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Re installing windows possibly fix blue screen issues?

#1sockroxPosted 11/8/2013 11:23:33 AM
Been getting blue screens at random times. Usually when computer is idol or I just click on the internet or go into drivers. Think wiping it and reinstalling windows may help? Maybe something went wrong when I installed?
#2LostHisHardcorePosted 11/8/2013 11:25:05 AM
Maybe but it'd be nice to know what's causing it.
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#3ChetyrePosted 11/8/2013 11:25:58 AM
Could be bad RAM
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#4MasterDonGeroPosted 11/8/2013 11:26:49 AM
Possibly.
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#5sockrox(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 11:28:04 AM
I would use the "blue screen " viewer and it would be random windows drivers causing problems
#6sockrox(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 11:28:49 AM
How would I know if it is bad ram?
#7SinisterSlayPosted 11/8/2013 11:31:33 AM
Reinstalling Windows would be one of those lower possibilities of fixing.

Blue screens are caused by driver errors.
Sometimes caused by hardware failure (from a driver erroring)
And sometimes bad RAM will cause BSODs.
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#8ChetyrePosted 11/8/2013 11:33:08 AM
sockrox posted...
How would I know if it is bad ram?


run memtest for a couple of error. If you have absolutely no errors then your RAM is fine. It can't fail even a single time
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 11/8/2013 11:33:57 AM
Chetyre posted...
sockrox posted...
How would I know if it is bad ram?


run memtest for a couple of error. If you have absolutely no errors then your RAM is fine. It can't fail even a single time


In addition, let it run for a little while.
I've seen RAM errors not start cropping up until an hour into a test.
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#10sockrox(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 11:33:57 AM
I know there is memtest but doesn't that require burning it to a cd?