Continual Crash ??

By RickM
Feb 6, 2008
  1. Hello,
    Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
    I have an old P4 system 3.0GHz. Asus mobo P4C800-E
    1 GB of RAM
    O.S. is Windows XP Home.
    I am having constant crashes where everything locks up for the past month or so.
    Before the crash I notice that everything acts very slowly.
    I have a visual scale the shows the percentage of CPU usage and RAM usage.
    When the computer crashes the RAM shows at 99% usage.
    I am wondering if I have a bad stick of RAM.
    The computer was in a fire a year ago but I have been using it all this time with minimal problems, this locking up/crash has just recently been happening.
    I know the system is a little on the antique side, I built it several years ago.
    Could you tell me if there is a program that I can check my RAM with or does this sound to you like the RAM is no good ? Everything will be fine and then out of the blue CRASH !!!
    Any information will be appreciated.
    Thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Tutorial: How to use Memtest
    Run memtest at least 7 times for a thorough test

    I think antique is a bit harsh, it's a 3.0GHz
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