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#1 Box In A Bag

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

So here's the deal, since everyone at my work plays WoW (a bunch of 20-40 year old men all with level 70's) I decided to get back into it, I played for a while a long time ago, before Burning Crusade came out, and got a lvl 27 Orcish Rogue. But now that Wrath of the Lich King came out, I decided to start fresh. I do not have Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King installed btw.

So during gameplay, I will get random crashes, some leading to BSOD, some just causing WoW to crash. I have ran Memtest and got absolutely terrifying results, I couldnt even get 5% done after 15 minutes.... nothing but errors, but I guess thats what I get when I buy 2 gigs of non name brand cheap ram from the Base Exchange. Other than that, my computer is in great shape, so is it possible that these crashes are caused from bad ram? I know the memory has caused BSOD in other situations, but WoW does it really bad. Let me know what you all think, I will be replacing it anyway, but just out of curiosity I would like to know if the ram could cause such a aggravating situation

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:22 AM

Insufficient can cause this type of problem.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

If you are running this on a laptop that is plugged in, you might be overheating your computer, that's waht happens on mine, if poosible create a new power shceme to reduce system temperature or just unplug it to tone down the performance and get the temp down, or if your running it on desktop, I have no clue... If what you are saying is causing WoW to crash then go buy some new ram or try reformatting your hard drive.
If I'm posting, I probably have something horribly wrong with my computer, there's no obvious explanation for it, that's just the way it is.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:52 PM

It ended up being the motherboard, it has a built in wall that does not allow the CPU to be overclocked passed a specific amount (415-417 MHz), so with that maxed out it ended up causing problems, the cpu itself has successful stories of being overclocked up to 4.2 GHz, it is 3.0GHz stock.
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