|My computer gets the blue screen every once in awhile. This occurs more often if i put it to sleep than shut down. Also there is one memory stick that if I put in the computer crashes are more often.|
I ran the memory testor from windows 7 with all the sticks in and it said there was a hardware problem. I took the one stick out, and it past the test. So you would think the memory stick was the problem.
However, I just had the memory sticks replaced end of November. Even shutting down the computer instead of putting it to sleep and not putting the apparent bad memory stick in, sometimes, the computer will go backwards. In other words if I am at tom's hardware guide it will all of a sudden go back to my home page. If I am playing freecell, it will take a card I put up top and move it back to where it was. This seems to happen less if I reboot.
Over the last year, I have had a bad crash due to my power supply. As a result, I had a number of parts replaced, including memory sticks, video, and motherboard. Of course, when they send you the replacement parts, I am always worried whether they really gave you a good new part or just sent you someone else's problem that they could not figure out what was wrong.
So this is a long story to say I have been trying to figure out was wrong and i wish i could narrow down the problem. I thought I would like to run a test program. I go on the internet and they range from $20 to $300!!
I don't mind paying maybe $100 for a program if it really is better than the $20 one. But I was wondering if someone could suggest how i should test my computer to narrown down the problem.