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Blue screen of death (memory management)

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September 23, 2011 1:48:06 PM

Hey,I've been getting this blue screen for a while now:

Quote:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntkrnlpa.exe

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000001a (0x00041790, 0xc08021fc, 0x0000ffff, 0x00000000)

*** ntkrnlpa.exe - Address 0x82efeb1d base at 0x82e45000 DateStamp 0x4a5bc007

I've googled a little bit and i think it has something to do with the memory,but I'm not sure so I'm posting this here.

Specs:
Windows 7 32 bit
Core 2 Quad Q6600
3GB RAM (I have no idea what brand)
inergrated intel graphics (my GPU died so i have nothing ATM)
300W crappy generic PSU
dg31pr motherboard

Help?
a b } Memory
September 23, 2011 2:03:01 PM

You might want to run Memtest86+ from a floppy, CD or flash drive to check the RAM.
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September 23, 2011 2:17:19 PM

I just got a different BSOD:

Quote:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntkrnlpa.exe

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000000a (0xc007ba00, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x82e895a1)

*** ntkrnlpa.exe - Address 0x82e5d7eb base at 0x82e17000 DateStamp 0x4a5bc007


Once again I think it's the RAM so I'm gonna try doing this memtest thing and let you know what it says.
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a b } Memory
September 23, 2011 2:39:51 PM

Widows has a memory test built in. Go control panel, admin. tools,windows mem. test. Good place to start. Is this happening during game play or other use? If games what games?
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a b } Memory
September 23, 2011 2:45:56 PM

I don't find the Windows built-in memtest as good as running from a Floppy, CD or flashdrive.
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September 23, 2011 3:06:28 PM

I get the BSOD during either a game or when browsing the internet,it happens everywhere randomly.
Okay,my DVD Burner just died on me,and memtest doesn't wanna run on my flashdrive..
So i tried the built-in test and it didn't detect any problem.
What's next?
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September 24, 2011 7:47:23 AM

So I managed to run memest and it didn't detect any errors.
I assume the problem is in the motherboard,any way I can check that? (or maybe I'm wrong)
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a b } Memory
September 24, 2011 11:43:13 PM

Just re-read your first page. Did you get the bsod when the now dead video card was working? When you removed it did you remove all it's drivers with a tool like driver sweeper? Have you checked device manager and are sure the default video device is the one on the MB? Can you get a video card to try out? When using on board video, it shares memory with the system ram. You can run the system with 1 stick of ram at a time to check each one (if you have more than one stick). Check advanced system options/memory management and see if the "let windows manage' option is selected. If the crappy PS is going crappier it could cause this problem also btw.
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