I am wondering how you knew what kind of memory I had when I had not posted any of that information.
The WinDbg output on running the minidumps provides a lot of information. You might wish to take a look at the output I got running the most recent minidump. See the Spoiler below.
You said in your first post: "I have checked my ram with memtest"
- Did you test each stick individually?
- Did you test each stick for a minimum of 24 hours?
- Did you use memtest86+ ?
Before considering the possibility that the problem might lie elsewhere, I think we should rule out the RAM with as much certainty as possible. I noticed that you seem to be avoiding the first slot (the slot closest to the CPU) when installing the RAM sticks. Is there any reason for you doing that? Normally it is suggested that you use the first slot as a preference when running or testing a single stick of RAM. I will ask that you use the first slot for all your testing. I will include my instructions for running memtest86+ below.
Memory needs to be tested outside of Windows, so memtest86+
is run from a bootable CD.
To make a bootable CD with memtest86+
- Extract the downloaded zip file:
- In Windows XP, right-click on the zip file and choose Extract all.
The contents of the zip file (the .ISO image file) will be extracted to a folder in the same location as your zip file.
- Burn the .ISO image to CD: If you do not already have a suitable burning program for writing .ISO images to disc ...
- Download and install ImgBurn.
- Ensure that you UN-check the box agreeing to install the Ask toolbar during the installation.
- Place a new (blank) CD disc in the drive tray.
- Choose Write image file to disc.
- Under Source, click on the Browse button: Navigate to and select the .ISO file that you wish to burn.
- Place a check-mark in the box beside Verify.
- When the CD has been burned and verified as successful, it will be bootable.
Boot from the newly created CD.
- You may need to configure BIOS or the Boot Menu to boot first from the CD.
- memtest86+ will begin running automatically: You need do nothing else at this time.
- Allow memtest86+ to run un-interrupted.
See the screenshots in this informative link: Diagnose with Memtest86+
There MUST be NO
- If you see an error, stop the test.
- Then proceed to test each stick of RAM separately to sort the good from the bad.
test for some confidence in the result, should be 7 full passes
(each "pass" is a series of different types of tests), with NO
- Allow memtest86+ to run for 24 hours for maximum confidence in the test result.
memtest86+ will continue running until you stop it:
- Press the <ESCAPE> key to re-boot the computer, removing the memtest86+ CD.
===================WinDbg output: Mini022012-01.dmp
Edited by AustrAlien, 21 February 2012 - 05:26 PM.