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Supercalifragilistic

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My specs

ASRock P4i65G
Intel Celeron 2.8Ghz
2 x 512MB DDR PC3200 RAM
Albatron 128MB 6600GT
Windows XP SP2

I removed the drivers (used that Nasty File Remover to completely make sure they were gone), then reinstalled with the CD that came with the card. It still kept rebooting, so I booted up my Ubuntu CD and ran memtest which found 40,000 errors before I gave up. Then, I removed the 6600GT and used the onboard one (Intel 65G chipset I think) and ran memtest again. 0 errors. So I put the card back in, rebooted, ran memtest and it got 0 errors. Then, I installed the drivers, and it was working for a bit before it rebooted again, so I ran memtest and it found thousands of errors. I took one of the RAM sticks out, and it seems to be working fine, but it will probably reboot again soon.

Edited by Supercalifragilistic, 02 March 2008 - 03:48 PM.

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First, you don't explain what drivers you removed. After reading the thread twice i think you are talking about the Nvidia drivers. Seldom have i seen a Nvidia card that only works sometimes. I would tehd to think you have a marginal video card and replace it. or part of your memory has a problem. I have seen bad sticks of memory do this. Replacing either or both is the easiest method of troubleshooting.

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I removed one stick, and it seems to be okay. But how should I make sure it's really broken (512mb isn't really enough), because somtimes memtest gave 0 errors, and sometimes it gave thousands.
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Run memtest on one stick at a time and then run it with both. Did this problem start after you added RAM?
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I've had both sticks in my PC for months now with no problems. It seemed to start after I added an AGP graphics card though... but without one RAM stick the GFX card is working fine. When I got 0 errors, and then thousands, it was with both sticks. I'll try one at a time though

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