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CRC errors and problems with .cab files


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I dont know why but for some reason i am having problems with CRC errors when i try to install things from a CD and when i try to install programs which use large .cab files which i downloaded i also get errors.
Can somebody please help me and tell me how to get around this problem.
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Welcome watersa8 <_<

Start by testing your memory. Memtest86 is a free memory testing program that loads from a bootable floppy:
http://www.memtest86.com/
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Thanks i think that the problem is with the memory.
I couldnt get the memtest86 to work becasue i arnt currently running Linux. So i used the windows memory testing function and it found errors with every test i left it to do about 5000 checks and it only ogt about 7 back correct. I have mandrake 10.0 on disk and ill install it and then set up the memtest86 anyway because from what i can gather its a better tool.
Would the best vourse be to just replace my ram now?
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Would the best course be to just replace my ram now?

<_< Yes.

If you have more than one stick of RAM, check them one at a time. You'll probably just need to replace one.
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Thanks much better
It was just one of my sticks
I was running 2 256mb but now ones gone will it be ok if i mix it so that i have a 256mb and a 512mb?
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Can you give us some details about your system?

This isn't a problem with most systems, but some dual channel motherboards perform best when memory is paired.
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Digs through pile of manuals......
My motherboard is a V266A Made by Motherboard
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I was running 2 256mb but now ones gone will it be ok if i mix it so that i have a 256mb and a 512mb?

No problem <_<
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