Originally posted by Crusader878
I decided to search again and see if maybe any components were loose or cloged. Everything was fine, however, the RAM was filthy. So I cleaned it out and fired up the computer.
The computer booted normally and lasted about 12 hours before it went blank again. I'm guessing that maybe the RAM is no good. Does this sound accurate? I don't want to have to buy RAM if I don't need to.
Another thing is the Heatsink fan. At first when I turn on the computer (whether it boots normally or not) it makes a noise then goes silent. The fan seems to work though, cause it spins and looks ok. But I don't know much about that.
And if I do have to buy RAM, is Kingston a good reliable brand?
Thanks again guys.
yes this definitely looks like a ram problem. what type of ram is this and how old is it? The heatsink fan is probably slowing down because of a SMART FAN setting in the bios, or something similar to that. As long as it is spinning, then you should be fine.
Yes, kingston is a reliable brand, but i wouldn't recommend it if you are OCing.