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Hardware reserved memory increase after RSOD

In the end it was a memory issue, i had to replace both Ram sticks and it works great.


First and foremost thank you for reading this. About a month ago I had some problems with my R9 270X so I changed my Graphics card to to the same model, it was done in the same place where I had my computer built and when I came back home I started up The Witcher 3 Wild hunt which worked perfectly right up to the point when I crashed with a Blank Red Screen of Death. Since the PC was not restarting on its own I had to do it manually.

Now I've read other posts that have similar descriptions of this problem but mine differs in one thing, i also get my Hardware reserved memory increased after the crash to half my normal memory, normally it is like 50-60 MB and it jumps to over 4000 MB after the crash.

If i decide to restart my PC now it will revert the memory back to normal but it does not stop the crash and it does not matter what i play, I tried playing Fallout 4, GTA V and other games and it keeps happening 10-15 mins in game. I have installed all drivers and have even reinstalled my OS but nothing happens.

Personally i don't think the problem is the Power Supply since I've used the same one on the same GPU before and it worked until the change, my bet is on RAM, one of the sticks at least because of the Hardware reserved memory increase, but I'm not so good at computers so please help me ;)

I will list my PC's specs and show you what i mean in this picture Problem and specs

I have:

FX 6300
R9 270X
8gb RAM
MSI 970A-G43
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    The issue does not look like a memory related issue but more of that with a driver related issue. You've generically stated your system's specs when you should in retrospect include your full system's specs. You're also on Microsoft's latest OS. Have you ruled out that your installation and installer are not corrupt? Have you made sure your BIOS is up to date while you're running the latest drivers for your system downloaded off of AMD's site?

    You may want to try a repair install and see if the issue is alleviated. Are you mixing and matching your ram's? How have you populated your slots on your motherboard?
  2. Lutfij said:
    The issue does not look like a memory related issue but more of that with a driver related issue. You've generically stated your system's specs when you should in retrospect include your full system's specs. You're also on Microsoft's latest OS. Have you ruled out that your installation and installer are not corrupt? Have you made sure your BIOS is up to date while you're running the latest drivers for your system downloaded off of AMD's site?

    You may want to try a repair install and see if the issue is alleviated. Are you mixing and matching your ram's? How have you populated your slots on your motherboard?



    Thanks for the answer, but the problem ended up being the RAM sticks, had to change both ;)
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