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Old 12-11-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Major problems

Hey guys, ive been having a lotta problems lately, and i dont know whatsup.

I had windows xp, it was acting up and running slowly, so i decided to install windows 7 (legitimate copy)

It kept freezing during installation, so i took a stick of ram out (i have two 512's) and it installed fine. I have since checked my ram, and both run the exact same.

I have been getting a lot of BSOD's, and for some reason, a lot of installers dont run. Itunes installation, for example, wont run at all. I double click it, and nothing happens.

SUPER converter as well. I click it, and nothing happens.
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Sound's like your RAM is going bad.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Run memtest and eliminate the bad stick. ram is pretty cheap as im expecting yours is DDR2. you can pick up a gig and win 7 will run a whole lot better
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I would also look into a BIOS update as well. I've seen a few cases where something goes haywire in how the system allocates memory when more than one stick is plugged in and that might fix it.
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Thats actually true, update your BIOS if possible then run memtest
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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I have run memtest, but I don;t know how to interpret the results...

I have run it three times, and each time it comes with differant results, sometimes it runs tests that didnt even show up the first couple of times
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My moneys on the BIOS. Download the newest version for your motherboard and flash it.
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The latest drivers for my bios are from 2006
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Even if that's the latest, it's most likely newer than what you have installed. Try it out and see what happens.
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