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#1 rustednut


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 12:06 PM

Alright the last thing I remember doing was changing my RAM from 200mhz to 400mhz to increase performance. I restarted and it let me log in, then a day later I come in and try to turn it on and bam a blue screen of death. I cant read what it says but it happens abit after windows loads and its loading up the log in screen.

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#2 rustednut

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 12:10 PM

Well I set my bios back to optimized settings and it blue screens half way through loading screen.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:36 PM

You changed the RAM from 200 mHz to 400 mHz - was this the same RAM? If so, I'd suspect a memory error from such a drastic jump. But, since PC3200 RAM is rated for 400 mHz - I wonder why you were running it at 200 mHz in the first place.

Regardless, you've got a history of a problem that started after doing something with your RAM. The most likely culprit is the RAM.

Try some of these free memory testers to see if it's the RAM:


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