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Old 09-16-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Ok, my built computer restarts randomly, and i think its usually when im browsing the internet. I found out it wasnt any of my temps, it wasnt my PSU, I tried doing that memtest86 or whatever. It took the whole night, and when it was done it said it had done 16 tests. Obviously the program didnt clearly state if i had a problem with my memory. I need help, maybe if someone could walk me through the memtest and how to read what its telling me, that would be awesome.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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Im almost positive its either your RAM or graphics card; thats what it was for me and I had that exact problem. Try putting in different parts (one at a time). First take some RAM from a PC that works and see if the problem continues, then do same with vid card
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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i dont think i have any spare RAM modules lying anywhere
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:18 AM   #4
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>>>> http://hcidesign.com/memtest/support.html

i put in a lnk for support for using memtest
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:25 AM   #5
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i had this same problem... my old psu was either not powerful enough, or it was faulty. a new psu fixed my problem. Otherwise, it sounds as if it could be the ram or graphics card.
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:54 PM   #6
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i ran the memtest a few times, and it was fine, then i ran it again and after 30 seconds my computer restarted? Before i open up my computer to take one out and try it again, can somebody tell me if its really my memory?
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take it apart, put in only the needed part to boot, graphics card (use onboard if you have it, CPU and fan, 1 stick of RAM, see if the problem exists, if so swap RAM sticks. If your computer rebooted itself during memtest chances are you have a bad stick, or one going bad
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How do you know it wasnt ya PSU, how have ya tested it? What wattage is it and what are ya system specs.
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