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Old 07-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Memtest86 Reboots Computer

Ok so I've been experiencing some random crashes so I decided to run memtest86 to see if the memory might be responsible. I have an AMD Phenom II X3 720 and 4gb of OCZ Reaper RAM.

1 or 2 seconds into memtest, the machine immediately turns of and starts rebooting. I read somewhere that a bug in some BIOS's involving Legacy USB Devices would cause this to happen, but I disabled that feature and that didnt change anything.

Everything is at stock speeds. Memory clocks are at auto. I tried manually setting the memory to 400 and 533 but this didn't make a difference.

The crashes usually occur while watching videos or gaming, if this makes a difference. I originally thought the graphics card was the problem but was going to test the memory just in case.

I'd really appreciate any help with this.

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Which Memtest did you use? 86+?

It sounds like you have a bad module(s) there somewhere, do you have 2*2GB? Test them one at a time to see if you can isolate the culprit

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Old 07-25-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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Which revision of MemTest 86 DOS did you use? 3.5 scanned 4Gb of memory in about 3 seconds and rebooted my computer. 3.4a scanned correctly and tested my memory properly. If you aren't using MemTest86 DOS, I suggest you do and use 3.4a.
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