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Hello think i have memory problems


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j0hnnyl4w

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I'm new to building so bare with me on this lol. :)

Here's what I got:

Mobo:

XFX MBN790IUL9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard

HD:

Maxtor S TM3750330AS SCSI 750 gig

Vid card:

XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition Extreme 512MB 256-bit DDR3 640MHz PCI-E Dual DVI/TV

CPU:

Intel Core 2 quad q9450 @ 2.66 ghz

PSU:

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 115/ 230 V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC

RAM:

4GB (2 x 2GB) / DDR3 PC3-10666 / Enhanced Latency DIMM Kit / CL-9-9-9-24 / Patriot Extreme Performance / PDC34G1333ELK

Now the problems.

Whenever i do anything beyond the bare minimal, I lock up. It mostly occurs when I play games (cod4, css, crysis) but also on low end games (warrock). I have tried running memtest with no success. It will just freeze my computer at random times. What do I do?

Thanks in advance for help.
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Hi j0hnnyl4w

Sounds like a driver problem to me.

What driver version are you using
for your Card?


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GeForce Release 175 WHQL
Version: 175.16
Release Date: May 16, 2008
Operating System: Windows Vista 32-bit

I got this one after the disk install that came w/ the card via the nvidia update prog.
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O ya forgot to add.

Case is a Cooler Master Cosmos, and a Zalman CNPS9300 AT heatsink/fan on the cpu.

Also after crashes i have jumped straight into bios and temps are all fine.
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I assume you just installed the update from Nvidia on top
of the existing driver.

Download Driver Cleaner Pro.

Remove all your GF drivers.
Then install the new update.

If you can download the driver to desktop, that
would be preferred above auto-updating.

See how it goes.

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on it thank you sir lets see what happens.
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Remember to read how to use the tool!

You should uninstall the drivers via add/remove, then reboot.
Now use the driver cleaner to remove anything left of your drivers.

Install new drivers.


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ya i read all instructions in the read me and followed them step by step.

Just got back up and am trying stuff out. Will post if problem occurs again, it would happen usually no longer then 10 - 15 minutes.
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boom locked up :)

I was in warrock, a very low requirements game, for about 3 minutes then it crashed when i tabbed out to turn on fraps just to see what fps i had (wasn't recording).

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 04:16 AM.

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Hi there,

Just some questions to help us get a better understanding of your system - and hopefully to find the problem!

Whenever i do anything beyond the bare minimal, I lock up.

Just wondering what you mean by the "bare minimal" - is this a reference to overclocking, or your computer usage?

I have tried running memtest with no success.

I'm also wondering what this means - you are unable to get memtest running at all, or it fails the test with errors?

Cheers

Troy
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1.) no Oc'n (yet, got alot of reading to do there) just trying to get it stable. When i say minimal I mean i can boot up fine, firefox around, download install progs.
2.) http://www.memtest86.com/ was recommended to me to check my ram, when i run it i lock up (not errors it just freezes and i have to reset at the tower)

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 04:35 AM.

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Hi again,

This is very interesting, I have not heard of Memtest locking up before. There is one other test I would like you to do, hopefully this one will work. Otherwise we have some serious kind of issue here.

Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool.

To do this, click on the Start Orb > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Memory Diagnostics Tool.

You'll need to allow the UAC prompt that appears. Then select the option that says "Restart now and check for problems".

Your computer will restart, load and run the Windows Memory test, and when it is finished, your computer will reboot again and load back into Vista.

A message will appear, giving you the results of the test.

Post those results in your next reply.

Cheers

Troy
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Hi again,

This is very interesting, I have not heard of Memtest locking up before. There is one other test I would like you to do, hopefully this one will work. Otherwise we have some serious kind of issue here.

Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool.

To do this, click on the Start Orb > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Memory Diagnostics Tool.

You'll need to allow the UAC prompt that appears. Then select the option that says "Restart now and check for problems".

Your computer will restart, load and run the Windows Memory test, and when it is finished, your computer will reboot again and load back into Vista.

A message will appear, giving you the results of the test.

Post those results in your next reply.

Cheers

Troy



hmmmm. did as you said it loaded the test but is still sitting on 0% here 15 minutes later.

(on laptop now)

Edited by j0hnnyl4w, 19 June 2008 - 05:01 AM.

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ya man it locks up.....
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I reseated the ram in the other 2 dimms and ran the memory test again. This time, I got to 24% of the first test and now it locked up again.....
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