- 16 months ago
I built this PC for gaming ~3 years ago. For some time now I think it's been getting a blue screen of death (or, rarely, but enough times to be alarming, just pure black and accompanied by a short loop of whatever sound was last playing until I reset the machine).
The bluescreen errors usually mention something about memory and/or page files.
I think the memory might be bad.
I've tried reseating the 2x8 RAM, and when I do this I very often get the "55" memory error on the motherboard.
I will mention that the Windows memory test diagnostic did not find anything (at default scan settings).
I think my next step is to try totally different memory. I'd like to stay with (no less than) 16 GB.
I see that the motherboard's memory type lists:
DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 2933
Is there anything else I should be looking for? Any particular suggestions?
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard|
|Memory||Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card|
EDIT 23 October: After updating the graphics driver below, there were 15 days without issue, then black screen again.