run your system and the memory test with one chip at a time to try to isolate which one may be bad if not both - I would lean towards only one being bad, but you never know. If both check out individually, run them together and test again. Hopefully you will find there was some dust or debris or bad connection and all will run well now. Or you will isolate your faulty memory chip.

El Feb 15, 2006, 11:14am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
Most likely one of those memory sticks is bad. Run the memtest with only one stick installed and then run the test with the other. You'll probably get those errors on one and not the other and that's the one that's bad. And trust me if memtest86 says it's bad, it's bad. I had bsod's for a while, so random and so frustrating, then I learned how common it is to get a bad stick of ram. good luck.

Alexander Feb 16, 2006, 03:23am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)

TamTheBam Feb 17, 2006, 02:28am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I get BSoD everyday!! Please help (ASUS motherboard and WinXP)
Haha!

You are supposed to use 1 & 3 if you have 2 RAM sticks! Did you have them in 1 & 2 slots? If so, then that's why you prob getting thoise probs. Read your MoBo manual. That'll explain where to put 1 stick of ram and 2 sticks of ram, and so on...

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