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How do you know which ram stick is broken

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  • Memory
  • Blue Screen
  • RAM
  • Physical Memory
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September 19, 2012 7:02:43 PM

Hi. I have 2 1Gig Dynet ram modules. whenever i run any RAM intensive programs(programs that use alot of ram) i get a Bsod. blue screen that says "physical memory dump". I'm pretty sure at least at least one of the modules is broken ut how can i tell which one? is it simply a matter of taking out one at a time and seeing if the problem persists?

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September 19, 2012 7:13:01 PM

That would be a good test. Also run memtest on each stick.
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September 19, 2012 7:33:07 PM

sorry i'm new to this stuff.....memtest?
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September 19, 2012 7:52:10 PM

don't worry, i googled it.... doin that now. Thanks 4 the speedy reply.
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September 19, 2012 7:54:14 PM

Will do Bigbang. thanks
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September 19, 2012 8:05:35 PM

another thing, i have a Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750. the manufacturer recomend i minimum of a 400w PSU. I only have a 350w PSU. Could an underpowered PSU cause voltage surges or something that could damage components such as ram?
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September 20, 2012 6:18:39 AM

the lack of power certainly explains why you get BSOD's when systems loading, it could also cause damage to your components, but not very likely to do permanent damage unless used for a very long time.
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