Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:44 PM
Hey, I have been on this forum before about .cab errors, and thought I had the problem fixed, but I was wrong. When I try to install a program, or game from a cd (mainly multi-disk games) I will get an error - setup files dont match the .cab file, or a similar read error. I have gone down the list and reformatted my computer many times attempting to fix this problem, but it keeps coming back. I have 2 NEC DVD-RW ND-3540A drives, 2 Western Digital 80 gb drives linked with SiS 180 Raid controller- raid 1, and two 1gb generic ram 400mhz sticks. I am pretty sure that the problem is not in the dvd drives, because they are good quality drives, and have served me well with my older pc, western digital is also a trusted brand, and I have run with each one separately and both work fine, but my RAM on the other hand is some cheap 33$ sticks on eBay. My computer runs extremly smooth and fast, with a once a month blue-screen type crash, for unknown reasons. I am planning on getting some new RAM sticks, but I am not totally convinced that is the problem. Is there any other variable that I should look into, before I find some expensive corsair ram? help will be very much appreciated!!!! ---- Chase Williams
PS-- My LGA775 3.2ghz processor maintains a normal 38-40C temp, and when playing games, or burning dvds and watching a movie, it can get up to 57C. I heard that this processor is a "Hot Potato" but am still kind of worried. using thermal grease, with expensive + loud heatsink.