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Possible Memory Issues

BucketmanBucketman Call meSkraggRegistered User regular
So recently I've been having several games crash when I try to start them and Windows was giving me a memory error, very odd. But then today when I went to turn on my PC, it started to boot, posted (I heard the beep) then froze at the screen where it says the mother board brand I have, I can move on to the post by hitting tab, but then it sticked on the memory test for about 20-30 seconds then when it gets to verifying the DMI Pool data it sticks for about 5 seconds.

Just yesterday this whole process took about 5 seconds, now its taking about a minute. I was just wondering if anyone knew an easy way for me to check my memory to see if thats what is causing the error?

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Memtest - Burn the cd and then boot from it. It'll loop forever checking your memory.

    Also, you can run Prime95 to stress your computer too.

    Edit: Of course, you're having issues getting past the BIOS...so... yeah, that's a bad sign. I dunno, try rearranging the slots your memory is in, I guess?

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    PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, you can't memtest if you cant POST. Worst, case, try removing all but one memory module and try them one at a time to see which are good and which are bad.

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    DOOMocratDOOMocrat Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Also, I'd see if there is a jumper on your motherboard near the BIOS battery to reset it too. Make sure your power connections are hooked up too.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Crack open your case and clean it out if you can. Make sure the memory sticks are fully seated. If you can, hold down DEL to get into your BIOS and poke around to see if any settings are "not right" for any reason.

    I can't tell from your description if you're able to get to the point where you can get into the BIOS or not.

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