Well I went out this morning and purchased a second stick of 256, 333 speed DDR RAM. I made sure I bought the same speed as my current one.
First it seemed like things were working fine, the screen turned black for a split second twice, but then after that, all looked good.
Then I got into my game, SWG if it makes any difference, and it crashed. I tried again, crashed. It's been a long day and I've tried many things, reinstalling video drivers, switching the sticks of RAM around, taking out the new one, but nothing seemed to work. There was a time where it crashed, then it'd load windows, then crash in 5 seconds.. then again.. and kept on until I booted in safe mode and uninstalled my video drivers.
My current situation is I can't even open my game. It does a full scan then a weird error pops up. I can't run the housecall - trendmicro virus scan because that crashes too.
I'd really like some assistance, I'll be refreshing this post. If you think you could help in anyway, just tell me what I need to do. I have PC Wizard 2004 if you'd like me to copy any specs or anything.
If you think the RAM might be broken theres a really good program somebody on these forums told me about called memtest 86 (type it into google and loads of download sites come up) you download it on to a bootable floppy then boot from it and it'll run a test that will tell you if there are any errors in your RAM. If you have even one error then its bad RAM. I would suggest testing both sticks seperatly.
I was building a new computer and had bad RAM, caused all kinds of troble. Hope that helps!
It is possible that the memory has bad spots if it is generic brand. However, I have come across a few AMD boards that had trouble with certin DDR. Did you try testing the memory with DocMemory (www.docmemory.com)?
If you didnt have problems before you added the new RAM then I would say that the bottom line is that that stick is not going to work with your board. I would get it out ASAP before everything in your registry gets corrupted
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