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#1 macdadluke23

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:26 PM

I recently upgraded to windows 7 64bit home premium. I also purchase 4 sticks of 2gb ram (8gb total) so i can increase my ram memory, the problem is when I install the four sticks of ram my pc either restarts or freexez on the windows logo screen everytime i boot up my pc. Now I thought it could be a bad ram stick so i test each one by installing each one by itself to see if i had a bad one. Then I check my ram slots which i have four, to see if I have a damage slot but everything works fine. For some reason if I put 3 sticks (6gb)my pc works fine but once I put the fourth stick in to increase my ram to 8gb, the symptons occurs again. I know my motherboard allows 8gb of ram and i just dont know whats going on

I have an Asus striker extreme motherboard the specs can be found here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/Striker_Extreme/#specifications

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:40 PM

How to Test your RAM



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.

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Please perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Perform these steps on the problem machine.
  • Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
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  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
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    On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
  • Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Errors will appear as RED warnings at the bottom of the screen, similar to the following screenshot:
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  • Hard-Reset the machine, removing the MemTest disk in the process.
If you didn't get an error screen, Congratulations! :)

Compliments of Billy O'Neal.

#3 macdadluke23

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

hey cryptodan,

When I try to run the memtest86 with 8gb of ram install it goes to the screen where it is about to run the tests but then my pc restarts. Again when I have 6gb of ram everything works fine, for some reason when I have 8gb of ram i cannot run the memtest86 it just restarts all the time




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