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Sniperboy

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Jun 9, 2002
Location
Omaha, NE/Ithaca, NY
Just today, my computer has gone completely insane. It started doing random reboots, and crashing when loading windows. So I ran memtest86 to check my ram that I installed last week. The first time I ran it, 100% of the ram had errors! I rebooted, and ran it again finding no errors. I rebooted again, and my hard-drive suddenly wasn't recognized. I rebooted again, and my motherboard didn't post. I rebooted a few more times and finally got into windows. My clock in windows is now completely wrong. I then backed up all important files, since my computer is going nuts! :mad:

My guess is that my motherboard is going bad, more specifically memory/ide controller. Any thoughts?
 

Supchaka

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Dec 11, 2003
Location
California
Maybe something shorting. U may have partially pulled some of the cards out of their slots when pushing in the new memory. Check all the cards and cables, and then check em again!
 
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Sniperboy

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Jun 9, 2002
Location
Omaha, NE/Ithaca, NY
Ok, yesterday I was trying to start my computer and freezing during:
POST
after POST, before loading windows
starting to load windows

Today, I tried swapping out my 2 new 512mb 3200 corsair sticks of RAM and putting my old 256mb stick back in. My computer booted on the first try!!!! :clap: The conundrum is that with my 2 512mb sticks of ram in, I ran memtest86 and got 100% error, then ran it again and got 0% error. Oh yeah, here are my system specs:

AMD XP 2000+
Asus A7V133
IBM 60GXP 40GB

I'm going to put my 2x512 ram back in and run memtest86 again.

Is there any chance that there is an incompatability between my motherboard and my 3200 speed 2x512 ram?
 

stool

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Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
Put each stick in separately, and test them that way. Also, there is always the possibility that the board doesn't like two sticks of RAM. Might be worthwhile to ask in the AMD mobo section to see if anyone is having a similar problem.