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Dumping Physical Memory


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tlittle08

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What does Dumping Physical Memory mean? I have been getting this blue screen that says that off and on for about a month and a half now? What should i do and how do i prevent it?
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Physical memory is your RAM, when it gives you that notice the machine is saving it to the hard drive so you won't lose the information. Dumping the memory is not itself a problem, it is something the machine does when you have some problems. The question is what problem is causing it to find a need to dump the memory.
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I see. Yeah i have no idea what the problem is. Do i need to add more ram? Or what should i do?
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Hi there,

What you are receiving is what's known as a BSOD - the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! It's quite common - try Googling it!

Simply, you need to find out the cause of the BSOD. Unfortunately, this is not easy, and I don't have much experience myself troubleshooting BSOD's. However, I do know that a very common cause of the BSOD is faulty drivers. As for myself, the only time I have received BSOD's is when my RAM was faulty. You can test if this is the case for you by running Memtest:

Click this for a guide to using Memtest

Click this to download Memtest

Run the program overnight. You should receive no errors, even after multiple tests.

If you are receiving specific messages in your BSOD's (such as a file name or STOP ERROR code number - or both!), then copy them down and paste them into your next reply.

Cheers

Troy
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