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September 4, 2013 2:27:14 PM

Hey everyone first off I would like to thank you for reading my post let alone responding to it as it will probably be lengthy.

Here is my pc: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/mwahl9/saved/1Zp9 I built it in July so it is quite new.

The first problem I had was with battlefield 3. Pretty much the day I got it it wouldn't launch and it would crash saying "battlefield 3 has stopped working". I eventually found a fix to this by every time I played I would delete some settings
files and boom it would work. (more on this later)

Then my next problem was with league of legends. Right after the loading screen it would crash with an error message saying bug splat. GTA4 would crash or freeze after about 30 minutes everytime. But now it wont even open. I started getting lots of bsods while browsing the internet. Plus some internet explorer has stopped working errors.

So I continued playing my bf3 and deleting the files until one time it wouldn't work. So I said ok I will play some far cry 3. Far Cry 3 crashes with some weird error. So I try league of legends and the LAUNCHER crashes with some weird similar error. So I try minecraft. MINECRAFT even crashes. You can imagine how frustrated I am now. So i wipe my hard driving without saving anything thinking it most me some sort of software error and I just will start over fresh...

I reinstall windows 8 and I click desktop and go to internet explorer to install some drivers and bam blue screen of death. At this point I almost throw my new computer out the window. But this bsod had an error that caught my eye. MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. So I look up the error and the results are generally inconclusive. I run memtest86 to see if there is a problem with the memory. I really dont know how to read it but my results said 800000 failures and 1 success after doing 1 pass... I don't think that is right.

As of right now my computer is a useless brick... If someone can please help me that would be great as I am pulling my hair out over frustration. Thank you very much.
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September 4, 2013 2:37:07 PM

Just a tip, you should probably break-up this impossible to read wall-o-text into separate thoughts.
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September 4, 2013 2:49:12 PM

Try running Memtest again, but with only one memory stick installed. If it runs without errors (let it run a couple of passes to make sure), swap in the other stick and run it again. That should help you determine which stick is the problem.

Casey
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September 4, 2013 2:59:02 PM

alright going up to do that right now... Is it for sure the ram?
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September 4, 2013 3:04:03 PM

mwahl9 said:
alright going up to do that right now... Is it for sure the ram?


Could be RAM, could be motherboard. RAM's easier to check, though.

Casey
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September 4, 2013 3:11:52 PM

cklaubur said:
mwahl9 said:
alright going up to do that right now... Is it for sure the ram?


Could be RAM, could be motherboard. RAM's easier to check, though.

Casey


Been running memtest for about 10 minutes... It just started but at least it hasn't failed yet as before it would fail instantly
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September 4, 2013 3:15:28 PM

mwahl9 said:
cklaubur said:
mwahl9 said:
alright going up to do that right now... Is it for sure the ram?


Could be RAM, could be motherboard. RAM's easier to check, though.

Casey


Been running memtest for about 10 minutes... It just started but at least it hasn't failed yet as before it would fail instantly


Basically, you just want to get everything warm, since electronics do funny things when warm. I'd give it about 15-20 minutes per stick.

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September 4, 2013 3:17:27 PM

cklaubur said:
mwahl9 said:
cklaubur said:
mwahl9 said:
alright going up to do that right now... Is it for sure the ram?


Could be RAM, could be motherboard. RAM's easier to check, though.

Casey


Been running memtest for about 10 minutes... It just started but at least it hasn't failed yet as before it would fail instantly


Basically, you just want to get everything warm, since electronics do funny things when warm. I'd give it about 15-20 minutes per stick.

Casey


So say this stick works for another 20 min without failing and the other stick fails instantly. Do you think that would answer all of my problems or just some of them?
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September 4, 2013 3:50:20 PM

Ok so after 30 min of running there were no failures so I took out that ram and put in the other stick. Instant failures across the board... What is the next step for me and will this solve all of my problems?
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September 4, 2013 3:55:43 PM

mwahl9 said:
Ok so after 30 min of running there were no failures so I took out that ram and put in the other stick. Instant failures across the board... What is the next step for me and will this solve all of my problems?


So that tells you that you are dealing with a bad stick of RAM. You should be able to get the manufacturer to replace it under warranty.

It should fix most of your problems, however, I would reinstall everything after you replace the RAM just to be sure there are no corrupted files on your computer.

When the manufacturer replaces the RAM, they may want both sticks since it is part of a kit.

Casey

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September 4, 2013 4:00:30 PM

thanks so much for your help and the file thing wont be an issue as I rage wiped everything off my hardrive lol
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