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About 2 weeks ago my computer started to crash and freeze at random...

I thought it was because of my old harddrive(that it maybe was corrupt).I tried to format and reinstall windows... but when trying to install the WIN XP again i didn't get the OS installed. So i bought a new HD.... but because of my superior instincts and luck :P

It didn't work either ...

Is there anyone else that has encountered problems like these lately?

Does anybody know what the prob is?

Please hurry and help me ! im dying to get my computer up and running again :S:[pouts:

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Freeze and crash could result by both hardware and software. To properly figure out if the problem is the memory or not, you should run memtest on these modules one at a time and inform me of the results.


Here are the directions you can use to run memtest:


1. Head over to http://www.memtest.org

2. Click on the link labeled "Download (Pre-built & ISOs)"

3. Next click on the link labeled "Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)"

4. Download the software and Unzip the program files

5. Make sure a floppy disk is inserted

6. Run the program, when it asks which drive letter type in "a:"

7. Program should finish writing, reboot off floppy disk

8. Allow memtest to run 2-3 passes

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Hi again!


Yesterday i ran memtest, and several error came up .. i ran the test early today too and now about 165 errors came up :confused:


im going to try to test each of my 512 RAMs separate now .....:sigh!:


btw. what are the settings supposed to be for my ram ?

(my RAM type is "Corsair CMX512-3200C2 PRO XMS3200 5")


-Brage Hult-

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OH ! and you might also want to know that my motherboard is a:

Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP :) (754 socket)


over and out ... by now i am almost finished running the memtest on my first 512 ram and it seems to be flawless :) .. so i guess its the other one that has got some problems

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I have tested both the ram pieces and only 1 works fine.

The one that doesent work wont even boot up my computer :(:


So atm im running with 512mb DDR ram ....:[pouts:


I there any way i can get the other Ram piece changed with a new one??:confused:


-Brage Hult-

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