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Nixu

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Hi!

I built a new system two weeks ago and it ran fine till last wednesday. When I booted my computer Windows was starting slower than normally. First I tought that it's was only Windows lagging, but when I started Far Cry the computer crashed and rebooted. I still tought that is was Windows and I tried to re-install it. But after the Windows installer copied the required files to my hard drive and rebooted, my computer got a disk read error. I decided to run some hard drive diagnostic programs to see if my hard drive had bad sectors. No, I didn't have any bad sectors. Then I decided to run memtest86+ and I got two errors. And yesterday when I wanted to check each memory separately (I have two A-Data 2GB 800MHz 5-5-5-18), I put my memtest86+ cd to my cd/dvd drive and tried to boot it, but it got stuck to the "Boot from Cd :"-screen.

My computer specs:
Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, G0 stepping
Memory: two A-Data 2GB 800MHz 5-5-5-18
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB SATA II
Graphics Card: some nVidia 6200 (temporarily)
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try removing 1 stick of ram and retest with memtest...no errors its the other stick thats bad..any errors at all swap the sticks and retest...
some mobo's require that if only using 1 stick it be in a particular slot...check for this in the mobo manual
example...asus A8N-E requires that if only 1 stick of ram it has to be in slot B1

Edited by happyrck, 02 February 2008 - 09:15 AM.

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try removing 1 stick of ram and retest with memtest...no errors its the other stick thats bad..any errors at all swap the sticks and retest...
some mobo's require that if only using 1 stick it be in a particular slot...check for this in the mobo manual
example...asus A8N-E requires that if only 1 stick of ram it has to be in slot B1


I tried to boot the memtest86+ cd with one ram stick at the time and also tried them in each DIMM slot, but it didn't boot. Could my mobo be dead?
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OK, I borrowed one of my friends ram sticks to test if my computer would work with it, but it didn't. So is my motherboard broken?

[EDIT]
I remove my hard drive from my computer and it booted fine. I'm going to RMA my hard drive and get a new one.

Edited by Nixu, 04 February 2008 - 02:24 PM.

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