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Windows 7 Crashes when more than 2GB of RAM installed

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#1 hardycore


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

This problem has been steadily getting worse. First games would crash, usually preceded by the sound cutting out and then crashing to desktop a few minutes later. I also get frequent BSODs, the latest minidump is attached.

Suspecting a video card issue(RADEON HD 7700), I updated video drivers, tried using my integrated graphics, and updated every other driver I could think of.

I took every stick of RAM out save one (was using 4 2GB sticks) and the issues stopped. I bought 2 new 4GB sticks compatible with my mobo and they are back with a vengeance. Dropping to 1 4GB stick does not help. Its all DD3 1333, and the BIOS is set to use that speed.

I also replaced my PSU for good measure (it was old anyway). My computer has great difficulty booting as well, a red LED comes on and it has to restart itself multiple times before it actually turns on.

What the heck is going on? I suspected a RAM issue, but with new ram and a motherboard that is only 4 months old I can't imagine whats going on. Most people with this issue seem to have a driver or RAM problem, but I can't figure out what to do.


Intel i5



Windows 7 x64

Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2013 - 05:27 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:07 AM



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Please verify whether one of your motherboard slot is faulty. Since you are not getting BSOD with only one module plugged, a faulty slot is my primary suspect. To check the slots, connect a known good module to the first slot and check the system. Then connect the same module to the second slot and repeat the test. Check whether you can find a specific slot to be faulty.

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