I made a topic yesterday concerning a few computer problems I have. At random intervals, whether's it's during actual computer time, during startup, during system repairs, during the BIOS, the computer would lock up, freeze, and refuse to do anything. Sometimes it wouldn't freeze up for a few hours, and sometimes it would happen ten seconds in.
1 long, 3 short - Conventional/Extended memory failure
What does this mean? Is this the reason for my sudden crashes, or is it some other hardware problem (I'm leaning towards a faulty motherboard)?
Here are my specs:
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz 27 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-25)
MSI H67MS-E43 (MS-7678) (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
LCD TV (1366x768@29Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
733GB Seagate ST3750640NS ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C
ASUS DRW-24B1ST c ATA Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device
That or a faulty memory bank in your mobo. You can only tell by testing your RAM sticks on another computer and the other way round (good working RAM sticks on your mobo).
Not really all you have to do is test one stick at a time or if you have a dual memory channel test it one pair at a time. Either way you'll be able to troubleshoot and figure out if it's the ram stick(s) or one of the memory slots.