Windows 10: BSOD after installing new RAM (W10 x32) Solved

  1.    06 Nov 2015 #1

    BSOD after installing new RAM (W10 x32)

    I just put a new RAM, 2GB, on my computer, and when I turned it on, it worked nice for about 3 minutes. Then it suddenly froze compltely with nothing responding.
    First Firefox, then My Computer window, then everything, all this in about 10s. After another 20s, blue screen showing "critical process died" showed up. I managed to see that out of 4GB that I now had, 3,25 were usable (I thought W10 x32 supports 4GB?). I am uploading a report.
    I am almost aboslutely certain that this had something to do with the new RAM since before that it worked just fine, and now fine again after I removed the new one.
    Any ideas?
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  2. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi Steffan,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    Please check {windows partition}\windows\minidump and check if there are any dump files saved.
    The zip is empty of dump files.
    Please make sure your pc is configured for small dump files How to configure minidump | Windows 10 tutorial

    Please check your mainboard manufacturer for BIOS updates.
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  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3

    I solved this problem by switching the sockets, the older RAM is in position 1, and the new one is in position 0.
    They were both Kingston 2GB 800Mhz, but the newer one had latency 6, and the old one 5, so I think this was causing a confilict, but it does not any more. Also, I intened to upgarde w10 x32 to x64 when I figure out how to retain the key I used for the 33bit install.
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  4. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Nov 2015 #4

    Well done solving it
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