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What are these blue memory dump screens (pictures included)


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#1 randy265

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

About a month ago I got a blue screen indicating a "dump of physical memory." It was pointless because it was displayed for about 2 seconds and the machine restarted. I adjusted a setting (dont remember how) and was able to take pictures of 2 different instances of it (it has happened a total of 3 times now).

I also get computer freezes quite often, but 95% while playing media files. These messages I got while playing games. Is there a way I can look up what the specific codes mean? I have 160 gb drive, maybe 40% full. After I got the first blue screen I did update the bios to the newest version via flash drive (asus).

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:41 PM

You need to try to upload thos graphics as images, following the directions for attachments (just below the window you post in).

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:08 PM

Both errors are 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware issues and are particularly a strong indicator of corrupted memory. However, they can sometimes be due to faulty drivers.

In both Blue Screens they cite the driver nv4_mini.sys which is the Miniport driver for Nvidia based video adapters. It is essential for proper video rendering.

Update your Nvidia drivers.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:11 AM

I updated the driver a few weeks ago after the first error screen. When you say corrupted memory do you mean bad ram?
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:13 AM

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_corruption

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