Just to be 100% sure and satisfy myself I installed the module correctly, I'm running Memtest86 again. I always have a tendency to doubt myself at times like these. Though I do not know to what extent it might affect it, I may have hit the gold connectors with a finger while placing it in (I heard any spot of oil could affect it).
I took out the module HP preinstalled, reseated the module I self installed after gently cleaning it.
I did notice before even taking it out that it was seated strangely compared to the other one.. Some of the gold connectors were showing a bit, while the one HP installed showed none. When I reseated it, nothing was showing. It seemed to 'click' a little better than I remembered when I first installed it.
It was my first experiencing installing RAM, period.
I'm going to let it run for awhile to see if it detects anything.Am I grasping at straws here
by not skipping ahead to further troubleshooting.. or is there the slightest chance the above could
What I HAVE noticed lately, is once I disabled the Automatic Reboot option, I started browsing just to try and notice exactly when the errors seem to occur. It looks like whenever I'm running a heavy program (such as WoW and then quickly tabbing to Firefox or a messenger at the same time) the error pops up. It's always the same one, win32k.sys page_fault. If the laptop is left alone, or even coming out of standby etc, nothing happens. It only looks like I get a BSOD when I start opening multiple programs at once.. or trying to load something intensive on a page.
At 5:47pm last night I received the BSOD error. At 11pm I received another one. Just to clarify, those two dates were before I reseated the module and began testing.. I'll let you know the results if any and go from there.Edit:
Something else I noticed. I tried reinstalling graphic card drivers, but whenever I uninstall the original, on reboot I would get the Automatic Hardware Detection Wizard. It would pop up an icon in my system tray, as if I had plugged in a USB device. There is NO cancel option. I've tried numerous things, different methods of uninstalling, including DriverHeaven's tool and still no use. It still detects it on every reboot. Eventually I gave up and installed the drivers over it. Again, could THIS be the issue?.
Edited by Jitsun, 15 October 2007 - 04:24 PM.