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Digby
26-03-2014, 04:32 AM
Hi Guys
I had one of my first ever Blue Screens of death yesterday.

It said it was to do with Memory Management.

I shut down and re-booted and it started up all OK

Phew

I have Windows 7 with 4 gig of Kingston ram in two modules. And my Gigabtye motherboard has 4 memory slots.

But I looked at the Control Panel System and Security Admin Tools / Performance Monitor
And it said that I had only 2.3 gig of Ram
But the Windows Performance Monitor says we still have 4 gig of Ram.
So I ran a Ram test
Re-boot in Safe Mode
Start Menu – Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Menu Diagnostics Tool – Recommended setting
Then it reboots and then runs the test in Dos takes a few minutes – said its all ok

But still only 2.3 gig showed up on the Performance monitor!

Some people on Google say you need a new motherboard, Ram or drivers etc etc (dur)

I have removed and re-seated the memory module sin the same slots.

Should I just buy a new set, cheap enough

Or can I try the other two slots ?

autechre
26-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Download MemTest (http://www.memtest.org/) and see if that says your memory is ok.

The other thing I'd be looking at is the settings in the BIOS - are they all set automatically or have you manually changed the timings?