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Memory Problem.. And One More For The Road

By danieldude
Oct 31, 2006
  1. Hi Pepole
    I Got 2 Q.
    1. Could The Ram Memory Not Work Well, Even If All The Tests(benchmark)says Its Good?.. My Comp Gets Stuck From Time To Time
    Not Over Heating Or Something.. Ive Heard It Could Be A Memory Problam
    2. When Using The Norton Ghost Recovery Check Disk, I Get A Meesege That I Have A Ms-ramdrive Marked "z"... Is It Good ? Do I Need It? What Is It????

    Thank Youuuuu
     
  2. codez13579

    codez13579 TS Rookie Posts: 38

    what brand of ram u got
     
  3. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    i got 512 mb of ddr 2 533 mh"z
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    A benchmark is not a comprehensive memory test. Use something like memtest86 or memtest86+ to test your RAM

    In addition to overheating and bad RAM, your system can hang from any other piece of bad hardware or any kind of bad system software too.
     
  5. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    hi nodsu

    i tried downloading the program you said. i get a compressed file and when i extract it the folder is empty... i trues it 3 rimes..what can i do?
    do you know another program that checks the memory?
     
  6. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    ahhhm ?? thats not so nice ' leaving me hanging)-:(-thats a sad smiley'in case it wasent clear)
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Download again? You didn't extract the .iso file, did you? You are supposed to burn that .iso to a CD..
     
  8. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    dear nodsu.
    when i extract the file ... the outcoming folder is empty.

    i downloaded another program called " memtest" is it a good one?(it works in windows, not in boot)
     
  9. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Download it here:
    http://www.memtest.org/download/1.65/memtest86+-1.65.iso.zip

    -Extract the .zip file to a location you know, eg the desktop.
    -You should end up with a file Memtest86+-1.65.iso

    *Note* If you have WinRAR (or similar) installed, it will look like an unzippable archive with nothing inside. Do not open it with WinRAR.

    -Go to your favorite CD burning software and create a bootable CD (eg: in Nero go to Create CD from "Disc Image or Saved Project" then pointing to the .ISO file (wherever you've put it). Insert a blank CD into the drive and let it do its magic.

    - When finished, leave the CD in the drive and reboot your PC. If you need to press a special button or change some settings to boot from CD then do so.

    **If you have multiple sticks of ram (eg: 2x 512MB = 1GB) then take them out so you're left with just the one stick on the primary ram slot.
    -Let the program pass for 7 or more tests, and note any errors.
    If you do get one, then you have a faulty/incompatible ram.

    Please, be patient. This forum runs on the charity of others, and there are people who have responsibilities to perform outside off the net :)
     
  10. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    wow!! thanks for this .
    and i didnt doubt the good will of folks here.. realy

    thanks again(-:
     
  11. danieldude

    danieldude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    by the way.. when will my newcomer training position end?
     
  12. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

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