Originally Posted by Makaveli213
MemTest86 is one that you burn to a CD and boot with that CD in the tray. From there you run it. From what i see of MemTest is that it is just a app that runs from within Windows. If Windows is accessing the Memory then it cant check it. So that would show why you got now errors.
With MemTest86 you boot to it and it runs with nothign else running. Which means it can test every part of the RAM.
Is this your XP or Vista machine??
Thank you. My mistake. I just burned the memtest86 as you said, turned my computer off, then booted from the DVD drive and the test began exactly as you have stated.
Sorry, I misunderstood how to do this test and just had memtest running for 12 hours last night, but not from the bootable disc as you said.
I will do it again tonight, then post the results.
BTW-do you think this problem is truly solvable without my having to uninstall everything, reinstall windows xp pro, and start from square one again? I am feelin' kind of discouraged right now because I have spent over 30 hours trying to get this new rig up and running smoothly. And yes, it is an XP pro.
I am so tempted right now to purchase the HP a6177c Refurbished (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6550, 2GB, 400GB, Vista Premium) from Fry's. It looks like a super deal. What do you think?
FRYS.com #: 5460019
To be totally honest with you, I am in no financial condition to do so, but I've been dreaming about it because the Fry's deal seemed to be able to meet each of the needs I have.
If only I could get this present system to stabilize...this $294 new build should be able to do the trick!
It's me, not-so-fast-freddy