Laptop BSOD'ing

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, May 19, 2008.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi All,

    Got this latop here (Acer 9410Z/Vista). It has been bsoding/rebooting for a while now.

    I replaced drivers, to no avail. I even started reformatting and reinstalling Vista, and it bsod during install. I have tried my three XP cd's and it bsod's during install as well.

    I managed to put back vista, put I am figuring that maybe I got a bad stick of RAM.

    How do I test the RAM with vista?

    Or maybe am I dealing with another issue all together?

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  2. tdinc

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  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Can't get the bsod codes, it reboots lightning fast.

    I do read an irq less/equal something or other.

    Thanks tdinc.


    Heeter
     
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  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Update:

    Getting tons of errors with memtest, and windows mem test also showed errors,

    I would like to know if I can buy two new sticks, if this acer9410Z is upgradable to 2gig from the 1gig (2x512) that it is now?

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    as long as you get the right ram and know where to change it on the laptop yes it should be possible, just check the specs of the laptop on their site
     
  7. Heeter

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    I got the bad stick out now, now running on single 512, with no issues.

    I will go ahead and buy two 1 gig sticks anyways, Can't seem to find on ACER site if it can use 2gig, but will try. RAM is soooo cheap for this lappy.

    Heeter
     
  8. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    how old/new is the laptop ?
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

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    Just take the one you have in hand and goto the store with it ...
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    This one is about 6months old.

    That's what I gonna do tomorrow, already got the bad one out.




    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  11. Dark Atheist

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    should handle 1gb sticks no problem then, would think it could handle 2gb sticks :)
     
  12. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks Carpo, :)



    Heeter