PC SupportPossible Defective Ram
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So I've been having a ton of BSOD errors, all which are nvlddmkm.sys. I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics, I have on test pass 1 of 2, got a hardware malfunction message. Does this mean the first slotted stick is bad?
Either way, I'm thinking about just buying new Ram and going and head and upgrading to 32GB instead of my existing 16GB.
Does anyone have any information on this brand?
"G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)"
Is there specific I need to look for when buying new Ram?
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Idk if the RAM is your issue since you have also posted about your PC randomly shutting off. If you want to upgrade your RAM anyway then all you really need to look out for is the type of RAM. If you have a newer motherboard, you want DDR4 however if it is an older model then it is most likely running DDR3. I recommend going with 3200MHz RAM if you can however any speed will work just fine.
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Wraith wrote Idk if the RAM is your issue since you have also posted about your PC randomly shutting off. If you want to upgrade your RAM anyway then all you really need to look out for is the type of RAM. If you have a newer motherboard, you want DDR4 however if it is an older model then it is most likely running DDR3. I recommend going with 3200MHz RAM if you can however any speed will work just fine.
I know, but I do believe my Ram is also having issues, I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic three times now and it fails with both sticks, or just one at a time, but it does take longer to crash only using the right stick of Ram, I'm just out of ideas at this point, if new Ram doesn't fix it I'm just going to take it to a local computer shop and let them look into it
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Wraith wrote Idk if the RAM is your issue since you have also posted about your PC randomly shutting off. If you want to upgrade your RAM anyway then all you really need to look out for is the type of RAM. If you have a newer motherboard, you want DDR4 however if it is an older model then it is most likely running DDR3. I recommend going with 3200MHz RAM if you can however any speed will work just fine.
I know, but I do believe my Ram is also having issues, I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic three times now and it fails with both sticks, or just one at a time, but it does take longer to crash only using the right stick of Ram, I'm just out of ideas at this point, if new Ram doesn't fix it I'm just going to take it to a local computer shop and let them look into it

Ah ok, yeh I mean if you want to then go for it but I would probably take it to a computer repair shop first since they probably have working parts that they can use to test you PC.
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