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Post memory test failed

By enryhay
Oct 20, 2009
  1. MY COMPUTER STATS

    MOTHERBOARD : GIGABYTE EP45 EXTREME
    RAM: (2x) 2GB Ballistix (part number:BL25664AA80A )
    VIDEO CARD : GIGABYTE 9800GTX+ 1GB GDDR3
    CPU: INTEL Q8200 2.33GHZ CORE 2 QUAD

    PROBLEM:

    When i boot up my comp, it proceeds to POST and does a failed memory test.
    instead of Memory test: ST********** ), it becomes : (Mem or Memory te) and then the computer restarts. You can not access bios page,safe mode or access anything. If im lucky and i am able to get the computer running it will work for like 10-20 minutes and restart, even if im youtubing or just surfing the net.

    NOTE: i am using an Award bios
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    It fails POST? Are there any beeps when you turn your PC on?

    Try removing one stick of RAM and run the PC. See if the problem persists. If you're getting a memory error then run memtest86+ on each module separately.

    However, first I'd recommend that you clean the inside of the PC and reset every component on your motherboard after cleaning.
     
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