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That's a shame I wanted to test to see if it was the graphics card that was the problem.

Have you done a memory test to check if the RAM is at fault? I would recommend Memtest86+ and I would also recommend letting it run a a few hours.
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i went to the sight but i am not sure on how to get the thing to work. any help would be great
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Go to the prebuilt & iso's section and download either the ISO or the floppy disk version.

The ISO version will have to be unzipped and then burnt to a CD using your CD burning software. Once you've burnt it, restart the PC with the CD in, it should boot straight off the CD and begin testing.
The floppy disk vesion is quite similar. Unzip the file and run the install.bat file. Command prompt will open with some instructions, insert a floppy disk, type in the drive letter of your floppy drive (usually A) and press enter twice. After a few seconds it will tell you the process is complete, leave the disk in and restart your PC.
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i ran the test for about 3 hours and it came up with 3 errors. i didn't write down the first on but the second was memory error detecter! copying between 1a4d275 abd 1a4d0bb did not result in accurate copy. memtest has detected that your computer cannot accurately store data in RAM. go tp FAQ at http://hcidesign.com/memtest

does this mean i need new ram
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If it displays errors then it's time for new RAM.
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do i get 1 gig 2 gig and is it just a matter of straight swap when i get it. Also any brand or do i need a certaint type
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Download CPU-Z
Run it, click the memory tab for general information and the memory timing information.
Click on the SPD tab for speed information.

They RAM doesn't have to be a straight swap, you can put in as much as the motherboard allows or as little as you want to. There are a few brands that string to mind, Corsair, Kingston and Crucial.
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CPU-Z 1.37 report file

Processor(s)

Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Family/Model/Stepping F.2.9
Extended Family/Model F.2
Brand ID 9
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 3016.8 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 15.0 x 201.1 MHz
Rated Bus speed 804.5 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
L1 Data cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge VIA PT880 rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency 201.1 MHz (1:1)
DRAM Interleave 4-way
CAS# Latency (tCL) 3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRDC) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 8 clocks
Command Rate 2T

System

System Manufacturer
System Name
System S/N
Mainboard Vendor http://www.abit.com.tw/
Mainboard Model VT7 (VIA PT880-8237)
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version 6.00 PG
BIOS Date 08/27/2004

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston
Module 2 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston

Software

Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c

this is the ibfo. Sorry to ask but what am i looking for with this and will 1 gig of any of the above brand help my computer
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You currently have 2X 512MB DDR PC3200 sticks of RAM in your PC.

It might be that only one of them is faulty, take one out and do the memory test again and if it's not that one then try the other one.
The stick of RAM you buy must be DDR PC3200.

If your still unsure of what you need use the Crucial system scanner on their website.
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 14 November 2006 - 04:53 AM.

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can i just say thank you to you for being so help ful with everything

thank you big time
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Glad I could help!
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Do you have any other computer or maybe even get a friend to lend you his/her GC and see if that works?
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no we have justed moved. my best mate use to help me with all this stuff now i have to try to figure it all myself
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Is he close to were you now live?
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no he lives about 3500 km away. i finally got to do the individual memoery test on both sticks and they both came back with errors. so i am in the processes of purchasing some new ram and then hopefully the problem will be fixed. if not i will post again
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