Please help, constant BSOD and I have no clue what to do.

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  1. Posts : 12
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    philc43 said:
    Try removing the other stick next time. It could be an indicator that the problem is connected with the RAM.

    Also remember that some motherboards have a memory calibration routine that works by repeatedly cycling the PC on and off as it tests the various RAM settings. Not sure if that was happening in your case though.

    In the meantime I'll explore the dump files...
    I think I may have found the issue.

    I took out the other stick as you said and my PC instantly booted as usual. But like you said the motherboard has a memory calibration routine so maybe I didn't let my PC run long enough when I had the other stick plugged in that didn't post? Referring back to when I had the other stick removed, I let my PC run for about one or two minutes before shutting it off and plugging it back in.
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       #12

    Yes, I think that one stick is faulty.
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  3. Posts : 12
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       #13

    philc43 said:
    Try removing the other stick next time. It could be an indicator that the problem is connected with the RAM.

    Also remember that some motherboards have a memory calibration routine that works by repeatedly cycling the PC on and off as it tests the various RAM settings. Not sure if that was happening in your case though.

    In the meantime I'll explore the dump files...

    Edit: The latest files are indeed consistent with memory address corruption. I would look into the RAM swaps a little more.
    I think I may have found the issue.

    I took out the other stick as you said and my PC instantly booted as usual. But like you said the motherboard has a memory calibration routine so maybe I didn't let my PC run long enough when I had the other stick plugged in that didn't post? Referring back to when I had the other stick removed, I let my PC run for about one or two minutes before shutting it off and plugging it back in.

    Edit: Apologies for posting this reply again, I'm not even sure how to delete it.

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    philc43 said:
    Yes, I think that one stick is faulty.
    Would the best thing to do now is to just purchase new RAM? Is there anything I should to check further?
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  4. Posts : 5,176
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       #14

    To be thorough you could take the one good stick and test it in all the slots just in case it is the slot of the motherboard that is faulty.

    If you find one of the slots is faulty then you could try both sticks again but use the other pair of slots.
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    philc43 said:
    To be thorough you could take the one good stick and test it in all the slots just in case it is the slot of the motherboard that is faulty.

    If you find one of the slots is faulty then you could try both sticks again but use the other pair of slots.
    I put the RAM stick that worked into the slot of the previous RAM stick that did not lead to my PC booting up and my PC booted up fine. This pretty much tells me that it was the RAM and that there's no need to really check the other slots right?
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    edhua888 said:
    I put the RAM stick that worked into the slot of the previous RAM stick that did not lead to my PC booting up and my PC booted up fine. This pretty much tells me that it was the RAM and that there's no need to really check the other slots right?
    Agreed - time to spend the money on new RAM. Make sure you get a matched pair and keep to the recommended modules for your motherboard.
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       #17

    philc43 said:
    Agreed - time to spend the money on new RAM. Make sure you get a matched pair and keep to the recommended modules for your motherboard.
    Thank you for help, I can't tell you how grateful I am right now.

    Additionally, I had another question and was wondering if you could provide me with an answer.

    Since I need new RAM, I thought that maybe it might be time to upgrade my motherboard. With this in mind, would I have to reinstall Windows? I originally got Windows by purchasing a product key and I still have it. Upon getting a new motherboard, would I just be able to use the same product key again?
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  8. Posts : 5,176
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       #18

    What version of Windows 10 did you buy? If it was a retail license you should be OK.
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    philc43 said:
    What version of Windows 10 did you buy? If it was a retail license you should be OK.
    I purchased Windows 10 Education off my school website. Would this be fine?
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  10. Posts : 5,176
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    I think it should be OK, I looked back at your logs and it appears to be a retail version.
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