Darkhorse_27 Posted December 11, 2004 Share Posted December 11, 2004 Well I have been told this is the place to come if I am having trouble so here goes. I bought 2 sticks of matched Corsair XMS memory (512x2 2-2-2-5) from Newegg on the 9th of September for my new system (full specs here: http://www.tgupdate.com/sissoftresults.html). Shortly after putting the sytem together, I began experiencing some random restarts and various game crashes........it was only every now and then at first but is now a frequent occurance mabye 2 or 3 times a day. The restarts also seem to be totally random (During any and every game....while sufring the web...even while the machine is just sitting there doing nothin special). I have swapped out many components (I own 11 other machines so spare parts are abundant) and still was having the same trouble. I had pretty much tried everything cept the mobo, memory and CPU. A bud suggested I try running memtest to see how the memory was. Well I ran it last eve and it came up with 78 errors! I then tried pulling one stick out and running it again with just one stick (to see if maybe only one stick was having trouble) and it came up with about 50. So today I pulled the memory and popped in 2 512 sticks of XMS from another machine (but this stuff is 2-2-2-6 instead of 5). I have now been playin various games and runnin the occasional 3Dmark and haven’t had a crash since (bout 10 hours so far). So I am pretty sure I have some bad modules. They have never been Oced in any way and as far as software, all of the drivers and other software on the machine is up to date as of last Monday (I did a complete format of the Hard Drive last week just to rule out anything there.) So…um…what do I do now? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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