Random resets in games...memory?

By Niksa
Aug 30, 2006
  1. Hey everyone...

    Thanks for taking the time to look at a first time poster's issue. Not sure if I posted in the right forum, but...hey, that's what n00bs are for.

    Just decided to upgrade my computer, and bought a new flat panel monitor, memory, and a PSU. The PSU was a neccesity, as the last one conked out.

    -The original PSU was 300w, and the new one is 450w DELTA

    -Original RAM was: 512 MB, PC3200 400MHZ ECC (DDR0331)
    -New RAM: comstar - PC3200, 512MB, DDR 400, 184 Pin

    Anyways, I just put my memory stick in with the old one. The memory test at bootup showed the memory when counting. I decided to test out WarCraft 3 (yes, I am old school), and was greeted by a 'black screen of doom' shortly after (screen went black, all the lights on keyboard/computer went out, but it sounded like the HDD was still going) ... couldn't do anything but reset.

    Anyways...tried switching the spots of the sticks, and doing different combos. Eventually I got it to the point, where rather than getting that black screen, it would just reset the computer.


    I figure there was an issue with the compatibility of the RAM, so I actually bought a second stick...exactly the same as the COMSTAR one mentioned above. Put both of them in (first in the 1/2 slots, second in the 1/3 slots) Got to play for a while, and then it reset again. Oddly enough, it was as I was trying to get back to the main menu. (odd)

    So, that's where I'm at now.

    One stick in there seems to work okay...which I find odd.'s the kicker...
    None of this reset crap happened BEFORE I replaced the PSU, and memory.

    The RAM is apparently compatible with the MOBO (3200 DDR400) .

    I'm sure that I'm leaving out info, but that's my situation thus far.

    Any help is uber appreciated,

  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

  3. Niksa

    Niksa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, there were a few things I wasn't 100% about on that website...but, the max that I could come up with was about 350w, and the one I have now is 450w ... that site is pretty awesome though, thanks :)
  4. Niksa

    Niksa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh...and I've checked out this infinate loop concept, but I don't know if it applies to my situation...feel free to tell me otherwise
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