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rustyagain

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Memtest used was 86-floppy

after running Memotest 3.5 hours with 7 pass' and no errors

then tried windows which lasted 3 mins. BSOD msg on screen was

0x0000008E (OXC0000005, 0C804E7204, 0XF471A77C, 0X00000000

Attached also the last 2 minidumps

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Microsoft Support for that error

They suggest updating Windows and downloading all patches.


Try this RAM tester:

Stress Prime

After you download it, double-click on it (which opens the CAB that it is in) and drag the program to your desktop. Now you can run it. Click on the drop-down box at the top and select Large, in-place FFTs - stress RAM and click Start

Let it run for about 5 minutes and then stop it. In the window at the bottom it will let you know if it found errors.

If none, run it again for 10 minutes. If still none, let it run for 15 minutes. And again for 20 (as long as the computer is cooperating)

After 20 minutes, if no error is found, we'll move on. We will try a few other things before I suggest a stick of RAM to buy
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Well that test certainly sorted the sheep from the cowes
You said run the test for 5 mins ?? - only lasted 5 secs
result as printed out below

Type: Large, in-place FFTs - stress some RAM Min: 128 Max: 1024 InPlace: Yes Mem: 8 Time: 15
CPU: 2169MHz FSB: 167MHz [166MHz x 13.0 est.]
29/08/2006 21:00 Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
Press Stop to end this test.
Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4988079071, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
Torture Test ran 0 minutes 8 seconds - 1 errors, 0 warnings.
Execution halted.

I can not find the "stress txt file" but it looks if I need some new memory

Is the below information sufficient to order one from the net
DIMM1: 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM

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Cool! That means this program is much better than Memtest. :blink:

That info is plenty enough for me to find replacement RAM. Here is what you need:

http://www.newegg.co...SubCategory=147

Any one of those will work, and they are sorted by the most popular.

Or you can go to this website and have the experts automatically analyze your computer and tell you what is compatable (it's free) and then they will offer RAM to sell to you. I personally have not bought from these people, but I know businesses and other people that do, so they are definately reliable.

After you get more RAM and install it, let me know how everything is. :whistling:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 29 August 2006 - 02:33 PM.

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Thanks for all your help, I have to go away to work for the next four weeks so I will get the new memory
on my return. Hopefully there will be no shouting & screaming after its fitted
Out of curiosityis it worth the extra cost going from 500MB up to 1GB and is 1 x 500 better than
2 x 250MB

Thanks again Rusty
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Funny !!!
Just down loaded the "CRUCIAL" scanner to check my memory requirments, it claims
I have "1 stick @ 512MB, 1 stick @ 256MB and only 1 empty socket.

Maybe thats been are problem all the time. - The invisable 256MB stick

If I take the 512MB stick out maybe all the BSOD and crashes will become invisable as well

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If you only have 3 RAM slots, then you are better of with 1 stick of 512 because your mobo is not set up to run in dual channel.
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