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#1 whodey319

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:54 AM

I have 2 sticks of 512mb PC3200 ram in my computer and they show different timings. Is there anyway to fix this or are one of the sticks bad?

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:43 AM

This depends on the specifications of the RAM (for the different default timings) - and it depends on the motherboard having the necessary settings in the BIOS to change them to be the same.

Finally, the best test of this is you - How does the computer work? Does it seem to work properly and be fast enough for the amount of RAM you have installed? If so, and you're not getting errors, I'd just leave it be! :thumbsup:

Here's some information on RAM timings: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/ram/timing.htm (It'll take several pages to get into the "meat" of the issue)

This one's a little more straightforward: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/fma/P4tweakRAM2.htm
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:50 AM

This depends on the specifications of the RAM (for the different default timings) - and it depends on the motherboard having the necessary settings in the BIOS to change them to be the same.

Finally, the best test of this is you - How does the computer work? Does it seem to work properly and be fast enough for the amount of RAM you have installed? If so, and you're not getting errors, I'd just leave it be! :thumbsup:

Here's some information on RAM timings: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/ram/timing.htm (It'll take several pages to get into the "meat" of the issue)

This one's a little more straightforward: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/fma/P4tweakRAM2.htm

My computer restarts itself when playing high intensity games or having multiple programs running at the same time. I have checked a bunch of issues and pretty much am left with a problem with the ram.

computer isnt overheating, video card works and fan works, power supply is good and has enough capacity to run everything and hard drive is good. I cant think of anything else except the ram.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:03 AM

Probably is the RAM (just a hunch on my part). Could also be corrupt video drivers.

Try one of these free memory testing programs. Download it and install it to a floppy, then boot with the floppy and run the test for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).

If you get errors while testing it - the RAM is most likely bad. Then, you can swap out the sticks, one-by-one to figger out which one is bad.

Here's the links:

http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asp
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest86.com/

Also, if you could check your Event Viewer (this presumes your OS has it - Win2K or above I believe) for errors? Go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Left click once on the word "System" in the left hand pane, then look at the right hand pane for errors that occurred around the time of the last crash/restart. Right click on the error and select "Properties".

What we're looking for is and error that contains some hex numbers like this: 0x0000007b. If you find anything like this - copy all of it down and let us know what it says.

Or, you can search your hard drive for memory dump files. Search for "mini*.dmp" (without the quotes). If you find any, here's a link on how to analyze them: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246

Once you've got the analysis - just copy it to here and we can interpret it for you.

Edited by usasma, 18 January 2006 - 10:03 AM.

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