Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:16 PM
Hello, I have quite a serious problem. My computer locks up, normally upon login, on both XP and Ubuntu. Typically I'll start up, log into Windows, wait 5-10 seconds, then it will freeze, sometimes accompanied by 2 beeps. Sometimes, by switching the RAM slots around, I can make it last 30 minutes to an hour before it freezes.
Things I've tried-
-Buying a new stick of RAM- Worked for a little while, then froze up again.
-Putting in both the old and new stick of RAM in (4GB in all)- Again, worked for a while before freezing up. I previously was running on only 2GB, but I could play demanding games like Starcraft 2 just fine.
-Switching the RAM slots around- All of the RAM slots have worked at some point, then failed. I don't have one slot that always is guaranteed to work, or one that is always guaranteed to fail.
-Running memtest86- Ran it for 36 hours with no errors.
So I'm assuming it's a problem with my RAM slots. I have a Gigabyte MA78GM-US2H motherboard, and I can't find much info about it online, nor can I find anyone who is having these same problems. I would be glad to find more info, just ask in the thread. Thanks.