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Bad memory sticks and installed windows 7 should I reinstall OS

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shawnmcc

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Dec 19, 2008
I recently discovered I had very bad memory sticks so bad it shut windows down with out a error. I installed windows with the same memory sticks a month or two before. Should I reinstall a clean copy of windows with the new memory sticks I have now or just leave it? I might reflash my bios to.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Are you still having Windows issues with the new sticks installed?
 

caddi daddi

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I have had issues with installs using bad memory or overclocks, I vote for a reinstall.
 
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shawnmcc

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Are you still having Windows issues with the new sticks installed?
I have had a few bugs that could be fixed with reinstalling the software for it but that is about it. And internet explorer wont do 1080p videos on youtube.
 
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shawnmcc

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Dec 19, 2008
Well I have decided I will reinstall sometime next month after I do tests and break the new memory in. Thanks for all of your replies.
 

RJARRRPCGP

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May 30, 2004
Shutdown=That sounds like a powerdown because of PSU going in protect mode because of the RAM slot being shorted. I would reseat the RAM.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Shutdown=That sounds like a powerdown because of PSU going in protect mode because of the RAM slot being shorted. I would reseat the RAM.

He already determined that faulty RAM was the issue, it wasn't a seating issue.