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BSOD - Physical Memory Dump


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colossuss

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As the title says;

I get a BSOD, that does a physical memory dump, when I'm in the middle of playing a computer game.

I am running Windows Vista, and am presuming that my 1GB RAM isnt sufficient enough to run Vista and a computer game.

So before I go and buy more RAM, I was hoping some people would aknoledge that this is a problem with my lack of RAM and not something else.

Thanks.



EDIT: Also, is it true that any new RAM "sticks" need to be the same in size? EG: All 512mb or all 1gb?

Edited by colossuss, 18 March 2007 - 06:41 PM.

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1GB of RAM should be enough. At least you shouldn't get BSODs because of it. I'd suspect a driver issue. Either video or sound card. Have you checked to see if you're running the latest drivers? I know nForce4 motherboards in particular have BSOD issues with the sound drivers.

We really need to know which motherboard you have to advise further. Many modern motherboards run memory in "dual-channel". This does require memory to be installed in pairs, but it could also be a pair of 512MB, and a pair of 256MB sticks for example.
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Thanks for the reply.

Video drivers are up-to-date.

Card is a Nvidia 7600GS 512mb.
No sound card, i use the on-board for my audio.

Motherboard:
(Quad-Core Supports) ECS P965T-A P965 Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394&7.1Audio



Also, Vista seems to require 50% of my RAM, so thats why I presumed it was down to the lack of memory.
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You have the Realtek chip. That's one that's been having issues. Try installing the Vista driver direct from their site here.
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