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Hi,

 

first off, I'm a novice PC builder so please bear with me.

 

I think I have a bad mem module (512mb VS ddr 333) as I recently started having trouble with a machine that's been running flawlessly for almost a year.

 

About 2 months ago I suddenly started having intermittent reboots. Sometimes very quickly after startup, sometimes not for hours. Today, I've been running Memtest for hours with no shutdown/reboot issues. When I start Windows XP Pro, it will fail eventually, regardless of the application.

 

Before I had any trouble, I installed an ATI TV Wonder Pro PCI card and if memory serves, my problems started shortly thereafter, but not right away. I did uninstall the card and all related software since then.

 

I've run Memtest 86+ and it Halts (Unexpected Interrupt) during Test 7. It gives a great deal of info listed in red, including Type: Inv_Op, PC: 00000000, CS: 00000010, Eflag: 00010097, and then goes on to list a bunch of other stuff under Stack:.

 

Don't know what else to do at this point.

 

Any ideas?

 

If the RAM guy is out there, my case number is 187597.

 

Thanks!

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