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Do you think this is a RAM issue?


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#1 Math Newbie

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:44 AM

So, I have come into the hands of a 7-8 year old PC that my dad was using.
I reformatted and did a clean install of Windows XP SP3.

It works fine except that it seems to restart with BSOD very oftenly when watching IPTV and other intensive programs...

I have attached a CPUZ system log and the mini dumps. < I think I should have kept the minidumps before I reformatted because it was around 150 MB... Though I can only upload 512k, and would therefore need to place it on a file sharing site.

Lots of the dumps point to memory corruption.
However, I'm not sure if anything in the PC is even worth fixing.

Do you think the best method is just to rebuild the whole computer from scratch and keep this one as a spare?

I've moved the RAM from slot 1 to 2 and 3; It is currently in slot 2... The same problems still exist...

I have also checked the capacitors on the motherboard, they do not seem to be bulging or leaking fluid unlike other systems I have seen with this similar issue...

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:49 AM

You may want to review those .dmp files, with one of the following sets of procedures/tools:

Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/

BlueScreenView - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

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