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BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

Q: BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

Preferred Solution: BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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Hi I have recently purchased inspiron 5567 laptop and I think I would need to add more RAM to it.
in India I don't find anywhere on the Dell official site, an option to purchase a memory module.
So I wanted to know from where I can purchase a compatible RAM for Inspiron 5567? (do I have to look for any specific brand for memory module?)
Is it okay to purchase from a local computer store or from online store like Amazon or Flipkart?
Secondly, do I have to take my laptop to the service center to replace the module or I can replace it at my home itself?
If I replace it at my own, will it affect my laptop's warranty?

A:Upgrading Memory Module

It'll take up to 2X8G DDR4-19200 modules; yes, you can purchase the memory and install it yourself (simply requires removing the base cover).
Disconnect the battery and unplug the system before upgrading.

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From what I gather the bios needs to mention optane, otherwise this computer has all the requirements.

A:Nothing in BIOS that mentions installing optane memory module

I kinda' figured that, but I didn't think anything could make a change to the bios. FYI I did download the latest firmware for it (there is a new urgent one in the Dell downloads site).

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Hi I recently built a system, bought all the parts on newegg, put it all together, and everything starts up fine, seems really smooth. Unfortunately when I try to install vista, it BSOD's on me before I can even get to any startup screen. It goes to the windows loading files part, then on the next teal blue screen it bsod's. I bought a new sound system along with all the other components and it included a sub that warns to keep it away from PC's etc. Unfortunately they put the boxes right next to each other outside my door, is there any chance it could have fried both my HD's? I've tried everything I can think of, installing with just 1 HD (tried both), tried with 1 stick of ram (tried both), I just can't think of what else it could be. I'm pretty sure everything is compatible or else I wouldn't even get this far, but I'll list my system.

Also tried to install windows xp as a last resort, I get a bsod during installation on that (right at the end, finalizing installation step) and eventually I even got it installed, but then it bsod right at the end. When I restarted I even got to a mainscreen kinda, where it told me it was changing my resolution, it changed it then I got an error about Windows media player. Tried repairing the install and it said couldn't copy file wmp.dll along with about 30 other files. I'm just at a loss and really frustrated here. Anyway, here is the system.

GeIL EVO ONE 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop ... Read more

A:BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

Hi -

I am concerned about the formatting of the drive(s).

Re-format the HDD with KillDisk then try the Vista installation again. Leave XP out of this for now.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Be sure to change the BIOS firing order so the DVD is 1st.

If you get another BSOD, get at least the 1st 2 sets of numbers. Any digits to the right of the "0x" that are zeroes are assumed. So, if the code is

0x0000008e -- this is equal to 0x8e or 8e

Try to get the "8e" or whatever the number is from the 1st and 2nd set of numbers of the bugcheck

Regards. . .



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I believe the error was
x0000000007 (x00000000000,x000000000,x0000000000,x0000000000)

(the x's might be at the end of the numbers I can't remember).

I have a strong feeling the memory is to blame because it has crashes twice during prime95 testings (using torture test that heavily uses memory). It has also crashed while simply browsing the internet, and also while completely idle.

I am wondering if having 4GB of memory with windows xp pro (32-bit) would have anything to do with this. The BIOS properly reports 4096MB (4GB) of memory (I have memory remap on the NB enabled), but windows xp only reports 3.25GB.

The mushkin memory modules are NOT listed in my motherboard's memory manual as being 'verified' to work with the motherboard, but of course that doesn't mean that they shouldn't work

The memory I have is a pair of 2GB mushkin DDR800 modules. Here are the specifications below:

Brand mushkin
Model 996587
Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 5
Timing 5-4-4-12
Voltage 1.8V
Heat Spreader Yes

Here is the specs on the rest of the computer:
Thermaltake 750W PSU
Intel Q9550 Quad Core CPU (at stock speeds)
XIGMATEK rifle cpu cooler w/ 120mm fan
Asus Rampage Formula Motherboard
2x250GB Seagate Barricuda (7200rpm, 16mb cache) in RAID0
ATI HD4870 Video Card
Memory as listed above (at stocks settings).

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A:BSOD on brand newly built computer w/ 4GB memory

The mobo manual says it does not support memory made using 128MB chips which is what you have... so that may be the problem. Updating the BIOS may help (it would be nice if Asus website described exactly what the BIOS revisions do).

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One for all you "Experts"

Hey all, I'm new around here, and I joined because I have bad computer trouble, and maybe someone could identify my problem. The other day, I opened up my computer to put a stick of 512 Mb DDR Ram into it, and i found two 128 Mb DDR sticks already in there. So I took one of the 128 Mb Chips out, and put the 512 Mb in, mixing them up with each other. Anyways, when I turned on my computer to boot it up, it made a bunch of wierd noises, like beeps, so I turned it off fairly fast. I took out the 512 Mb and put back in the old 128 Mb stick. Now whenever I push the button for my computer to come on, It will only make a long beep, pause for a second, then keep making the beeps, over and over again, the screen does not light, the LED stays orange. If anyone could help, anything is appreciated, Thanks.

- Thread moved & title edited

A:Installing new memory module (One for all you "Experts")

Take out all the sticks of ram, and then out in the 128 and 512. Be sure to take all of them out first though, and they are pushed ALL the way down, it requires some force.

What I do is, line up the RAM with the slot, then just push down hard on the ram until the clips at the side automatically come up and clip the ram into place

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Hello, I seem to be having some blue screens after upgrading my memory on my pc. Right now i have 2 1 gig sticks of DDR2 PC6400 800MHZ memory in my computer. I bought 3 sticks of 2 gig memory. All have the same specs as the 1 gigs do. Here is the error that is coming up.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80002D00F92
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

I have uploaded the System health report and bsod dump report and here are links:
and here is 011812-42260-01.dmp and WER-72103-0.sysdata.xml

My system specs are:
amd socket am2+ processor
asus m3n78-vm motherboard
nvidia 9500 gt graphics card
almost 2 year old pc
Windows 7 home premium full retail 64 bit

A:BSOD crash after upgrading memory

Perfmon shows that your coprocessor driver isn't installed. Please visit the Asus website and install your chipset drivers and anything else that's related to your processor

Perfmon shows that you have excessive paging due to insufficient RAM. Was this report run before you upgraded the RAM? If not, then there's a problem with your RAM being recognized. Please reseat the RAM and run the perfmon /report again.

SP1 isn't installed. Please do the following:

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on Win7 systems due to the sptd.sys driver.
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit ... Read more

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*I am new and welcome positive education on forum etiquette.
I recently upgraded a Toshiba Satellite laptop to 2gb memory from 512. Both sticks are identical. They were purchased within the same package. I also installed Win 7 Prem on the HDD that was originally built with Vista Basic. Once in a while I get a BSOD. I downloaded the windbg, and to be honest got very lost on the symbols instructions. I ran a memory test as that seemed to be the only change. It did not find any errors. The Computer>System Properties reads the 2gb newly installed memory. However, when I go into the BIOS, it says System Memory 633 kb.
-My question is do I need to reset the BIOS when aftergrading the memory? I used the Grab All tool to capture the .dmp file. I have also attached my system info to my Seven Forum profile.
If you can kindly provide me some guidance I would greatly appreciate it. I have read the threads and did not come to a conclusion. Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD after upgrading memory from 512 to 2GB on laptop


Install Service pack 1.

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.17118.x86fre.win7_gdr.120830-0334
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41284, 341a001, 1ead, c0402000}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiLocateWsle+c1 )

Followup: MachineOwner
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Let us know the results. Also, dont you use any antivirus?

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Hey Expert's, Like the title/subject say my lenovo is BSoDing almost every day. So i will start from beginning, 2 years ago i bought my lenovo laptop z51-70 "gaming" laptop roughly 3 months ago i bought win 10 with geniune licence, my laptop got a little bit slow, becuase of my only 8gb ram's(i think), and after i started searching for 2x8 gb ram's first i bought the corsair brand, right after i put them in my lap top the BSoD started to mess with my nerves, code of the BSoD was "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT", i didnt do anything took them out and sent them back to the seller, i got my money back and bought again 2x8GB Kingston ram's, the same BSod  i searched on google and read a lot of forums, i updated every driver and BIOS, i removed the cmos baterry, also i did run all the test on lenovo pages(Lenovo Solution Center and Lenovo Diagnostics Tool Lite) no error, all passed with green 100%, after this everything run for almmost 1 day, and then i got another BSoD with the code "Page Fault In Nonpaged Area" on this new BSoD i did the part 2 and 3 on the video from here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-3128626/fix-windows-error-page-fault-nonpaged-area.html Please tell me what else can be done? I will get back if i will get a new BSoD afetr i did part 2 and 3 on the link above. P.S. in the time i did change the 2x8gb rams from corsair with the 2x8gb rams from kingston i used my original 2x4gb rams and worked 2 weeks wit... Read more

A:Lenovo Z51-70 BSoD after upgrading memory from 8gb to 16GB

Hey  I am back I just checked minidump in windows and i saw 2 dump files one on 20/10/2017 and one 21/10/2017 so BSoD still there what is to do? no one gives a reply

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I upgraded from Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7 Enterprise, installed the drivers of every device that needed one, including that of the nVidia GEForce 210 graphic card, which I downloaded from the nVidia official website. Then, I installed updates from Windows Update and some other needed programs, and in the end, GTA San Andreas and Off-Road Drive. Started playing GTA and after some seconds there is this BSDO and computer restarts. Tried it with Off-Road Drive, the same. I will attach the dump files created from the PC, but I think it is something related to the graphic card or graphic card driver, anyways, since it is annoying and I am bit confused, it would be of really great help if you guys could give me an idea.

A:BSOD at the beginning of games after upgrading to Windows 7 and installing updates

This is indeed graphics driver related. What are your complete system specs including power supply. Going from XP to windows 7 is not that easy. Your motherboard may not have the proper Windows 7 compatibility either

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So after buying my Y50-70 I wanted to change a few parts. The WLAN module because it doesnt support the 5GHz band, which is needed and the SSHD to a SSD for some of my more demanding usage. I've Read through the pdf on replacing parts and i would like to know which module to order that support dual band.From the pdf:12 WirelessLan_Intel, Intel 3160 1x1AC+BT PCIE NGFF WLAN 20200418 N12 WirelessLan_Intel, Intel 7260 2x2AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN V2 20200552 N12 WirelessLan_Non_Intel, Ltn NFA335 1x1BN+BT4.0 PCIE M.2 WLAN 20200558 N12 WirelessLan_Non_Intel, Cbt BCM43142 1x1BN+BT4.0 PCIE M.2 WLAN 20200557 N12 WirelessLan_Non_Intel, Cbt RTL8723BE 1x1BN+BT4.0 PCIE M.2 WLAN 20200570 NAnother part is the SSD upgrade. What would I need to get the recovery partition and the OEM Windows installation transferred to a new drive. And is there other factors to be aware of? 

A:Y50-70 Upgrading WLAN module and HDD

You have solved the problem with the choice wi fi module. What chose and how it works? Thanks 

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I have 100mbps fibre internet at home and since this laptop is equiped with Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter, i usually get 40-50mbps, which is not allowing me to fully utilize my internet speed due to the wifi n standard.So I was wondering if this model(d045tu) can be upgraded to a wifi ac WLAN module. And if so, which model is compatible? Thanks!! 

A:Upgrading WLAN module

Yes your laptop is very new so there is no problem with the HP whitelist which existed until about 3 years ago. You can install this alternate wi-fi card: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11 ac 22 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter 793840-005 You could actually install any wireless card of the right form factor but the Intel 7265ac alternate HP part is probably the best wireless adapter on the market in that form factor.  https://www.amazon.com/Intel-7265NGW-Wireless-Bluetooth-Interface/dp/B00TKO47XI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... The above part has a different HP Part number but is the same device. The actual 793840-005 part number is $60 through amazon.com and this one is $24.  Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 31 for "how-to". You have to remove the back cover. This does place the warranty in jeopardy. Post back with any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hello everyone, I have a HP Probook 6440b running Windows 10. It has a bluetooth module with the part# 537921-001 which is Bluetooth 2.1. Is it possible to upgrade it with HP ProBook 6475b's bluetooth module part# 655792-001 which is Bluetooth 4.0? I looked at both module's images and they look pretty much identical.. Is it going to work? thanks in advance 

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I have been thinking about upgrading the WLAN module in my laptop and would welcome any recommendations that you may have. The current module is the Realtek 87323BE. Ideally, the new module would have support for the 5GHZ band and 802.11ac. Thanks in advance for any recommendations! 

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Hi there! I have bought an HP Notebook 15-AC144ND. Now, this notebook came shipped with the Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless, which does not suit my needs (No 5Ghz or Bluetooth). So, I read in the service manual (LINK) , there is compatibility with the Intel 3165 AC module. Has anyone done this upgrade? Can anyone confirm me the machine will indeed work with this module without giving me a BIOS error? 

HP is love, HP is life

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Hi all, i recently bought some OCZ DDR to upgrade my machine a bit, i had a SAITEC 512MB DDR400 and bought 2 512MB OCZ DDR400 (all CL2.5) to add to it. the first new stick i got i put in and when i booted up i got a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD, with an ati file listed, so i reinstalled my gfx driver, which seemed to solve the problem. so my other stick arrives a few days later, put that in and the computer wont boot at all. i solved that by lowering the memory FSB to 266 (my motherboards cpu FSB is 333, and i have a 266 FSB athlon xp2200+ cpu).

however if i try to launch system mechanic 6, it just gives a BSOD, which it never with the SAITEC and the first OCZ stick. also i tried defragging last night and when i looked this morning defragger had closed itself so i checked the date of the latest .dmp, and it was 4am so i think it BSOD'ed in the night and rebooted.

if i put the 2 OCZ sticks in, it seems ok, if i put 1 OCZ and 1 SAITEC it seems ok, but if i put 1 in that third memory bank, it doesnt seem to like it, which makes me think i can only use DDR400 in the first 2 slots before having to lower the speed on the BIOS. so the obvious answer would be to either use 1 gig 400 or 1.5 gig at 266, however, now im getting a BSOD with system mechanic with either combo. iv searched up and down looking for a solution, any1 got any ideas?

iv attached the last 3 dmps, and my system spec is this:

MSI KT4V motherboard
2x OCZ DR400 CL2.5 512MB RAM
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A:BSOD after installing new memory

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Don`t mix speeds/brands/sizes of ram. It causes lots of problems.

See Tedsters ram sticky HERE.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

P.s I forgot to add. Your minidumps are crashing due to ram problems, but I guess you already know that.

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This problem has been driving me crazy for some time now and I can't find any solutions anywhere.

It is a new build and it runs fine with 2Gb of memory installed, but as soon as i insert a second memory stick it goes through BIOS and 2-5 seconds of the Windows Logo before a bluescreen flashes by and the screen goes black.
It will reboot and perform a Windows repair but with the same result.

Same thing happens if I install my graphics card.

Any help would be highly appreciated, since running on 2Gb of memory and on-board graphics isn't my plan


A:New build, BSOD when installing more than 2Gb of memory

Your post, itself, hints at the problem as do your reports

Run for 8 passes.
Then test each stick in a good slot for 6 passes.
If you have dual channel, the results may be incorrect, if shows pass.
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums

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Hi, so recently I upgraded my ram from 8 gb to 16. I've been getting some crashes after this and it only happens when im browsing never when im gaming.

My specs are:

Motherboard: P8P67 DELUXE ASusTEk
CPU: Intel (r) Core(TM) i5-2500k cpu @ 3.30 ghz
Memory: DDR 3 Vengenance LP
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 580
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
Sound: Nvdia High Def Audio * 2
Realtek High def Audi *1
Storage Devices: OCZ-Vertex 3 120gb SSD

If anyone needs additional details such as reports please tell me what to do, I'll be gladly to do it.



A:BSOD Memory Mismanagement after installing of new ram


Did you have problems before adding the ram?

Without the dump files we won't be able to say what's causing your system to BSOD. Follow instructions on the link below and post them.

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Because i am giving up trying to breng my Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1CZ wifi card model Intel wireless AC 3160 to work, i would ask you for help telling me which other intel wifi card model do work under windows 10 64bit.
And where can i order that? I live in the Netherlands.
Thank tou all in advance

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Hello, I've just recently purchased more memory for my computer and everything seemed to be working fine. Recently I've been getting 3B BSOD errors and just 5 minutes ago got one that was a 1E message. I've been trying to figure out why it was doing this, but when I look up the 3B message it says its a memory issue, I ran memtest all night and it ran 3 passes and received no errors so this cant be the issue, right?

I am running a x58 asus mobo, purchased last year. I just purchased 24 gb of corsair 1600 memory (this is the max my mobo can support).

I don't seem to have any other issues, the only thing I've been wondering about is if it might be a problem with my HDD but I don't see any other signs of hard drive damage or slow down.

my latest two (and only two) minidump files are attached.,

and here is the windows problem details from the 1e message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP2: FFFFF80003274142
BCP3: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD after installing new memory, but memtest comes back all passed?

Quote: Originally Posted by kynian

Hello, I've just recently purchased more memory for my computer and everything seemed to be working fine. Recently I've been getting 3B BSOD errors and just 5 minutes ago got one that was a 1E message. I've been trying to figure out why it was doing this, but when I look up the 3B message it says its a memory issue, I ran memtest all night and it ran 3 passes and received no errors so this cant be the issue, right?

I am running a x58 asus mobo, purchased last year. I just purchased 24 gb of corsair 1600 memory (this is the max my mobo can support).

I don't seem to have any other issues, the only thing I've been wondering about is if it might be a problem with my HDD but I don't see any other signs of hard drive damage or slow down.

my latest two (and only two) minidump files are attached.,

and here is the windows problem details from the 1e message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP2: FFFFF80003274142
BCP3: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
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I've just set up a brand new Dell XPS 8700 desktop.  All uneventful except the Dell (wired) mouse didn't work - no problem, I have several wireless ones and they do work <G>.  The Dell is now online via WiFi; I will connect it to the router by cable in due course (I am fussy about cable quality so will wait till the new ones arrive <G>).  I am typing this now on the new Dell.
This initially set up Windows 7 Professional.  It says that Win 8.1 Pro is built in, I take it that is the Anytime Upgrade mentioned in several places.  I intend in due course (that is, almost immediately) to proceed to Windows 10 (can't see any reason not to?).  Question arising, should or must I first upgrade to 8.1, and from there to 10?
On starting up, the Win 7 wanted a whole mess of updates - more than a hundred.  Those are all now downloaded and installed.  I have not yet installed any software, other than Google Chrome as default browser.
For most of the past two years I have been using a Dell laptop, running Windows 8.0, as my main computer.  I now want to move most of my "stuff" - bookmarks, E-mail (and the rest of MS Office 365) etc., over to the desktop machine.  The laptop will then start living as a laptop, going to meetings and so on.
This machine (like all Dells AFAIK) came with a one year subscription to McAfee Live Safe.  I will eventually want to replace the McAfee with Avast Internet Securit... Read more

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My owners manual for Dell 2400 series desktop calls for a PC2700(333-MHz)DDR SDRAM (non-ECC) Memory Module

Will a Kingston 512MB PC2700DDR (KVR333/512R, KVR33350/512R) Memory Module be OK?

I'm confused can some one help?

A:Memory Module

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Hi, i was just checking out a site that sells memory upgrades... http://www.comptick.com/cq-m266-1gb.html

I noticed that theyre selling 1 GB laptop memory for hp (it doesnt mention two 512mb sticks).
Im using a compaq m2000 laptop, is it possible to just buy a single 1GB memory stick to place into one slot or would i have to buy 2 x512mb? how many bytes can each slot hold?


A:1GB memory module?

The max ram for that model laptop is 1GB so the safest most reliable way to go would be to purchase 2x 512MB. read this page from 4allmemory.com
Good website for memory, I use it all the time.

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Dear Sirs,
I recently put together a system that consists of:

Motherboard - Soyo K7VTA VIA KT133 chipset 200 FSB
CPU - AMD Athlon Thunderbird 900 Mhz
Memory - 1 Micron 256 MB, PC133
Hard Drive - IBM 40 GB ATA 66 7200 RPM
OS - Windows 2000 SP 2
Video - Gigabyte Geoforce2 MX400 64MB

This system has been running fine and without incident until I recently purchased an addition memory module. The memory module is identified on the chips as, Siemens HYB39S256400T-8(B). It was advertised as 512 MB Unregistered, PC133. I installed the memory into the next available DIMM socket (3 onboard). When I rebooted the computer several things happened.

1.) The PC booted through BIOS where the memory was tested and recognized (786,432 total memory) them memory and began to load Windows and then suddenly rebooted. This occured over and over.
2.) After booting into BIOS setup (Memory was recognized in BIOS) I exited and when the machine rebooted I received a STOP error.
STOP error = The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification. 0x000000A5, 0X00000011, 0X00000007, 0XEB8680C0, 0X0100000C

I then removed the new memory module and the machine booted normally.

Can you please offer me some suggestions.

Thank You,
Kelly Rudnick
[email protected]

A:Memory Module from .........

What happens if you put just the new module in? Any problems (could be a bad module)? If not:
Do you know if the new memory is ECC or non-ECC? What about the original memory?
Also, do you know if the original memory is also unregistered/unbuffered as opposed to registered/buffered?
If they are of different types, they may not play well together.

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By looking at a stick of memory how can you tell how much RAM it is please?


A:memory module

There should be a sticker on the module giving the specifications.

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I have this laptop thats a bit old, I know it has a Pentium3 and 128mb ram. What I am trying to find out is the size,module of the ram? like if its PC100? or PC133? are there any programs out there that do this trick? thanks

A:memory module?

Make and model of the laptop would be useful. You can also go on sites like Kingston ,use their configurator and you will find exactly the memory you need.

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Hi Tech Guy,
Can you email me web URL's to buy a 1 GB Memory Module for a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 Genuiielntel ~2992 Mhz so I can upgrade my PC & OS ASAP

A:Where can i buy a 1GB Memory Module for my PC?

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I have an NEC memory module with the following markings on each of the two chips:4318160-70 and 9451AU600. the back of the board has the markings: P7460 and P10-04B74600.

Can someone please advise me as to the capacity of the module and whether or not it is parity.

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what is the difference in ecc and non ecc memory sticks and does it make a difference which one you can use in a dell optiplex 200. also does it make a difference if it is 40ns or 45ns? currently i have just 256mb and want to upgrage to 512mb. so i guess i need to know what is the correct sticks to buy that work with my dell. the stick in it now is 40ns.

A:memory module

Most desktop don't use ECC (Error Correction Code) Memory. However, this is a link to Dell with what they have available for sale for an Optiplex GX 200 if that's what you have. It is ECC memory. I looked at crucial.com, usually a good site to do a memory search and they didn't have anything listed, but suggested you might need "proprietary" memory.

Optiplex GX200

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Hi all,

So I'm upgrading my motherboard from an ASRock which has caused me nothing but problems since I got it to a MSI. They both are intel socket motherboards. My question is, how do I go about doing this? I would prefer to keep my files from my prior build but I have read that it is necessary that I reinstall my OS before I install my motherboard. I realize I can backup my PC's files and then reinstall them once I've installed the new motherboard but are there things that I should be mindful about while working on this process?

I have a lot of specific questions about this process. So maybe a step by step instruction or something like that would be a good place to start and I can see if I have questions from there.


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I am trying to reformat a friends computer. It is a real mess, so I do not want to clean it out. But when I try to run the xp-setup, it gives me a bsod with different messages, all including setupdd.sys. I can boot normally, setup loads files, I am asked what I want to do, press enter to setup, accept license agreement. When it asks me where I want to set up windwos, partitions etc, it show 4 unknown devices with unknown size, no harddisk, no partitions, after that, whatever I do, a bsod.
I googled this up and it seems to have to do with bad ram. My computer shows all disks and partitions without problems, so I figure it is not a hardware problem, but malware, preventing me from formatting/re-installing windows xp.
The problem is, that all works fine, ram test is fine. I ran several antimalware tools and mbam gave me one time (not the first scan) an infected memory module with a win32 trojan. It said delete on reboot, I rebooted and reran the scan and now it says the same. Sorry, I did not include the log, but I am afraid to use my usb-stick to copy the log, after what I was on that PC, I became a little paranoid.
Malwarebytes, run in normal mode, quick scan, reports memory module infecten with trojan downloader, c:\wiindows\system32\wmimgr32.dll and the file c:\windows\system32\wmimgr32.dll.
When I run the scan in safemode, it does not detect a thing.

I appreciate any help!!

A:Memory module infected

In time I also ran dr. Web, some 2000 infected files with win32.hllp.neshta and win32.sector.204800, file infectors, very nasty, but apparently cured. I ran windows memory test, no errors found. I ran also checkdisk, inclusive surface scan and it found some problems (as a result of file intection?). The problem still remains, I start windows setup, it still does not recognize any partitioned/unpartitioned space (I checked in my computer, 50 Gb partitioned and 100 Gb unpartitioned) and after any choice I make there (create, delete, setup) a bsod.

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I went to the Gateway site and found they recommend the following memory upgrade.

Infineon 512 MB PC2-4200 533 MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM

When I place this in the search engine for Newegg, it comes up with nothing. I want to add 1 GB of memory. My computer is a Gateway GT5220.

According to the site I have 4 memory slots, 2 free (512+512+0+0)

With the information above, can you tell me what I need to look for online to order the correct memory for my computer?

A:Solved: What memory module do I need

Here you go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...080+1052408147+1052308476&name=1GB+(2+x+512MB)

Kingston, Corsair and Crucial are all good brands.

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i just installed a Kingston 64MB PC100 in the next slot to the one already holding a 64MB PC100...... restarted...... no monitor..... black....... took the emodule out again... rebooted....... everything back to normal.... what is going on? Did I miss something? What else do you have to do besides insert the memory into the slot and make sure it's seated and the claps are closed? The Ram is new.

A:New Memory Module = Problems

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I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

A:Memory module size

Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog

I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

The size of the module shouldn't matter as long as they are exactly the same specs. If you think the heap problem is caused by memory download and run memtestx86 for several hours at least.

You can also check in event viewer (type event vwr in search) for log entries. Go to windows logs>application tab (and system)and look for errors (red in the left hand colum) relating to the problem. When found note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us

Let us know if you need help

Ken J+

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my laptop is not starting and caplock key is blinking 3times between a pause it means it has a memory failure. I'm using original memory, tell me how to reseat my device.

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Hello Windows Vista Forums,

I would like to upgrade my Random Access Memory (RAM). I am thinking to put 2GB RAM cards into my machine. I have a small problem though. I don't know what type of memory my I should put into my machine. I own a Alienware Area 51 7500. Here are the system specs:

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
OS Vista Ultimate x64
CPU Area 51 7500
Motherboard MB-EVGA122CKNF68B1
Memory 8GB ElPIDA DDR2 PC2-6400 U-DIMM 800MHZ
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Sound Card EAX3
Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 23" GAMERS CHOICE
Screen Resolution Primary 1680 X 1050, Secondary 1920 X 1080
Hard Drives ST3250410AS
Model: ST3250410AS
Size: 250GB
PSU CoolerMaster 1000
Case Alienware Black Head Chasis
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
Keyboard Alienware M51 Standard Keyboard
Mouse Alienware M5 Standard Size Mouse
Internet Speed 54.0 MBPS
Other Info Bought in October of 2007 from Alienware.

If anyone can reccomend a type of RAM for machine and where to purchase for a good reliable price, that would be fantastic! All help is appreciated! Thanks!


A:RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Pretty sure you'll be good with 240 pin DDR2 modules. Best to install in pairs, so keep that in mind. While newegg isn't guaranteed to give you the best price, they've always been reliable wherever I am in the world when it comes to shipping.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Those are the modules for your board sorted by rating. I personally have Mushkin brand in my tower, but I'm not partial to any brand. Check out the reviews. Maybe someone else here has the same mobo as you and can offer some first hand experience on what you should get. Good luck.

Also for future reference


You can go there and find the proper ram size/timings and then use that info to do a search on newegg or your favorite shopping site.

According to them here's the ram you need (http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...AREA-51%207500)

Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300

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Hey there,
I checked to c what memory would b suitable for my laptop ( HP Compaq nx6110 ), and it seems i need DDR PC2700..
I was wondering if it matters if i use PC2700,2100 or some other ...
Does anyone know if my system would function with any of the other PC speeds?



A:Memory Module question

Usually, faster speeds are OK (it will just run at the motherboard speed or the speed of any other RAM module also installed, whichever is the slower)

But if you install slower RAM (2100) then all RAM, including any original module that may be faster will run at the slower speed.

I have not experienced issues using faster RAM, but very rarely timing issues may arise and it will fail to work. But it's rare.

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I'm currently running my system on a puny (it seems) 512 MB of DDR SDRAM (2 sticks of 256).
However, I've just bought 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM 1 stick 400mhz to upgrade it & have heard a horror story from a friend that this won't work as I need to buy 2 matching sticks of the same memory for it to work.
Is this true?

A:Memory module query

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Hi Guys,
Thought i'de upgrade my 2 half gig ddr 266 memory sticks, too
2 one gig ddr 266 memory sticks.
when i installed the sticks the system soon started rapid bleeping, and the moniter display the no video input message. I reinstalled the old memory, back to normal. Any ideas would be appreciated.
All the best.

A:Memory Module Issues

What is the make and model of the new memory?

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When I checked my computer screen this morning it was stuck on Reset 2%. After shutting down, my system will not start, just displays hp with very slow blink. I was able to run a system check and received a failure ID: RGFX3F-78387E-QFFV61-402G03. MEMORY MODULE FAILURE. Oh, what to do, can anyone help?

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Memory Test FailedFaiure ID: 90931T 64P84A QFPK1G 407K03Product ID: A5F74AV Memory Module Hi, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my laptop and see what I need to fiix or replace. When you try and boot it, it goes in circles trying to do the "Preparing Automatc Repair" but it always fails and says the PC did not start correctly. Upon hitting restart the process repeats. Ocassionally ading the step of diagnosing PC but nothing else happens.  I am unable to get passed the booting process. Any help or advice would be great!

A:A5F74AV Memory Module

You have a dv6t-7000 model and you have a bad memory module. This is a little fuzzy but watchable. See at 2:50 into the video how there are 2 modules. Try each module by itself in each slot and see if you can boot the machine and also run the test. That should isolate the bad memory module and all you would need to do is replace it. Will also diagnose if a slot is bad if modules work in one slot but neither works in the other slot.  Post back your fuindings and we can go from there.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnw3lnSMXEg

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hi everyone wondering if anyone can help me please,i have ran malwarebytes and it has picked up two virus and says will delete on reboot but they wont go away it makes my computer bleep now and again and its definitely not running right,slow and keeps messing internet pages and desktop icons in toolbar area not present as to what they were before so on... well i dont want anything thats not supposed to be in there you know what i mean i ran avg and that has picked them up but still when i run malware it still finds the same two trojans and in the log file this is what it says...\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot. the second one is....\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. but like i say avg has done full scan and then malware keeps finding them and theyre still there... anyone help please??

A:memory module virus

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Helloes mates, ive got the following problem thats been annoying me for the last couple days.

I just bought brand new computer parts and im trying to get them to work together.
Ive gotten to a point where motherboard displays an error "C1" continuously(this motherboard has a small led display that shows error messages). Even tried resettin CMOS, changing places of memory modules, only using one module etc. but i still can't get it to work.
Also the memory modules seem to generate alot of heat during that time that motherboard is stuck at C1 phase. I haven't had the balls to keep it going for more than 5 minutes since at that point memory modules heat build-up seems to be too much.

Motherboards manual says for C1 code that:
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and EEC
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Motherboard: Abit AB9 Pro Intel 965 LGA775 ATX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2,40Ghz, Socket 775, FSB 1066, 4MB Cache
Power: Nexus NX-4090 400W ATX
Video card: Club 3D 8600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E DUAL-DVI TV
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 2x1GB DDR2 800Mhz kit

A:Memory module/processor?

POST error C1 indicates RAM refresh has failed.

Try the RAM in another bank or try a diff module. Check to make sure the banks are clear and free of obstructions.

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memory module not functional led blinks three times tried other rams still not bootingwifi f12 button blinks simultenuoslyhow to repair

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Sorry I am dim, but I can't figure out if the memory I have will work with the mobo i have.

mobo: Asus A7V400-MX
(from the supoprt manual: supports up to 2GB unbuffered PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM)

Memory: 1 x 512 DDR 400 PC3200 UDIMM made by elixir.

I know the 'PC' numbers don't match, but i was assured twice by the tech guy that the memory is backwards-compatible with the mobo specs.

Unfortunately I am having problems with the new mobo, which may be due to the new memory, I'm not sure!!

The full problem I'll describe if I get past this issue. Don't want to bore you with it all stright up at first.


A:Does this memory module fit this mobo?

Yes it should work. It will just run at most 2700 (333MHz) or slower
instead of 3200 (400MHz), depending on the CPU FSB and your settings.

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Folks, I am attempting to install an additional 16 GB of RAM in my P52 20M9 laptop. It has 4 slots - 2 underneath the keyboard and 2 under the base. How are the slots numbered? I want to install the memory so that I am able to take full advantage of the performance. Dual-Channel - Dual Parity (not sure of terminology) Does it get installed similar to desktops - slots 1 and slots 3  Slots 1 and 2 ? What is the correct order and is there a document or diagram that describes it? Thanks.  

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