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Kalo93

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Ok, before i whiped my computer, my computer was crashing, randomly..

i have whiped my computer just now, installed a few things i needed such as service pack 2.

i was about to play runescape and my computer just froze..
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Random crashes can come from memory.
Here links for a Memory Test

Click this for a guide to using Memtest

Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible

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random system hangs or sudden reboots without any STOP errors can be caused by a bad video driver
OR video hardware acceleration settings set too high ...
Overclocking can cause these problems as well..
if your not overclocking...

try turning down the Hardware Acceleration settings in the Display Properties or replacing the video drivers ...

i have whiped my computer just now, installed a few things


what does this mean...?????
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well i dont know what people here call it, but basically, i ran my windows xp disk from startup, formatted it, and re-installed xp, so all my things are deleted.

also, can you explain how to turn down my acceleration or whatever.


EDIT: Oh nevermind, i found the acceleration thing, i turned it down to none, and it said only use it if your computer stops responding.

so yeah, thats basically wot comp is doing, not responding

Edited by Kalo93, 23 August 2008 - 01:14 PM.

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still crashing, any other ideas?



Edit:

Random crashes can come from memory.
Here links for a Memory Test

Click this for a guide to using Memtest

Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible

Regards,
Olrik


I looked at the guide, i dont understand it..

Edited by Kalo93, 23 August 2008 - 02:35 PM.

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any help?
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burn the memtest.iso to cd ..
set your computer to boot from the cd drive first...
put the memtest cd in your cd drive...
reboot
memtest will run until you press the ESC key...
let it run for at least 2 hours...if you get any errors during that run ...the ram will have to be replaced
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