System failed memory test ...

By alexandram
Nov 10, 2005
  1. Hello,

    I have an Athlon 2400+ on a Asus A7N8X-e deluxe mobo. I also have 2 DDR 400 512 mb sticks installed.

    The system was identical for the past year. Today, while browsing the internet I heard "System failed memory test" in my headphones and the monitor shut off. I could still hear the PC working (at least the fans) and also the red light on the front of the case.

    I shut down the PC, and of course it won't come back up.

    Any ideas what could be wrong? I tried removing the DDR sticks and reinstalling them, but without any effect.

  2. alexandram

    alexandram TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What I tried so far:

    1. Tried one stick of memory at a time, no result.
    2. Removed the Mobo battery and moved the jumper next to it from 1-2 to 2-3 for 2 secs, then moved back. No result.
    3. Tried a new video card (not sure why). No result.

    Any other suggestions?

    PS: I have another PC from which I'm posting now. It uses DDr 270 memory. Can I try this on the other PC to see if boh my ddr 400 sticks went bad?

  3. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Well from what you have just said the first thing that came into my head was some kind of virus lol, cause the pc actually telling you though the headphones that theres something wrong with the PC i have never heard of ???? I could be wrong but thats what i think.

    Im sorry but i would not know how to fix it?
  4. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Posts: 136

    does your pc display ANYTHING on the screen when you boot up??? (black and white writing i mean)
  5. alexandram

    alexandram TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My PC displays nothing on the screen.

    I hear the PC running and I also see the fans running.

    Even if I remove both memories I get no error whatsoever.

    Other then the error I got before my monitor turned off I have received no further errors, though the computer won't work.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    asus motherboards are norotorious for being picky about brands of memory. RTFM and determine if your motherboard can handle the speed and type of memory you're using.
  7. alexandram

    alexandram TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had the same memory for almost a year now. Had changed nothing in it during this period aswell...
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