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computer keeps restarting after win8 install

  1. #11



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    Test each stick in different slots.

    This to determine if it is truly the stick or the slot.

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  2. #12


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    windows 8 Pro


    tested each individual memory stick in each slot separately and they passed every time. tested all three memory sticks together randomly switching slots and sometimes would get a failure but i'm unable to reproduce the failure not sure if its a stick or slot.
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  3. #13



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    You have run memtest for each stick for at least 8 passes in such a short time?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    windows 8 Pro


    i cant get memtest to work for some reason.... been using just windows memory test.
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  5. #15



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    What problem do you get with memtest?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    windows 8 Pro


    I finally got memtest to work, each memory stick would pass but if i install more than 1 stick of memory (2GB DDR3 each) my computer will crash. i did some research and found that i had inadvertently installed the 32 bit version of win 8 pro, according to HP memory upgrade information a pc running a 32bit system cannot run a full 4GB of memory and i have been trying to run 6GB. currently i have upgraded to free version of win 10 pro but unfortunately its still a 32 bit system so i can only run 2GB but i have no more BSOD events. plan on going back to a 64 bit system soon so that i can run more memory.
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  7. #17



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Glad you've find the problem
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