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Ok will try that later I remember doing this last time around. It is the same ram as before and ya I have 2 sticks. So since I have 2 sticks of ram you want me to power down and run my computer on 1 stick for awhile is that correct? Only do memtest if I had on stick of memory?

Edited by cmislin, 09 October 2013 - 03:10 PM.

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Normally I would say yes but lets just skip to the actual memtest. If all passes there then we can figure its not a memory issue.
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So don't pull the 1 ram chip just do a memtest as described earlier?
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Yes test both sticks in the system using memtest and let me know if you get any errors. If there are any then we'll have to test the apart from each other.
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Yes test both sticks in the system using memtest and let me know if you get any errors. If there are any then we'll have to test the apart from each other.

Just to make sure I read ya correctly test each one while the one is pulled out and rinse repeat?
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Nope leave both in together and test them using memtest86.
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ok will do
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17 passes on the ram no errors. I just ran it till I got up. What would you suggest to use to check for spyware and such? I have avg but that's more of antivirus and not spyware recoverable and tracker?
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I can't instruct you on the malware side but I can tell you that MalwareBytes and\or SuperAntiSpyware are two I use.
If you think you may have a infection I can instruct you on going to the malware forum and starting a topic there. One of our Malware techs can then go through your system deeper and look.
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I can't instruct you on the malware side but I can tell you that MalwareBytes and\or SuperAntiSpyware are two I use.
If you think you may have a infection I can instruct you on going to the malware forum and starting a topic there. One of our Malware techs can then go through your system deeper and look.

I don't believe I do just was curious what to use beyond AVG since again its not its major purpose. Are either of those 2 purely for malware and spyware? Because I don't need 2 antivirus software installed?

Edited by cmislin, 10 October 2013 - 02:21 PM.

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There is a difference between AV, Malware and Spyware software. They each search for different definitions. At this moment I use Avast and MalwareBytes on ym system.
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Ok will will run MalwareBytes for spyware malware currently. The other reason I asked if that link for imgburn I think I clicked on the wrong link I ended up getting it off cnet to be sure. So just wanted to make sure its clean. I know avg said now virus and clear but malware spyware wanted to check is all.
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So memory checks out and that means now we have to look at AVG and\or some other software causing the error.
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Ok but was also odd didn't have one in what did I say 8 days or so but before that last one it was like 9-25, 9-26, 9-30, 10-1 then last one 10-9. Ok well of the antivirus that have worked well for me of the free ones AVG has had less issues with blocking my games and such. I know avast never worked well with my computer and I think avira same thing.
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Ok please do the following for me.

Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop...pit/default.asp
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine
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