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Needs Help, BAD RAM or SOMETHING ELSE?


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Razaille

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Ok first off, this computer is freshly re-installed with windows xp home ed. Why i did that? because before i re-installed it, it keeps crashing and reporting to close some programs, and terminate programs with warnings that state "memory at *add computer language here* cannot be written/read" keep appearing. So yes i freshly re-installed and I still get them, and when it crashes it has an error report popping out, saying "The system has recovered from a serious error". One time i sent that error report and it mentions something about a bad memory module so i downloaded and burned the program from microsoft that starts upon booting, which i think tests memory and last time i remembered theres some of the tests that failed. Help me guys what should I do? What I need to buy/replace if theres any. I'm attaching my computer specs with this forum post. HELP ME OUT GUYS!! thanks!! I really appreciate it!

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Edited by Razaille, 25 May 2005 - 09:43 PM.

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Either your RAM or hard disk could be failing. You've done a RAM test which reported errors apparently. Ok, now just to be quite sure it's not also the hard disk, go to the website of the manufacturer of the disk and see if they have a diagnostic or testing tool you can download and run (maxtor and seagate have cos I've used them). If the disk test passes, then I should remove one stick of ram and see if the problems have gone. If they haven't, put that stick of RAM back and remove the other one to see if that makes a difference. Of course, you will notice a drop in performance with less RAM, but ignore that and use your PC for while to see if it's working without serious errors.
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Ok thanks for those diagnostic tips i should do, so to confirm, ITS NOT MOTHERBOARD RELATED? coz my dad might go buy a motherboard just for the sh*t of it thinking its the one failing. Well il go do those and report back thanks a ton!
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