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Old 03-01-2007, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question for anyone here, about 9 months ago I built a pc. It ran beautiful for seven and a half months until january when I purchased an additional 512 MB of DDR2 RAM memory. While they were purchased seven and a half months apart they are the same brand same part number pretty much identical well about five minutes after installing it into the system I got the first blue screen since building the system. System specs are:

AMD Sempron 3000+ processor
ECS Elitegroup C51GM-M mobo
Nvidia 256 MB PCI Express video card
1 Gb (512 x 2) DDR2 Memory
I TB of hard disc (2x Maxtor 500 GB Drives) (SATA)
NEC DVD/RW Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 bit edition

It has been a nightmare since I put that memory stick in so if anyone could offer any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-01-2007, 03:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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test the stick on it's own in place of the one you were using before to see if it still causes issues. do you know how to use memtest86+?
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok and no I do not know how to use that please explain and I will do it.

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Hi:
Ouch I ran memtest86 for windows 64 bit edition after removing the original chip and ouch it showed 475 errors for all unused RAM. So I am opted to believe that the chip is no good and I return it to the manufacturer for a replacement.

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