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Old 09-02-2010, 09:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If the flash drive shows up in boot order, you have to make it first bootable device.

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, awesome. Last night I actually got the test to start running. There was an automatic download and save to flash drive feature on the site. I had to go to BIOS settings and just enable boot from flash drive or something. The test has been running for about 8 hours. My computer has restarted several times through this process. I don't know if that is normal or not. So far there are no errors.

Hopefully the test diagnoses some bad memory. That's a lot better than having to replace my gpu. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it very much.

*Edit: I never mentioned this, but my GPU VRM gets too around 220 degrees F when running a GPU stability test. I don't know if that is too hot, or if it's normal. I will post my other temperatures as soon as memtest is finished running (if necessary).

Sorry for the double post. Memtest finished a pass and has found no errors. I guess this means that I need a new gpu? I sure hope not.
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Umm, it kept restarting during the test????

That, isn't normal....
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Uh oh. umm, it kept restarting in the beginning. I went to sleep, and checked on it when I woke up. It said that one pass had completed. The wall time was like 8 hours. At the bottom of the screen it said **Pass completed. No erors. Press ESC to restart**

Something along those lines. Should I just start taking RAM out and see if the problem goes away? Thanks for posting man.

**Edit: Could it be because the version that I used doesn't support 4GB of RAM? I downloaded it from http://www.memtest.org/#downiso. I downloaded V 4.10. The download link said "Download - Auto-installer for USB Key (Win 9x/2k/xp/7) *NEW!*"

But if that was the case, the test wouldn't have finished one entire pass, would it? I'm lost here...
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Memtest86+ can run more than 4GB... I would run each stick on its own.
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Ok, will do. I found a thread on another site where several people were having the same issue. Some of them said the issue was fixed by disabling "Write Combining". Some also said that disabling that didn't help. I tried to go through the process of disabling it, but under my troubleshoot tab under advanced display settings, the "Change settings" button is grayed out. And I do have administrator rights to everything on my PC. I guess my display driver doesn't allow for changing those settings.

Either way, I'm going to run the test on the RAM individually. Should I run them all in slot 0? Or keep them in their same slot? Thank all of you for posting and helping me through my troubles. I'd be lost without you guys.

These are some screenshots of other people having the exact same issue that I am having.

http://img208.imageshack.us/f/43479001uf7.jpg/
http://img208.imageshack.us/i/59613538kg8.jpg/
http://img219.imageshack.us/i/90732019nz6.jpg/
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I would run each stick in its normal slot, if it fails, swap a stick that passed earlier into that same slot, just to see if the slot is bad, yes, slots do go bad instead of ram sometimes.



EDIT: just looked at those pics, thats one of two things, and not ram, USUALLY, with blizzard games its driver errors....
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Driver errors..hmm. Like my video card driver? What do you think I should do? I'm running the latest drivers, and I think the problem was still happening with the previous driver. Should I roll back the driver? Glad to hear you don't think it is my RAM. Hopefully it's a driver error that is fixable, and not my GPU.
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Do me a favor, grab HWMonitor, and run that, before you start your game, and let it run while in game, but make sure to quit the game before it crashs, and take a screen shot of what HWMonitor has logged....

Also, re-run those memtests on each individual stick, as it can still be a memory or other hardware issue.
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ok, getting that now. I will run the memtest after doing that.
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