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Will more RAM help my PC not crash?

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Hi there, I've been having a terrible issue these past few months and I was hoping that you guys can help me out!
 
So anyways, when I load a big power consuming game like BF3 or DayZ, my computer will either freeze or get a BSOD about 30 min-1 hour into the game. When running either one of these games (plus a few unused background programs) I run at 7.14GB out of my 8GB RAM. I also record sometimes and that makes my crashes come even faster (I tested me playing and recording and I use about 7.18GB out of my 8GB).
 
Now that I have that out of the way. I am able to run all games at Ultra around 60 fps. Here are my specs:
 
 
 
Processor: AMD A10-5800k
 
 
 
 
I would like to know if my freezing and crashing problem will be fixed if I install this ram: http://www.newegg.co...4-520-_-Product
 
Thank you!
 

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did your problems start after installing the ram you currently have?

if not, then in my opinion no different/more ram is not going to fix your problem.

 

i believe the problem may be heat related,

have you cleaned out the dust from your pc recently?

 

some things i'd do.

test the hard drive to make sure there isn't a problem with that.

test the ram to make sure there isn't a problem with that.

install and use some temperature monitoring software to make sure things are not getting to hot and causing problems.

and last but not least is to look at your logs to see exactly what is causing the crashes, this might point to the problem being software/driver related and not hardware.

 

if you need more detailed instructions on doing any of these things then just ask,

eg i believe using a program like "who's crashed" is recommended by some for easy diagnoses of the crash dumps. :- http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

 

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did your problems start after installing the ram you currently have?

if not, then in my opinion no different/more ram is not going to fix your problem.

 

i believe the problem may be heat related,

have you cleaned out the dust from your pc recently?

 

some things i'd do.

test the hard drive to make sure there isn't a problem with that.

test the ram to make sure there isn't a problem with that.

install and use some temperature monitoring software to make sure things are not getting to hot and causing problems.

and last but not least is to look at your logs to see exactly what is causing the crashes, this might point to the problem being software/driver related and not hardware.

 

if you need more detailed instructions on doing any of these things then just ask,

eg i believe using a program like "who's crashed" is recommended by some for easy diagnoses of the crash dumps. :- http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

 

No the crashing did not start after I installed the ram, but I am going to run memtest real quick. I'll report back to you.


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Ok so I Just finished the test and it came back with no errors after finished.

 

Do you just think that it's the RAM usage when I play?


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no i don't think the problem has anything to do with the ram or it's usage, like i said in the first post i think your problem has to do with overheating, more specifically the cpu getting to hot when under load for extended periods of time, like when you game, and the reason it crashes quicker when recording is because the cpu is working that much harder doing the recording as well as the gaming.

to verify this tho you'd need to install some temperature monitoring software and see what the temps rise to when gaming.

 

have you opened your case and cleaned out the dust recently?

if not then this is a good place to start, making sure the fins on the heatsink of the cpu are free from dust.

 

here's a guide explaining how to clean your pc :- http://forums.whatth...howtopic=103649

 

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Edited by terry1966, 27 December 2014 - 04:42 AM.

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