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Memory crashing my computer?

Postby rjbrittain11 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:57 pm

Okay folks, It's probably got a dumb question, but hopefully you folks could clear the tunnel for me and shed some light on this.

I recently put another Gig of memory into my custom built computer (I had 1GB in it already of 2 512MB Corsair sticks). the Gig that I just recently put in was also the same memory, 2 512MB sticks. So now I have 4 512MB sticks in there. Following me? Okay, great. Now my Motherboard hold 4GB, and has 4 slots. All of them being filled now. Now my question is this: Could this be causing my current restarts? So is having 4 512MB sticks worse than having 2 1GB sticks?

Heres the problem: With no warning, my computer just restarts, and gives no explanation why. No messages come up, nothing. I have dissected this a little bit and I'm at a loss. I know its not CPU Temp, or any other temps for that matter, cause I have been monitoring that. I have ran Memtest86 for a long time without any errors. So what can this be? What else should I be looking for that may be causing these random restarts? Thanks.

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Re: Memory crashing my computer?

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:36 pm

How long is a long time?

To see if there are any error messages, have you tried looking in the control panel -> administrative tools -> Event viewer.

Look under there for any red crosses, probably under the system 'sub-menu'.

If there are some, then open them up and see if they give you an error code. If they do, post it here and we shall see if they are of any significance.

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Re: Memory crashing my computer?

Postby werty316 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:42 pm

Make sure you have the Command Rate set to "2T" in your motherboard's BIOS.
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Re: Memory crashing my computer?

Postby rjbrittain11 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:08 am

Thanks Dan for that reply. I have ran Memtest86 for the longest, probably about 5 hours. I checked the Event Viewer, and since I can't pinpoint the time that the last reset was, I can't give accurate information. But I can tell you this: The Event Viewer doesn't have any errors yesterday when I got the random resets. I am getting a warning though, and it says that its a DHCP warning saying its automatically configured my IP address for the network card.

The Application tab does have an error. That is a nview_info error. Also, Command Rate is set to 2T in bios. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Memory crashing my computer?

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:15 am

Can you post your full system specs please, just to check if there is anything out of place (like the computer being underpowered).

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Re: Memory crashing my computer?

Postby flashive » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:59 am

It might even be your OS.

Did the reboots happen using the same OS every time, if so you could try to download a Linux Live CD and see if your PC also reboots when running that.


Just another option to pinpoint your problem.


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