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Old 08-24-2005, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rebooting Problem

When i first built my comp, i used two sticks of 512mb PNY Bravo DDR Ram and it was working fine for couple of months and then i started getting random reboots and freezing. I took out one stick and used only 1 stick of 512 ram and it worked fine again for a month. Then started same problem again. I tried running memtest86+ and it cant run. I get symbols and numbers and letters that just fill up the screen. I tryed the ram in all different slots. Neither stick works solo or together. I also tried running my comp in safemode and once i get into windows i get the blue screen of death. I can used my comp as long as i dont put too much stess by playing games or anything. ANd still it will sometimes reboot and freeze. I also updated all my drivers and software still had problems.

What can be the poroblem? bad ram?

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Old 08-25-2005, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like bad RAM, but 2 sticks going - hmmm Jon is suspicious.

Try running some mobo tests or testing your PSU as the voltages could be bad somewhere and RAM is sensitive to that sort of thing.

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Old 08-25-2005, 08:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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does sound like bad ram. two sticks is unlikely but definitely not unheard of.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what wattage is your PSU?
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