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Is this normal? ram,cpu and pc crash

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June 25, 2012 3:26:41 PM

Would it be normal that my ram usage goes over 40~60% and my cpu stays at about 1~4%? Because lately my pc crashes A lot and made me restart whole system, there was even a time when only parts of the windows opened were crashed and I couldn't even ALT+CRTL+DELETE. So when that weird journey began, every time i restarted the system, it asks me if I wanted to check my disk and so i Did. Finished the whole process and in the end, blue screen. My only theory to this problem is first, the temperture is too high Or ram is getting through his death bed. Please help T_T this can't be normal!

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June 25, 2012 3:39:34 PM

ram usage goes over 40~60%

depends how much ram you have and what operating system

check disk usually means file system errors or faulty hard drive

download and run memtest to check your memory

and realtemp or similar to check cpu temperature
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June 25, 2012 3:43:56 PM

Run memtest to check your memory.

Could be faulty memory, faulty psu or faulty hardrive.
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June 25, 2012 8:56:53 PM

I have run memtest and gave up on it because it went on and on (about 220% coverage) with 0 errors and about my system temp ( was using realtemp) lowest~46 highest~ 68 within less than an hour. If that would be normal, which of my components triggers the computer crashes?
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June 25, 2012 9:52:03 PM

You haven't listed any components yet. How about you start there. Make and model preferred over something generic like intel cpu, 4gb, 320gb. ati gpu, and a 300w psu.
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June 25, 2012 11:28:20 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33ghz
3gb ram
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB hardrive
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 1gb
and a ANTEC 650W power supply
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June 27, 2012 4:15:35 AM

err, twice in row crash. Before the second crash occurred, ive seen from realtemp that the temperature stayed between 68 and 71. Could that be the cause of my problem? a simple CPU overheat?
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June 27, 2012 1:52:43 PM

What was the BSOD error message?
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June 27, 2012 2:35:10 PM

Eum, didn't get to check cause I was too annoyed by it and so i just restarted it afterwards =/
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June 27, 2012 10:26:42 PM

nope its not cpu temp.
Update any drivers right before this started happening? or maybe swtor? (my tor crashes my pc now with 1.03; so does repair)

You can download memtest86 and burn it to a cd, boot from it and test your ram.
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June 28, 2012 2:29:13 AM

Err when the crashed happened, I was playing swtor like 3~4months ago so that can't be the case and about my driver being updated. Well, i can't remember when was the last time i updated it so that can't be the case either. Ran memtest as i said previously, there was no errors whatsoever
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June 28, 2012 12:03:52 PM

Next time you get a BSOD, give us the error message/STOP code. That will help narrow down the issue.
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July 2, 2012 3:33:12 AM

so i got a BSOD and it was written that it may be my hard drive and asked me to check chkdsk /f and so i did. But the problem is that i cant get it open, its like a black window that pops out and vanishes within less than half a second. I guess it's a faulty hard drive that causes me to get some freezes that makes me restart the whole pc "speaking of freezes, i just got 1 right now, at least i didn't restart the pc,PHEW!" So what do you guys think? should I attach my dxdiag system information just as I was told by my brother?
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July 2, 2012 3:53:09 AM

DXdiag is a massive wall-o-text that doesn't actually tell you anything useful. The stop code shown towards the bottom of the BSOD is the most useful.


Also, how long did you let memtest run? When i had memory issue i let it run for a few hours and it didn't pick up anything, but when i let it run overnight it found quite a bit, it sometimes takes it a few passes for it to finally hit the sectors with issues. Just let it run a few passes over night and see if it finds anything.
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July 2, 2012 3:57:30 AM

Get an SSD.

That will fix the issue if it is your HDD and you'll get a tasty performance boost.
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July 2, 2012 4:41:02 AM

that's awesome to know hunter315, I actually made a picture of the BSOD that i had and I'll use the memtest overnight as you said.
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July 9, 2012 3:57:29 PM

So i rebooted my Pc and still get some freezes from time to time but aren't really major (meaning I don't have to restart the PC).And a while back my brother said i've had a BSOD which was caused by the hard drive. So do I really have to buy a new hard drive? I mean, my momentus XT didn't even hit the 1 year old mark... Oh and by the way, Bro cleaned my cpu ,fan and heatsink and have changed the Thermal compound before the reboot hoping to know if that changed anything about the problem that I have.
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July 9, 2012 5:47:34 PM

In any case, the next step is clearly a memory test. Run memtest86 for a few hours. And if you have a picture of the BSOD, post it here so we can look at it.

FYI, theres an option to not reboot after a BSOD somewhere in the system tab of the windows control panel.
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