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Old 01-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #21
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I passed the first test, i'm doing the extended one right now, 1hour!! lol
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #22
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waiting sucks lol
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #23
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Don't rule out faulty memory. You can download a program called Memtest86+. It will fully test your installed memory. They have versions for both a bootable floppy or CD.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:51 PM   #24
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well, if the ram was faulty wouldn't the game be really laggy? CS 1.6 just gets split second freezes every so often not lots of lag
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:52 PM   #25
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It's worth doing a test though. Memtest is a great program, definitely try it if only to rule out the memory as being faulty.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:55 PM   #26
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I was looking at the site and is it a program, I don't know what to do lol i'm not computer savvy What do i do? I have windows xp 32 bit
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Click on the "Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)" link. These are the instructions from their FAQ on using it:
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* Run from CD

Memtest86+ is directly executable by any modern x86 compatible machine,
by writing the iso to a CD one can boot from the CD to run memtest.

Simply download the appropriate package, the Download - Pre-Compiled
Bootable ISO (.gz) for Linux users and the Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO
(.zip) for Windows users.

For Windows, unzip the package into a directory like C:\memtest. You will
now see a file called memtest86+-1.xx.iso in this directory. You will
need to burn this file to a CD with a CD recording program. Do note
however that you should not make a regular data CD on which you for
instance write your text documents and holiday photographs. Instead the
iso file is a so called image of a CD, it is a direct copy of a CD. Your
CD recording program will most likely have a feature called burn image or
something to that effect which you should use to burn the CD. Do NOT under
any circumstances select to create a bootable CD. The memtest ISO image is
already bootable. You need NOT create a new CD, you need to burn a CD
image. Usually you can simply double click the iso file in the Windows
explorer which will start your CD burning application and prompt you to
burn the CD.

When the burning is completed your drive will most likely have ejected the
CD and you should have a bootable memtest86+ CD. To run the test directly
reinsert the CD and reboot your machine.

Your machine should now boot from the CD, display the word Loading
folowed by a series of periods and then show a screen much like the
screenshots on the memtest86+ web page. The test is automatically
started.

If your machine simply boots back into Windows/Linux you will most likely
have to configure your BIOS to attempt to boot from CD-ROM drive on
startup, refer to your computer's/mainboard's manual how to do this.

When you are done testing simply remove the CD and reset your computer,
if ever you want to execute the test again simply reinsert the CD and
reboot/start your computer.
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You burn it to a CD, and you have to "boot to the CD". Basically, instead of running Windows, the computer will run this program. So Memtest is entirely separate from Windows.

To boot to the CD, make sure you leave the CD in the drive, then reboot the computer. It should go into memtest. If it doesn't, then you have to change your boot order.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:11 PM   #29
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oh, I am at college right now, I have no blank cds

is there any other way to check for corrupt ram?
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:27 PM   #30
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Well, I just got the green light from my parents to buy a new hard drive, should I go ahead and buy it. Take the risk, I don't now what would be wrong with my RAM, how would that make little skips in game?
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