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troubles with memory diagnostics tool


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#1 timgkelly

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:18 PM

hello folks!

I have been having an issue with my computer lately. I use my computer to DJ on the weekends, and a little while ago is started to crap out on me. The program i use is fairly heavy on resources and it has a CPU meter on the dispay. At certain times, the CPU meter would spike and cause the sound to degrade. I originally thought I had a virus. I use Trend Micro Internet Security as well as spybot, and neither of these programs found an issue after numorus scans and being updated. I decided to back everything up and use my recovery discs. I now have windows stripped down to just about nothing with no change how the program runs.

So i guess that narrows it down to a hardware issue. I tried the memory diagnostics tool, but it quit after about 2 minutes. I thought it was a RAM problem and i was planning on upgrading anyways, so i bought 2 sticks of 2 gig ram and tried it. The program now runs decent, but there will be times when it glitches. Memory diagnostics tool is still shutting my computer down after a couple of minutes. I updated my drivers as much as i could.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite A210
AMD Turion 64x2 @ 1.9ghz
4 gigs RAM (brand new)
Windows Vista 32 bit service pack 1

the program in question is Traktor Scratch PRO, with an Audio8 sound card. It hooks up to USB 2.0
I Tested the soundcard on a friends computer who is also running traktor scratch pro and it works fine for him.

Thanks a lot lads and lass's!!

Tim

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:37 PM

Which memory tool are you referring to, Memtest86?
http://www.memtest.org/
If it runs for a couple of minutes, you have problems. Memtest should run overnight and will not stop until you tell it to
I wouldn't depend on just your AV and Spybot. You might want to double-check with Malwarebytes and superantispyware
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#3 timgkelly

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:30 PM

nope, the memory diagnostics tool that windows vista has. I have maleware bytes and spybot...nothing on either of those. The computer runs great except for Traktor Scratch Pro. I just got memtest tonight, I let it run for a couple of hours, everything is ok there.

I did a search for a CPU diagnostics tool, i found a few, but i;m not too sure if i trust them. Can any of you recommend one?

perhaps i should just bite the bullet and take the friggin thing in to a professional...

cheers!!
Tim

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:17 PM

hey, sorry, I just want to give a bit of a bump.

cheers

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:20 PM

Could be an overheating issue, when was the last time you cleaned out the dust bunnies?

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