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Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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I must forgo half the RAM, otherwise computer freezes, hardware issue suspected

I have 8GB of RAM. Debian reports seeing 7.8, Windows about the same. A few months ago I installed Debian dual-boot on my Win7 home machine. At the time I thought it'd be a good idea to open up the ...
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Is there an explanation, why my computer only works with this RAM configuration?

Recently I had a problem with my desktop computer, which was working fine over the last 3 years. The hardware has the following specification: Motherboard: ZOTAC GeForce 9300-ITX [GF9300-I-E] ...
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0answers
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Unpredictable reboots/BSoDs: Bad RAM stick or bad memory controller?

A few weeks ago I made a new build MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard with an i5-4670K, a Cooler Master 500W PSU and only one Patriot Signature 8GB DDR3 RAM stick. Last month everything has been working, ...
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0answers
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which dimm sockets are of the upper 2G?

I have an ASUS motherboard with 4 memory sockets, now with 4G memory. DIMM A1 and DIMM B1, which are yellow. DIMM A2 and DIMM B2, which are black. I have 25 errors in my upper 2G so I want to get ...
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2answers
123 views

Can turning off a computer while an OS is running damage the RAM

The question pretty much says it all. I had a problem with RAM and bought new ones. Theoretically, what else could cause RAM problems that can be avoided?
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319 views

Parted Magic memory test

I have a computer with possible memory (RAM) failure. How can I test this with a Parted Magic live CD? I see that it is advertised on the website partedmagic.com Test memory for bad sectors. I ...
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1answer
135 views

Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless?

Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless? I know it depends on where, so here's a picture: (NOTE: The picture is used only for the sake of clarity, and is in no way identical to mine; for ...
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1answer
270 views

Can the dust cause DDR RAM errors?

After my system has began unstable I have checked its memory using memtest86+ tool. It has found several thousand memory errors. Then I've opened PC case and pulled out the installed 2 DDR2 sticks, ...
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2answers
34 views

8 or 12 gb when dealing with mat

I had a huge problem with my computer BSODying all the time and all the times it seemed to be a memory problem. I have 16 gb RAM (4*4) and checked each of my modules individually with memtest86 and ...
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1answer
306 views

RAM passes memtest, but creates faulty behavior

On the following configuration -Asus Sabertooth X79 -Intel Core i7 3930K -8 of these 8Gb RAM http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl8_ethtool.htm One of these RAM is failing. When I plug it ...
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2answers
861 views

Using rubber to rub contacts of RAM?

The contacts of RAM will oxidize... you know. A little bit of my own experience: So my dad found a stick of RAM (if you're interested, DDR2) and I tried to add it to an old computer (... Pentium ...
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229 views

Overheating RAM, ddr2 motherboard 2 slots

Recently, I bought a new memory stick to speed up my machine, which is the exact product that I have been using. The problem is either of the RAM overheats like after 5 minutes once my computer turns ...
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2answers
2k views

I have been told to accept one error with Memtest86+

Bought a new computer back in August with 4x4 GB RAM. Had problems with the RAM. They sent me four new sticks, which also generated errors. Singled out four sticks (from the eight I now had) that ...
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1answer
96 views

Weird Memory Problems with Memtest86 Results [closed]

I'm having some trouble with one of my memory modules. The unit in question is a GSkill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I started noticing my computer was acting up yesterday when I started getting artifacts ...
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1answer
2k views

New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it, and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up, and put in the graphics card from my old, ...
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0answers
66 views

High RAM after USB port shortcircuit

My Computer was displaying "USB Device Over Current Status" at startup and wouldn't boot. I believed the issue was related to a damaged USB port on the case - potentially shortcircuiting?. I ...
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1answer
80 views

Possible hard drive failure [closed]

If several system processes seem to freeze, while CPU and Memory usage remain low, does this suggest hard drive failure?
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2answers
2k views

Computer keeps restarting

I have a strange problem with my desktop PC. I tried different things to fix it with mixed success. When I turn it on, it displays the BIOS/motherboard logo and then restarts. I can’t access the BIOS ...
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7answers
5k views

Running Windows with defective RAM

Is it possible to run Windows (7, x64) with a defective RAM module? More precisely, is there some way to tell Windows not to allocate a known bad address or block of addresses? For Linux, there is ...
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1answer
1k views

Why are the failing addresses in Memtest86+ higher than my total memory?

Context Feel free to skip this section. I ramble a bit. This is a desktop computer. My motherboard is a MSI P67A-C45. The two memory modules are 4GB DDR3-1333 in DIMM 1 and DIMM 3, dual channel. A ...
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1answer
671 views

Weird RAM Upgrade Experience

I have a laptop, HP EliteBook 8540p having originally 4GB RAM and I've recently bought Corsair Value Select SO-DIMM 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR3 1333 MHz. It fits the required RAM specifications perfectly, ...
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2answers
137 views

RAM card causes text to be scrambled/distorted/randomized

I have two RAM cards in my PC, they worked fine before but after my BIOS being reverted, it's causing the text to be scrambled to something I don't understand. I tried removing one of the cards and ...
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2answers
366 views

Determine what component of my PC is broken

I was playing Skyrim and suddenly the PC froze. I had to reset it by pushing the button. On reboot the display is very weird and I can't figure out what's wrong. My guess would be the graphic card ...
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1answer
117 views

One of my two RAMs is not working now.Is it because I removed it when power wasw on? [closed]

I had problem in my pc that kept hanging n display pixels were set bad. I removed my both RAMs when power was on(pc was shut down). After I reinserted them, one of them works and other is not(it ...
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3answers
2k views

Error installing new RAM, getting 3 beeps (memory error) from motherboard

I have a hardware problem and hope this is the right place. I wanted to add some RAM and I got two kingston 2 GB sticks that I want to install, however, when I seat them and boot up the system I get 3 ...
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1answer
371 views

4 memory modules of the same kind not working?

I am trying to install 2 extra pairs of 2GB on my server, the motherboard is a GA-EP41-UD3L which is said to support up to 8GB and has 4 memory slots. I have 4 memories of 2 GB being all of it: ...
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3answers
654 views

How will single-bit memory error affect Linux?

I'm rebuilding a three-year-old AMD Athlon 5000 system which has an "ASRock NF7G-FullHD" motherboard with 4 memory slots, labeled "DDR2 800", said to have RAM capacity 8GB total. Besides 550W PS and ...
4
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1answer
2k views

ArchLinux - system hangs and becomes unresponsive

I have been having issues with a particular laptop for several weeks. Another one with the same OS and updates is running fine (so I am thinking this is a hardware issue). The system appears to hang ...
2
votes
2answers
227 views

Is my PSU faulty?

My PC has recently started freezing, I've narrowed it down to the following facts (using DDR RAM): 2 modules in Single Channel mode, it takes some hours to freeze. 1 module in Single Channel mode, ...
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1answer
915 views

RAM is loose in slots: replace it or replace motherboard?

I have an ECS mini-ITX (H55H-I) motherboard with Geil DDR3 RAM. I've had it for about a year for an HTPC build, but I haven't used it very much because it's had intermittent problems that I could not ...
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3answers
2k views

Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest

In a new PC I had constantly BSoD. I tracked it down to bad memory modules and took them back to the shop. Specifically the RAM was Corsair. Anyway they said they will do test on memory to confirm. ...
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2answers
8k views

How can I determine which RAM module is failing Memtest86?

One or many of the memory cards out of total 4GB (4x1GB) are failing. The following is memtest progress screenshot. It is always pointing to memory at 19xx MB and 50xx MB. Error bits are always ...
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1answer
142 views

Replacement RAM faulty or something more sinister?

So I am still trying to troubleshoot this issue for my sister. Running memtest threw up a multitude of errors for the RAM so I went through the company (OCZ) and they agreed to replace it. Finally ...