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September 15, 2009 3:07:07 AM

So I am using vista 64bit so I can get full use of my memory but it seems to be screwing up. My internet browser is slow and some pages don't load and when I close it and reopen it always says I have one open already so I always have to end task it. The system just doesnt seem to run like how it should. Just wondering if I go back to 32bit if I will still have a good system even though i will be losing a lot of my memory??? just rather have 32bit and not having my system bugging out.


Well here's my system built it like 6 months ago.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10000 RPM

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Pioneer Black Blu-Ray Reader and 12X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

ASUS P6T Deluxe/OC Palm LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 3:20:39 AM

The problem is not your OS. More like a corrupted registry or a virus. You didn't list what browser you are using. perhaps it's one that is not compatible with 64-bit.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 3:27:57 AM

Wow, a little overkill on the PSU don't you think?

^ +1....The browser you are using would help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 5:05:58 AM

I agree with the above. Downgrading to a 32-bit OS would be a big mistake on that build. The problems you're experiencing have nothing to do with a 64-bit OS. There are a number of things that could possibly be wrong with your system. Your CPU could be overheating and throttling to prevent damage. What are your idle and load CPU temps? You could be having RAM problems. Did you manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to the recommended specs in the BIOS? Did you run Memtest86+ overnight to test for RAM errors? Did you do a fresh install of your OS on your new system, or did you move the HD from another system? Are any of your components overclocked?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 3:53:48 PM

I'd stay away from IE8 anyway. I've seen a lot of people having issues with it. Personally, I like Firefox, but IE7 isn't bad.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 5:01:22 PM

Recently Ive been getting alot of java errors in both firefox and ei8 on both my work XP system and home Vista 64. I have also been getting java automatic updates every few days. Is something going on with the latest java update?
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September 15, 2009 5:25:13 PM

OK so here are the info your asking for, I am using firefox, not sure how to get the idle and load cpu temps. I did not set the ram manually just popped them in, not great with the BIOS so didnt want to mess around in it. I dont have memtest86 and I did install a fresh copy of the OS. and no none of my components are overclocked.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2009 5:37:06 PM

I would start off by running Memtest86+ to test for RAM errors. You can download it at www.memtest.org.

The BIOS should show you your idle CPU temp. You can also download a number of software suites that monitor system temps. Take your pick.

realtemp
coretemp
speedfan

I, personally, use speedfan.
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September 16, 2009 1:55:45 AM

there are alot of diff downloads for memtest 86 which one should i pick.

Speedfan says my CPU is at 34C at idle
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 16, 2009 3:29:41 PM

laserpp said:
there are alot of diff downloads for memtest 86 which one should i pick.

That depends entirely on how you intend to use Memtest. All the different downloads just give you options. Start off by clicking on the "Download (Pre-built & ISOs)" link. If you want to burn an ISO image to a CD, use the "Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)". If you want to use a USB thumb drive, use the "Download - Pre-Compiled EXE file for USB Key (Pure DOS)". If you want to use a floppy disk, use the "Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)".
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September 16, 2009 3:43:53 PM

ok say i wanna do the cd one, I downloaded the file and it unzips giving me one file (memtest86+ -2.11.iso) Do i burn this one file to a cd? and if so what i do after that?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 16, 2009 3:49:45 PM

You can't just copy the ISO file to a disk. You have to use software designed for burning ISO images. A Google search for "free iso image burning software" will give you a ton of options if you don't already have any software that will burn the ISO image to a disk.
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September 16, 2009 8:53:47 PM

ok i burnt the iso to a cd
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 16, 2009 8:57:29 PM

OK...Are you asking what to do next? You'll need to make sure your optical drive is set up as the first boot device and boot from the new Memtest86+ CD. It should boot from the CD and start the memory test.
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September 16, 2009 11:58:19 PM

Ok did it said it passed no errors
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