Hi, as you can see my computer keeps crashing non-stop!. I had windows 7 on it and it kept crashing. I then changed it onto XP Home to if there was any difference and into the third day of having XP it has started crashing to. Therefore it must be a hardware issue i think? the specs to my computer are:
ASUS M4A87TD EVO (90MIBCK0G0EAY0WZ) Motherboard
1 x 4GB Mushkin Silverline #996768 (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
Radeon HD 6850
AMD Black Edition AMD Phenom II X4 955 32 GHz processor
Seagate 320gb Hard drive
on windows 7 it had 4 different types of blue screen. on XP its just freezing completely. it will never freeze for a few seconds, when it freezes then thats it, needs to be reset. the mouse seems to respond with it flashing but everything on the screen is just frozen.
When you get memory errors pull one of the dimms and retest. If it passes, take the good one out and put the other one back in. If it fails return it for exchange. if they both work fine as the only memory dimm then try them both together again. Sometimes re-seating the memory fixes the problem.
Good call fun500 on the memory test.
p.s. you are hoping that the memory was bad given that the memory test failed. The other options are bad bios setting for voltage/speed (force them manually, do not let the MB bios detect your memory speed especially with low voltage or high performance memory) or something else bad that is seen as a memory test error (MB, bad card in pci slot, etc.) Memory is about the cheapest problem you can have.