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I think my RAM is Dead T_T


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Navillus

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I was having problems with my Pc restarting itself normaly followed by the Bluescreen (just suddenly started doing it for no apparent reason O.o)

i got:

160GB HD
1GB RAM (think its kinda dead)
Nvidia Geforce 6600.
300W Psu

i run Memtest86 earlier for 4 hours it came up with 5000+ errors. but is Memtest86 really that reliable or should i be looking at something else wrong?

Thanks for taking time to read. :tazz:
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Yes, memtest IS usually that reliable.
If you have more than one stick of ram in the system though, I suggest you test them individually (make sure the stick being tested is in slot 1 & remove the others).
If memtest reports errors on only one module, then replace that module. If you get errors on every module, then retest them individually but use the second memory socket instead of the first.
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Right, thanks.

I Will set up Memtest on One of the RAM sticks overnight then during the day tomorrow ill do the other one, the strange thing is this only started happening after i bought a new MOBO and Processor.

Oh by the way would installing a new mobo / processor effect my RAM in anyway(unless it was manhandled) and does the manufactorer make a difference (as it says in my Mobo manual that i should only use the manufactorers that they have tested)

Edited by Navillus, 25 August 2005 - 05:41 PM.

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Hi,

Thats very hard to answer with out knowing your full system specs so please list them, I am sure Samm needs to know them to help you.

Rick
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Hi,

Thats very hard to answer with out knowing your full system specs so please list them, I am sure Samm needs to know them to help you.

Rick

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It would help, yeah. Cheers Doby!
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