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Old February 26, 2010, 03:23 PM
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My computer crashes or BSOD's (Blue screen of death) all the time, I only have 2GB of RAM but the thing is even when I leave it on and the only application running is utorrent it will still crash.

I don't know exactly why it's crashing. I'm using 64bit Windows ultimate. My full specs are beside my name. (Top right)
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Old February 26, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Whats the BSOD code, how old is the system, and is it overclocked?
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Old February 26, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Probably your memory
Next week that version of windows(rc7) will start shutting downing randomly so might as delete it or upgrade ^
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Old February 26, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Whats the BSOD code, how old is the system, and is it overclocked?
I'll try to write it down next time. Is there any way of stopping it from restarting so that I can see the error message? or should I just snap a picture?

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Probably your memory
Next week that version of windows(rc7) will start shutting downing randomly so might as delete it or upgrade
Sorry I forgot to update that, it's actually Windows 7 (the full version - not the RC)
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Old February 26, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Try running memtest, usually BSODs are just regular ram failure. Unless if it was under really specific circumstances then it's from other causes.
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Old February 26, 2010, 07:09 PM
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF88004772FD0
BCP2: 0000000000000001
BCP3: FFFFF80002C9400C
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\022610-15687-01.dmp
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29437-0.sysdata.xml

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This is what I got

and I'm going to try memtest out soon
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:46 PM
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**Update**

Ran memtest with out problems. It passed it 100%.... Maybe I just need more RAM?
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No, more ram will not stop it from crashing.
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Try setting the Power Scheme to High Performance? And maybe also go into your BIOS and disable Intel SpeedStep and C1E.

Not sure if that'll fix it, but it's worth a shot.
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Why are you using 64 bit Windows with only 2GB of RAM?

Maybe Windows is allocating larger pages of virtual memory on your hard drive, and your hard drive has problems.

It's a shot in the dark, but try doing a full surface scan of your hard disk.

BSOD can also be caused by buggy drivers, or overclocking/under cooling.

What kind of temperatures are you getting?



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My computer crashes or BSOD's (Blue screen of death) all the time, I only have 2GB of RAM but the thing is even when I leave it on and the only application running is utorrent it will still crash.

I don't know exactly why it's crashing. I'm using 64bit Windows ultimate. My full specs are beside my name. (Top right)
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