inti Posted March 30, 2005 Share Posted March 30, 2005 I have a pair of 512 meg pc2700 Corsair sticks of DDR RAM installed in my PC which were purchased back in 2002 from outpost.com, anyway lately while playing games, my PC started hard locking and blue screening until finally it completely failed to restart. I started pulling hardware out, removing anything that is unnecesary for system POST, it wasn't until I removed one of the memory sticks that the PC started up once again. I then swapped sticks once again and sure enough, the bios wouldn't even load. Upon closer inspection, I notice a sort of buzzing or whirring coming from the memory stick. The other stick of RAM still gets me to Windows XP and I can use the PC for a while before it'll lock up or blue screen, particularly during gaming. Normally I would attribute the problem to heat but took some time running a monitor in the background and temperatures were fine. The 2 sticks in question have "XMS" written on it, they also have a sticker with the following written on them: CMX512-2700C2 XMS2700v1.1 021529 Both have black heat spreaders on them. My PC is running an AMD 2600+ Athlon XP processor. The motherboard is an Asus A7N8X-E which is an Nforce 2 based board. The BIOS is the latest version as of this writing. Everything in the BIOS is set to its defaults and the system is running with the "Optimal" performance option. I'm running Windows XP SP2, these are the contents of the events in question in event viewer: Error code 10000050, parameter1 e400784e, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 f79be92c, parameter4 00000002. Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf801530, parameter3 ecb34c68, parameter4 00000000. The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x10000050 (0xe400784e, 0x00000000, 0xf79be92c, 0x00000002). The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbf801530, 0xecb34c68, 0x00000000). Those are when the PC has blue screened, Windows doesn't seem to place an event when the PC hard locks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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