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Guru
Posts: 1,331
Registered: ‎04-20-2008
Location: US
Message 11 of 14 (531 Views)

Re: Multiple BSOD on W520

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@hrana

 

The OP responded that is 2x4gb not 2x8gb. I would choose the following memory kit instead as CRUCIAL is manufactured by Micron which is also certified for the W520.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148469



W520 Windows 7 SP1 Pro, i7-2820QM, BIOS 1.42, 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 2000M NVIDIA GPU, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD, Crucial MX200 mSata 512GB, WD 2TB USB 3.0, eSata Plextor PX-LB950UE BluRay

W520 Windows 10 Pro, i7-2760QM, BIOS 1.42 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 1000M NVIDIA GPU, Crucial M550 512GB mSata SSD, Hitachi 500GB HDD, WD 2TB USB 3.0

P70 Windows 10 Pro, XEON 1505, BIOS 2.0, UHD 4k Display, 64GB non-ECC RAM, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID 1 512GB Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD

T460s, BIOS 1.11, Windows 10 Pro, QHD display, 20GB RAM, I7-6600U, Samsung PM961 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, EM7455 WWAN
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802.11n
Posts: 458
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Location: gibraltar
Message 12 of 14 (507 Views)

Re: Multiple BSOD on W520

I can confirm that since upgrading with the additional 2x4GB Cricial ram, I am getting at least one random BSOD a day.  The last one was:

 

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

STOP: 0x00000050

 

As I am travelling for the next 10 days, I have no way to remove the RAM as it requires some very thin wide knives to prize back the keyboard which I dont hvae with me.

 

Is there any way to disable the ram without removing it?

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802.11n
Posts: 458
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Location: gibraltar
Message 13 of 14 (493 Views)

Re: Multiple BSOD on W520

I have managed to borrow some tools to prize off the keyboard, and have removed the Curical Ram which they advertise as compatible with the w520.   No BSODs since.  Of course, I dont know if is the Cruical, or would give the same Crashes with any additional RAM.

 

Next step is to battle to get a refund from crucial. What a huge waste of time, and back to square one with running out of ram all the time with only 8GB. 

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Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-28-2008
Location: Unitted States
Message 14 of 14 (389 Views)

Re: Multiple BSOD on W520

I had this very issue.  WHile the motherboard and specs state 10600 ram is the key to victory, when you use that speed with 16gb you're lead to failure.  I put 4x4gb 8500 speed ddr3 ram in, and I was good to go and have had no BSODs.

 

Not the best answer in the world, but it worked for me. :-)

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