odd memory problem
Ok. Here's the deal. My specs: AMD 64 3200, Gigabyte GA-K8N-PRO (2.5v DIMM voltage) Motherboard, RADEON X800 PRO, 120GB HD, Vista Business. My dilemma. I have 3 DIMM slots on my motherboard. When I bought my computer it came with x2 512MB RAM modules running dual channel. Later on I decide to upgrade. So I scrapped the 2 512 modules and replaced them with two 1GB modules (Kingston Value 2.6v) and ever since then I have had this problem. I can use my computer normally with no problems. Though when I start to multi task my computer sometimes will freeze and go to the Blank Blue Screen of Death or just freeze all together and make a redundant aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noise. I can not play any of my games. World of Warcraft, Half-Life 2, and Counter-Strike Source all have the same problem. They will let me play for around 10-15 minutes and then freeze or crash to desktop with a respected memory error. So my problem that needs to be diagnosed is that I can not multi task or play games without my computer crashing. I know it has to due with memory because WoW gives a generalized memory error and so does Counter-Strike. Well you're thinking this problem can be easily fixed with new memory right? No, read on. So I opt to run memtest86. I have 5 1GB modules; 1GB Kingston value stick (2.6v) that's a year old, 1GB Kingston value stick (2.6v) that is new, another 1Gb Kingston Value stick (2.6v) that is new, 1GB A-Data Value stick (2.5v), and a 1GB A-Data Value stick (2.5v). I have updated my video drivers, updated sound drivers, updated BIOS correctly, checked to see if Directx was up to date, and ran memtest86. For each of my 5 completely different 1GB RAM Modules memtest86 ALWAYS starts to show errors during test 7 at 21% of the first pass. How is this possible? Are all of my memory modules bad at the same exact spot? I mean, I'm in a brain fart people. I can not conceive of what is happening for them to start showing errors at the EXACT same time. So I have concluded that there is something wrong with my hardware somewhere. I am sorry that this is so long. I can not explain this good enough for it to be any shorter. So please, If you know of ANYTHING that could possibly be wrong PLEASE give me info. I am sooooooo desperate right now. Thank you.