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Solved BSOD randomly, but not when in games


kuddo

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#1
Hello
I get random BSoDs. Usually I get them when surfing the web, but not when playing games. For example yesterday i had lots of opened tabs in google chrome when i received the message on each page "Google Crash" (or something like that), then i got one for downloading a file via yahoo messenger but i never get BSoD when i'm downloading huge files via torrent. I also tried to WinDbg (for 3 times) and i got the bsod. The errors were random, i can't remember them.
This things make me think that the problem might apear because of the SSD since what i download via messenger/chrome, i download directly to my SSD (on which the OS is on). I also tried to install WinDbg on my ssd. The large files that I'm downloading, i'm downloading them to my HDD and also my games are installed on my HDD.

Still i ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and i got an error (only once). Is it the SSD, the memory, the mobo ? Please help me and sorry for the bad English.

Later edit: Now I was watching a movie (the movie is on my hdd) and the movie suddenly started to look like it was badly encoded and google chrome was not opening. I rebooted my PC and it was not booting - 3 long beeps and a pause, then again 3 long beeps and a pause and so on until i restarted the machine from the reset button. This could be a ram issue since there were 3 long beeps on a UEFI Bios (AsRock 970 Extreme3 mobo).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
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#2
Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

kuddo

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#3
Also I am sorry for the delay in responding back. The problem was generated randomly by a stick of RAM. I had to run memtest for 8 hours.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
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5,139
#4
Not a problem. Once I reply to a topic, I get automatically emailed when you reply back!
I'm glad that you were able to fix it! Thanks for letting us know!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)