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Old 09-14-2004, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer keeps shutting down after a short time, i checked tempearture.....it's ok, scanned for viruses and worms.....there are none, then i ran the Microsoft Memory Diagnostics Test and one of the tests failed so in order to isloate the problem i proceeded to test each RAM module (i have 2 256MB modules) and both modules passed the test.....and they system runs fine when i only have one module in

any idea what the problem is? could it just be that the 2 modules are having some sort of conflict?

thanks in advance

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kinda ram do you have.. just curious

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What are your specs and what OS are u running????
>>AMD Athlon64 3500+ *NewCastle*
>>1gb Corsair XMS TwinX 3200XLPRO
>>256mb Saphire Radeon X800PRO
>>160gb Maxtor Hard Disk
>>52X Plextor CDRW
>>12x Plextor DVD-R
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>>Creative Labs Gigaworks 7.1
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is the two ram same brand, speed???
Or did u brought the 2 ram together?

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Old 09-15-2004, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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they're both PC133 RAM...each 256MB...one is NEC brand...and i can't find a brand-name on the other one the only marking is a "V+"


Windows ME OS
Creative 6630E DVD-ROM Drive
Yamaha 2200E CD-RW Drive
40GB Generic HDD
Radeon 7000 Video adapter
Lucent Winmodem
Athlon AMD 1Gb CPU

...not sure of the motherboard brand or model......if you think it might help, i can open the case and tell you

thanks for any help any of you may be able to provide
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Heh, sounds familiar my my own problem (http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=27868)...

When you say your computer keeps shutting down, do you mean you're getting BSD's (blue screen errors a.k.a the Blue Screen of Death)?

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