I have been having issue with my PC for quite some time. It crashes, and upon restart it often "forgets" stuff and has missing stuff so I have to constantly use the restore feature... untill finally that stops working. Then I clean install again... and start all over.
To date I have never been able to solve it. But I recently upgraded to windows 7 and it asked me to perform a memory test on restart. After the test it rebooted and said I have a memory problem.
That is all. lol.
Now I have 4 sticks of crucial ballistix overclocking memory in my mobo.. and the memory is speed rated much higher than the stock mobo runs it.
My biggest question is should I simple purchase 4 totally new sticks ??? and upgrade from 4gig to 8 gig ???
Or should I just replace the bad stick ???
and MOST IMPORTANT- How do I know which stick is bad?????
Is there a test program I can use to test my memory ???
Help me solve and trouble shoot this problem.
I am fed up with this and have a new SSD drive coming (vertex2 120gig)
So I plan a clean install on that of windows 7 64bit, and fixing this memory problem now is what I need to do all at the same time so I can enjoy crash free computing.
Happy Holidays to everyone (especially those who help me fix this!!!)