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    Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Just recently I've been getting the odd memory dump and restart on my main rig (see my system)... It generally happens whilst playing games, Assassins Creed in fact. Normally I would be very worried but it doesn't very often.

    any ideas? I'm guessing either RAM or GPU is to blame.

    Any apps people can recommend to find the root of the problem?

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Does it mainly happen on warmer days? Overheating issue?

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    I think that is most likely the case although the CPU seems to stay nice and cool (has an arctic cooling freezer pro), under load or if I alt tab out of games I've not seen it creep any higher than 26 degrees (and its in a warm south facing room) but I should verify that with cpu-z or the like. I'm not sure how accurate the Abit monitor is. If I can work out exactly what is over heating then perhaps I can make some case adjustments (antec 900). (apologies if I'm being very vague I don't feel quite awake this afternoon, big lunch).

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Stick Orthos on the RAM, then CPU (not both at once though). Since you have a Quad, make sure you use 2 sessions and set the affinity to load all 4 cores at once. Use Coretemp to obtain more realistic CPU temperature readings, the Abit one is likely to be way off. My Abit QuadGT would report CPU temps up to 51C when Coretemp would show 60C+. If Orthos lasts 3+ hrs then the problem is probably your GFX card (or maybe the PSU).

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Cheers, will give that a go later.

    If there are any hardware faults then its covered, manufacturers warranties stand and its still covered by yoyotechs return to base 1 year warranty to.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    I would suspect RAM unless the BSOD gave any clue. Have you prevented automatic reboot? If so then you could post what the error message is.

    Is the RAM at stock voltage or have you changed the BIOS to 2.1v (I think that's right for your RAM)?

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    any ideas? I'm guessing either RAM or GPU is to blame.
    + drivers.

    Untick automatically restart on system error and write down the BSOD error. If it's anything like NV4DISP.DLL it's your graphics card drivers or GPU overclock.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Occasional BSODs and memory dumps have the 'too high overclock' factor as a big possible.
    (Thats the only time i have had them anyways )

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    The program is linked here:

    Dump Data collection tool and instructions - Windows BBS

    It's a good un, I use it myself a lot.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Occasional BSODs and memory dumps have the 'too high overclock' factor as a big possible.
    (Thats the only time i have had them anyways )
    same here, alot of my past bsods were because of a over zealous overclock. try overclocking less and see if that helps

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Yeah Orthos is the best test for your RAM and CPU... if that can run for hours without fault your components are working fine.

    If that doesn't give you an answer as to what is causing the problem then an error code would be able to tell us what the problem is specifically.

    Hopefully its nothing major, maybe too much of an overclock or a driver problem.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Cheers guys, I'll give orthos a go tonight if I'm not going out.

    Most of my hardware is running a stock speeds, my gfx card is of the pre-overclocked variety though.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    I've created a gump log, just need to divide it up to fit a post/s

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    ............
    *******************************************************************************
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *
    *******************************************************************************

    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

    BugCheck 1000007E, {c000001d, 8054701e, b64cb804, b64cb500}

    *** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for nv4_disp.dll -
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    Followup: memory_corruption
    ---------

    The summary should be enough...

    GFX card by the looks, pretty sure heat is the culprit... since I ramped the fans up its not done it again and I had a clean 2- 3 hours of assassins creed running earlier.

    Any suggestions as to how I can stop this from happening in future... perhaps the stock cooler isn't quite up to the task or something? any suggestioned gratefully accpeted.

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Get a refund, and get a new more power efficient GPU in July.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Occasional memory dump and BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Get a refund, and get a new more power efficient GPU in July.
    Not a bad idea, it is still under warranty (2 warranties, yoyotech's and the manufacturers).

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