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    BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    I have been reading threads / forums for a day straight, and I can still not find a way to help me determine why I am experiencing BSOD's..

    I personally suspect its the RAM...

    My computer never had any issues until I upgraded ram / psu / gpu & hdd... (around 4-5months ago)

    The ram was bought 2nd hand off ebay (I KNOW! )

    The error happens randomly, and has happened whilst browsing the internet..and happened whilst gaming.

    I cant find the minidump C:Windows/Minidump does not exist for me..
    I have also tried to get memtest to work, but cant seem to install it.

    Please, please, please help :-(

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    what the BSOD error, we cant help you wihtout that

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    It never gives me enough time to write it down...I know you can set the PC not to automatically restart, but I read somewhere that by not restarting it may severly damage the PC..

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    thats a load of tosh m8, follow the instruction on this link http://www.tweakxp.com/article36976.aspx

    its the 1st thing most of us do on a fresh install

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    download a copy of memtest86, burn the iso to a cd (use imgburn if you dont have software to do this), reboot, and sit back and see what happens

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Ok, I have unchecked the automatically restart box, what exactly am I to write down? (I guess I could take a photo of it)

    should the pc not be saving the error's in a log somwhere?

    It says my minidump is: %SystemRoot%\Minidump , however I cant find it anywhere

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    just take a photo, you need steven hawkings to read a minidump

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    just take a photo, you need steven hawkings to read a minidump
    Anyone have his number?

    Thanks for your help so far, I guess its a matter of just waiting...

    Streetster - Thanks for the info, I will go and buy a blank CD later today (cant believe I have none in house..)

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    In my experiance most random BSOD's are either solved by memory or PSU
    if the memory checks out as ok please post some system specs
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    also, whats the full system specs ?

    is this a homebuild ?

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Homebuild yes:

    AMD64 3200
    2GB Kingston PC3200 DDR
    CorsairVX 450W PSU
    500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB SATA HDD
    512MB 8800GT BFG OC2
    ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA Mobo

    Just Bluescreened again..ran for the camera..came back and it had restarted... the box is still unchecked.

    Go figure

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    have you cleaned all the crap out, it may be overheating and resetting ?

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Having just lost a mobo myeslf through summertime overheating...

    Check that all the fans are running up, and if the PC is guarenteed to reboot, open up the case and have a desk fan blasting into it. Run up the machine and see if it reboots on you.

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Quote Originally Posted by djglenn View Post
    Streetster - Thanks for the info, I will go and buy a blank CD later today (cant believe I have none in house..)
    no worries, you can burn it to a blank dvd if you have one of them, bit of a waste though

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    no worries, you can burn it to a blank dvd if you have one of them, bit of a waste though
    or an usb key
    http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=195

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    Re: BSOD....n00b in need of help..

    OK, ran memtest via a CD on bootup and it found no error's (took around 2hours to complete).

    Does this mean that the ram is clear?

    Next step...see if heat is causing the problem (my cables do appear untidy)

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