Another thing, I think my 2nd slot is broken. After using this for 2-3 years, my computer wouldn't turn on and took me a while to figure out that if there is a memory stick in it, then 99% of the time you will not hear the boot up beep. I then took the 2nd slot memory stick to the 3rd one.
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Sounds like a RAM issue. Have you ran Memtest86 on your machine? What type of RAM are you using?
I don't believe you do. Check Step 10 of the "Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC" sticky for a link.
my temp says 64-65 C low to 69 C high load 100%
Those are a little high, but not high enough to cause a crash...
i see. then i guess i should do the memtest86? still a little lost on how to do it..
Go to http://www.memtest.org/ . Download the "Pre-Compiled Bootabel ISO". Burn it to a CD. Then restart the computer. Enter BIOS, and change the boot order to boot from the CD drive first. Then restart and let it work.
and its at 53 C without prime95 running
I don't think you have a temp issue. It's high, but shouldn't be cause a BSOD. Perhaps some throttling, but I wouldn't guess BSOD. Memtest is free, and I'd bet you got a bad slot or stick in there.
well i did that but it didnt read the cd. yes i did the bot order etc. was it suppose to extract the Pre-Compiled Bootabel ISO. then burn it?
Yes. It needs to be a straight .iso, not an archive.
damn. thats what i thought. i guess i'll have to do it tmrw. used the last cd and it wasnt cd-rw. how long is the test usually?
It's all up to you, but I usually let it run overnight.
yeah i did this for almost an hour and did 2 pass with 0 errors.
Its better to let it run longer than an hour. Usually that isn't enough time for thorough testing.
okay. will do it overnight and will let you guys know