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How do i know if my ram is bad?

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April 29, 2001 7:31:46 AM

I was playing a game for several hrs when the game crashed and i was returned to windows.. i noticed when i ran IE that the default page bled i could see the background but if i went to a website like no probs but if i returned to my page it bled.. so i decided to reboot and it hung i turned it off and back on and seemed ok i decided to run norton diag and test the mem it failed right off the bat i was a little nervous so i shut down the pc counted to 10 and turned it back on and redid the test it had no errors.. i download docmem from and ran that it only runs from dos so i had to reboot to dos and it did a diag that took 15-20 min for my 256meg chip it had the option of burn mode but i just picked the quick test.. the test passed no errors found.. now was this a fluke that the first time it failed or ?

One other note that my room was warm or hot the mb temp was 95F and cpu 52.5C and this is when i was getting trouble i turned the A/C on and the temp droped to 89F for MB and 48.5 for cpu so the only thing i could think of was a fluke or maybe it was a little to warm for the memmory?

Any suggestions?

The chip is lifetime but it would be a B*tch to return because i dont have a extra memory chip here so i would be without a pc for about 10 days or so..

any suggestions?

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April 29, 2001 8:32:44 AM

Please give specific details on all system components, including hardware and operating system.


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April 29, 2001 12:10:47 PM

I am running Win ME, I have a asus a7v133 MB with Amd 1000 TB 256 Micron Ram,SB Live! 5.1, Elsa Geforce 2 GTS 32meg Those are the main components... Running in a Enlight 7237 case with 3 fans 1 intake 2 outtake. 1 hard drive 40 gig ata100 WD,Toshiba CD/RW/DVD drive,Nic card

I reran just now again and no errors detected..
April 29, 2001 7:47:29 PM

Are you overclocking your CPU or your RAM? This sounds like that type of issue. It could also simply be the OS you are running. Win 95/98/ME aren't very stable. I suggest you move to Windows 2000 Professional.


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