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Old 10-29-2006, 06:18 AM   #11
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ah i'll have a look in the event veiwer (once i find it) and it still happens with just the 512. The 1 gig doesnt work by itself in any slots

Thx so far guys
well then the chances are that the 1gb stick is broken.
If u only have the 512 in does the problem still occur? U could also try running memtest, it's a good way of checking if the ram is okay. It won't tell u which stick is broken, but it will tell u if there is a problem with the ram.
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:20 AM   #12
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the 1 gig stick was like that from the shop, i thought it must be imcompatible with the mobo and thats why it only works with the 512 mb stick in as well, where do i get mem test?

And could that first error above, be causing my pc to just crash?
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Right lets get ya Ram tested. Go here download this and run it. Might not be ya RAM but its better to rule it out. Dont bother testing the 1Gb coz its probably toast
http://www.memtest86.com/
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where do i get mem test?
I must have read ya mind lol
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:29 AM   #15
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yeh you pretty much did, erm 2 problems, 1st i dont have a floppy drive, 2nd im running windows, and it doesnt have windows instructions

Suggestions? :P
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yeh you pretty much did, erm 2 problems, 1st i dont have a floppy drive, 2nd im running windows, and it doesnt have windows instructions

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Download the cd rom ISO, copy it to a cd with something like nero, and boot up from it. You run from DOS not windows
http://www.memtest86.com/#download0
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http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html

that is also a good memtest. U can run that in windows so u don't need to boot from a floppy or cd.
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im to stupid to burn a ISO and i dont have nero so i'll give the 2nd one a shot, thx guys
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OK i let it go for 40 minutes and there was no errors

what to try next?
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OK i let it go for 40 minutes and there was no errors

what to try next?
Well i would try it overnight, and preferably with a DOS based tester coz i think their more reliable. Might be worth testing ya harddrive aswell, with a diagnostic tool from the manufacturers website, but thats another thing that needs booted into DOS
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