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Ram problem (Probably)

By emptyskull
Jul 29, 2005
  1. I have a Intel Pentium 4 3.0E GHz (HT) with Windows XP Pro SP2.
    Since a very long time my system would at any time shut down and restart again on its own without warning.

    After elemating vurus, spyware, malware I zeroed on to my Ram modules.

    My RAM modules are inserted in Socket 1 and Socker 3 on the mobo DIMM sockets.

    On checking with RAMCHECK software I note that in several steps it reports "Failed".

    On inserting the RAM modules in Sockets 2 & 4 the same results.

    On checking the individual modules one by one in Socket 1 the results are Successful".

    However on checking the individual modules in Sockets 2,3 & 4 the report says Failed.

    DO I ASSUME THAT THE DIMM SOCKETS ON THE MOBO ARE FAULTY ?

    Since the last one month I am using only one Ram module in DIMM Socket 1 and since then the system has never at any time shut down and restart as was earlier.

    The only defect is that my system has slowed down.

    I have not been able to check the Ram modules on any other syster.
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if the problem occurred on two different ram modules, you have to consider the possiblity of the motherobard being the cause. i'd try updating the bios at first. but before you do that, go onto you board's manufacturer website and see if your modules are listed as compatible with your board model, keeping in mind the different revisions.
     
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