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ripper2.0

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#1 13 years ago

Grateful if anyone could suggest a solution to my prob, other than throwing the pc against the wall. Got an athlon 2800, win xp home (sp2), nvgforce4, had 512 ram. tried to upgrade the ram by another 512, the machine started ok, but any time i tried to start a prog, started to get "serious error" messages, or the machine would crash unexpectedly. The strange thing was that it only happened with some of the programmes not all of them.




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#2 13 years ago

You could have a corrupted RAM or something, it happened to me once, the machine wouldn't start at all, and I was thinking WTF? Then after I removed one piece of 256MB RAM the machine could start.

Try removing one of the pieces of your RAM and see if the errors still appear.




ripper2.0

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#3 13 years ago

My PC starts up though but i can't play any games....:help:




Deimos

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#4 13 years ago

Does it make any beeps or buzzes? I remember that when I was building my computer, there were beeps, and different patterns tell you what the error is. Mine told me it was a memory problem...




Donavan

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#5 13 years ago

I would say it was a software problem a format & reload would solve this in my opinion. Probably a missing file(s)




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#6 13 years ago

make sure that you bought the same speed RAM as you already had, eg if you have very old PC-66 then you will have to buy PC-66, if PC-133 then buy PC-133, if PC-3200 then buy PC-3200 etc. however im not sure wheather that would crash ur system or not, or wheather the slow of the two modules would just downclock to the slower speed, but i hope this helps and i hope you get your problem solved




ripper2.0

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#7 13 years ago
Solid SnakeDoes it make any beeps or buzzes? I remember that when I was building my computer, there were beeps, and different patterns tell you what the error is. Mine told me it was a memory problem...

No it does not make any noise it starts up as usual and when i try to play a game it crashes and i have noticed alot of graphical corruption.




ripper2.0

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#8 13 years ago
DonavanI would say it was a software problem a format & reload would solve this in my opinion. Probably a missing file(s)

I have just tryed that and it did not work:bawl: .




ripper2.0

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#9 13 years ago
Eagle Onemake sure that you bought the same speed RAM as you already had, eg if you have very old PC-66 then you will have to buy PC-66, if PC-133 then buy PC-133, if PC-3200 then buy PC-3200 etc. however im not sure wheather that would crash ur system or not, or wheather the slow of the two modules would just downclock to the slower speed, but i hope this helps and i hope you get your problem solved

Ok.... this is what is says on the box: DDR DIMM- 512 mb RAM 184 PIN, 333 MHz / PC 2700, SYNCHRONOUS:help: .