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Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

Q: Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

Basically I got a new PC with faulty RAM and after I asked them to replace it, they told me it was fine.
I've decided to just replace it myself, any suggestions on what sort of thing I should look for(price range upto about £120)
I'll post my computer spec later.

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Preferred Solution: Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

Give us your make and model of your motherboard. Link us and we will help.

As a side note, never buy from them again. You and I both know it is faulty RAM or that they didn't set the voltage correctly in the BIOS.

Did you ever run Memtest per stick?
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Good morning Eight Forums. I've had a GeForce GTX 560 by EVGA for a while now, and I think it's time to retire it. So, in the search for a viable replacement, I've decided to branch out to the all-knowing community for help.
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Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance!

Expected Upgrade Config
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A:Reccomendations for GPU Upgrade

Buy another 560 use sli and save a ton of money. I'm still on 460s in sli and they work fine. Only problem is memory.

Edit: the 760sli is also more bang for your buck than the 780 if had same memory size
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I received the following Blue Screen of Death stating quot stop X C X X X X AD C a device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught the faulty driver currently on the kernel stack must be replaced with a working version beginning dump of physical memory dump physical memory to disk thru contact your administrator quot Then the computer reboots and runs through the same cycle again and again My Problem I do not know how to identify and replace a faulty driver on the kernal stack much less where to find a working version So I did the following before posting this message I read through the archives of this forum for any post with quot driver quot quot kernel quot and quot memory dump quot that I thought was relevant I performed the Microsoft Memory Diagnostic via the Microsoft Online Crash Analysis webpage Note Memory was OK I installed Spybot ran it and cleaned out recommended files I installed Ad-aware ran it and cleaned out recommended files The above only cleaned up the computer and did not assist me in identifying the faulty driver on the kernal stack Further once I do Kernel replace driver to on Need Stack faulty identify the faulty driver what do I do Any assistance Need to replace faulty driver on Kernel Stack is appreciated Thanks email protected nbsp

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Hello anyone who can help me.

This week i started getting these and they are sporadic, sometimes happening frequently almost as soon as windows appears. I have used driver sweeper to clean all drivers and this helped for a while. I have now tried to use combofix but this causes the BSOD every time without fail. I have scanned with AVG and Microsoft Essentials and they come up clean, have scanned from both in safe mode and they identified and cleaned a few things but didnt stop the problem. Relevant files are attached, if anyone has some advice it would be much appreciated.

A:BSOD- need to replace faulty driver on kernel stack

Quote: Originally Posted by CoalMarx

Hello anyone who can help me.

This week i started getting these and they are sporadic, sometimes happening frequently almost as soon as windows appears. I have used driver sweeper to clean all drivers and this helped for a while. I have now tried to use combofix but this causes the BSOD every time without fail. I have scanned with AVG and Microsoft Essentials and they come up clean, have scanned from both in safe mode and they identified and cleaned a few things but didnt stop the problem. Relevant files are attached, if anyone has some advice it would be much appreciated.

Driver verified your AVG is the cause. Remove and replave with Microsoft Security essentials

AVG - PC TuneUp 2011 | Registry Cleaner, File Recovery, Internet Accelerator
AVG Removal Tool
Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\061611-24882-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*;srv*e:\symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (3 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17592.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b5e4d0
Debug session time: Thu Jun 16 13:46:27.569 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:05.036
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. This is
because the driver was specified in the registry as being suspect (by the
administrator) and the kernel has enabled substantial checking of this driver.
If the driver attempts to corrupt the system, bugchecks 0xC4, 0xC1 and 0xA will
be among the most commonly seen crashes.
Arg1: 00000000, caller is trying to allocate zero bytes
Arg2: 00000000, current IRQL
Arg3: 00000000, pool type
Arg4: 00000000, number of bytes

Debugging Details:

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avgtdix.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgtdix.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgtdix.sys





PROCESS_NAME: avgnsx.exe

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 82d4bf1f to 82af3f2c

b74d7a10 82d4bf1f 000000c4 00000000 00000000 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
b74d7a30 82d5ba31 00000000 00000000 00000001 nt!VerifierBugCheckIfAppropriate+0x30
b74d7a48 82d47b7b 00000080 00000000 b74d7a8c nt!ExAllocatePoolSanityChecks+0xb2
b74d7a7c 82d4774f 00000080 00000000 f24b5357 nt!VeAllocatePoolWithTagPriority+0x68
b74d7a98 8f2f65d0 00000000 00000000 f24b5357 nt!VerifierExAllocatePoolWithTag+0x1e
b74d7ad4 8f242156 ac3d2f68 ad014f68 00000020 afd!WskTdiEHReceive+0xb3
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
b74d7b20 8f2422eb b9538f48 ad02cf30 00000000... Read more
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A:Replace Faulty Network Card HP Pavilion dv6700, more specifi...

Hi, To be sure is to be sure, only use card on the following list for your country: (look at the bottom of the list). You may want to bookmark the link too. Regards.
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A:upgrade or replace

Assuming the system has a hard drive, replacing it with a solid-state drive is the single best upgrade you can make.  That, plus a new battery and a network card should total less than $300.
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A:To Replace or Upgrade?

It isn't worth the money to upgrade in exchange for the performance increase you would get.

What do you audio reconditioning with? What software? Potentially you could scrap XP, install Linux and use Audacity. Only costs you your time, no money.

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this is a link to it Desktop Computer:1995122767:page=details

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A:Upgrade and Replace Hard Drive

Pull the HDD out of the laptop. Attach it to your desktop, assuming you have one.

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Use Clonezilla to clone the old HDD to the new.

Take new HDD out of desktop and put in laptop. Boot the laptop as normal. Enjoy. Remove old laptop HDD from desktop and phyiscally destroy it if there's sensitive data on it. Throw it out after.

Upgrade to Windows 7 on the laptop in any way you see fit.
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A:HP Pavilion p6365sc - Upgrade or Replace?

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. This
There's a weird sound from of of the fans Click to expand...

together with the no input signal message MAY indicate damaged hardware but MAY also indicate that the computer case is totally choked with dust

That is your starting point to open the case - usually but not always a side panel is removable, you want the side panel that is furthest from the I/O plate where the mouse, keyboard, Ethernet etc connects

Unless you know how to proceed examine that aspect first, just visually and when you reply with how dusty it is, I will offer you further guidance
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A:Emachine T5026 upgrade or replace

Welcome to TechSpot! :wave:
Specify a budget and the exact specifications of your current machine. It would enable everyone to help you better if you could fill out your PC specs in your profile. Also fill out your location.
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A:Upgrade or replace? Core 2 Q6700

Hi and welcome to the forum.

You need to be more specific with the "i cant connect" situation.. this isnt a hardware fault so theres nothing broken, this is a connection/game issue.

If you really just want a new pc, then dont buy one, build one. You have a decent branded powersupply so you can keep that for the new rig, the rest is all down to budget.
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A:Not sure - replace processor or upgrade completely?

try this:
Download this bootable CD image:

boot the cd, go to Hardware test section and run the eurosoft tests.
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A:Upgrade Vostro 1720 or replace.

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Because your computer is new it will still be under warranty, so I would suggest that you take it back, as doing anything else will probably void the warranty.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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Welcome to Seven Forums EvilPengy. I'm a Noctua fan (no pun intended ). This fan would be a good match for the stock CM fan. Or even better, get 2 and replace the stock fan - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

I'm sure others will have suggestions. You want to make sure the airflow specs are similar lest you build up air flow inside the cooler.

Stock fan:

Fan Speed
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Fan Airflow
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A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

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see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.
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A:To replace or not to replace.. that is the question.

Hi and welcome to Techspot!!

Test the RAM sticks individually. One of them might be bad. You can use Memtest86 to try them out.

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Regards :wave:

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Does your friend have a 500W PSU so they can test your GPU with their PSU? If they can test just the GPU, it might answer your question.

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Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
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Oh well, it's all academic now as I've got an RMA sorted, collection tomorrow and then replacement drive in a few days.

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It would be very, very helpful if you could give us the hardware specs including make and model. How old is this system? Can your motherboard handle a TB harddrive, particularly the BIOS?
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welcome to tsg

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Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
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What type of internet connection do you have?

Post your numbers form here:
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A:Another faulty CD-ROM

Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
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Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
One memory module, one video connection, and a cd or a simple hard drive... or an external floppy drive with a Windows 98 disk.
Attempt a boot.
If no boot, change to the other memory module. Attempt another boot.

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A:Is my new RAM faulty?

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Microsoft Memory Diagnostic