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My PC keeps crashing with different error codes Win7

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So i figure this must be a hardware problem but i do not know where the issue is. I didn't install any new hardware or updates and it has been working fine now for months with these drivers. The pc is really old so i am not surprised something failed though.

 

The pc keeps restarting today and i get Bccodes like B3, D1,F3 and twice now on the BSOD the dumping to physical memory % froze up. Also twice the pc just froze and there was a whirring sound through the speakers w.o it restarting.

 

Any idea how i can figure out where the problem lies and just replace one part instead of getting a  new computer? 

 

i7 with a gtx 275 with 6gb of ddr3 ram. 

 

I did run win7's short mem test and it didn't find any problems, but the bsod occurs within a min or 2 of start up so i am inclined to believe memory isnt a problem or it would have shown up on the test. When i booted into safe mode before it didn't crash (though i didn't leave it running for more than 5-10mins nor did i put it under any load).. And safe mode uses mother board gfx card right? So maybe its a gfx problem?

 

Thanks.

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What HDD does your PC have installed?  If HDD run the test mentioned below, if SSD you will have to go to the manufacturer's website and use their tool.  I wouldn't trust the Windows Memory Diagnostic.

 

The two things I would test - RAM and HDD.  Download the Ultimate Boot CD and use Vivard and Memtest to do the testing.  Let Memtest run overnight if possible.  Do the remap test with Vivard.

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Thanks for the response. I cleaned the dust out with compressed air and noticed that the video card seemed a little off so i reset it and switched the ram to an old 6gb that i got from my brother and it is working fine. Just going to reinstall windows and later on test the old ram one at a time to see if that was the issue.

 

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I dont think it is the ram but the actual ram socket on the motherboard. Anything i can do about that or just not use that socket? 

 

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How did you come to that conclusion?  If you have a bad RAM slot, there isnt anything you can do outside of replacing the motherboard.

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Regardless of which ram i put into that slot the pc doesn't start and there is an error code on the mother board led display (though the code isnt listed in motherboard manual). Working ram in other slots doesn't work in the broken slot.

 

Thanks and ya i figured. I will just leave it alone i guess.

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