Windows Support Forum

Memtest failed, Mobo or Memory Sticks at Fault?

Q: Memtest failed, Mobo or Memory Sticks at Fault?

This first started out as a problem installing some of the larger programs such has Adobe CS and Microsoft Office I had a seperate thread on that located here Memory at Fault? Sticks or Mobo failed, Memtest http www techspot com vb topic html After a lot of troubleshooting I believe that my problem exists in the RAM I ran the memtest for both sticks of ram individually and they both failed The first stick will cause my computer to reboot in the middle of the test The other stick I will get a message that says unexpected interrupt Memtest failed, Mobo or Memory Sticks at Fault? halting CPU So here s my question Is the memory sticks at fault or my mobo I want to go ahead and ask for advice so I know if I should buy new RAM or get my mobo replaced These are my specs for my computer AMD Athlon Dual-Core Processor GHz GIgabyte GA-MA -UD Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition V SP Corsair Dual Channel TWINX MB PC DDR MHz Memory x MB Can someone confirm that I m using the right memory It s not listed on the Gigabyte s website as one of their supported ones but it also says that many are not listed Any help on this would be great I ve tried testing the memory on other slots with same results and tried cleaning it with an eraser Thanks nbsp

Relevancy 100%
Preferred Solution: Memtest failed, Mobo or Memory Sticks at Fault?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Memtest failed, Mobo or Memory Sticks at Fault?

Your board specs say PC2 9600 or DDR2 1200 memory, like this:
Relevancy 81.27%

Can someone confirm if my memory is bad The day before yesterday I was failed. memory? BSOD's Bad Solved: Memtest galore. converting a video file and got a BSOD Then upon restarting the windows Solved: BSOD's galore. Memtest failed. Bad memory? machine I got another blue screen on startup This continued for about more tries before I got windows started without crashing Although today it has been fine and has not crashed I decided to run Memtest and found that it got about errors during test Moving inversions bit pattern BTW my machine has Gb of DDR in dual channel I was reading up and the forums and came across this thread HERE that said it may be the DDR socket in the mobo Which i decided to check for myself Test Memory stick Gb Memory slot A Errors - Test Moving Inversions bit pattern Test Memory stick Gb Memory slot A Errors - Test Moving Inversions Random Pattern Errors - Test Moving Inversions bit pattern Test Memory stick Memory slot A Errors - Test Test Memory stick Memory slot B Errors - Test Errors - Test My question is this would signify that my memory is at fault correct And not my mobo I just want to make sure before I RMA them nbsp

Relevancy 74.82%

Hi guys my computer has had crashing problems while playing d games like Battlefield for some time now and I m trying to figure it out Here are my specs both with installed errors sticks only? Memtest Asus A N Memtest errors with both sticks installed only? X-E Deluxe Mobo AMD Athlon XP Barton core Mhz FSB x MB Corsair XMS Dual Channel RAM XFX Nvidia GeForce GT AGP X On board audio Antec W PSU with A on the V I am running winows xp professional SP I have plenty of cooling updated drivers etc All of the general answers have already been tried However when I tested my memory last night both sticks went through passes with no errors I then installed both in dual channel config and got errors in passes I re-arranged them to single channel mode and still got errors The CAS is currently - - - which is advertised speed on the memory I can t figure out why this is happening Memtest errors with both sticks installed only? On a side note my computer now randomly reboots outside of d applications here are my minidumps nbsp

A:Memtest errors with both sticks installed only?

I am wondering if your power supply is a little low. If you have a Fry's nearby they will take your ram and test it for you.
Relevancy 74.39%

I am trying to get my two sticks (2x 2Gb) of Corsair RAM (CM2X2048-6400C5C) to work in my Asus P5Q Deluxe mobo.
Both sticks work perfectly because I have tested them in all slots individually and the computer works flawlessly.
However, the problem that I'm having is when I put both sticks in, be that in A1/B1 or A2/B2.

With both sticks in, the computers powers on, the fans spin up but the computer progresses no further and does not POST - a blank screen.

What could be wrong? Is there a setting to adjust?


A:Mobo & RAM: two sticks individually - good, two sticks together - bad

The sticks should be in A1/A2 or B1/B2. Try that configuration.

See page 2-11 of your motherboard manual. If you don't have one, go here:
Relevancy 73.1%

Hello everyone, I have been getting BSODs for awhile now unfortunately. At first I thought it was my power supply not supplying enough power anymore because it's 2+ years old and has been through many builds.

Well, I ran Memtest last night just to be sure, and after waking up 8 hours later, Memtest had reported over 450+ errors, this was with BOTH ram sticks inserted / being tested.

My timings were set as they should be (9-9-9-24-2t command rate and 1.5v DRAM voltage).

Now onto my question:

I'm currently testing 1 stick at a time to see if the errors pop up on one stick only. Now, in the BIOS, I have the timings set to 9-9-9-24-2t command rate, 1.5v DRAM voltage, but in Memtest it says:

CAS: 6-6-6-20 / Single Channel (when testing one stick only)

Are those timings normal / what they should be for testing one stick? Or is there something wrong?

A:450+ errors in Memtest with both sticks, now running 1 stick, question

Try resetting the BIOS options for CPU and RAM back to normal and try again. This could be the problem to begin with (overclocking). If you get a BSOD while overclocking, reset the BIOS back to normal.
Relevancy 67.08%

Hi everyone i was told to come here from tomshardware to have some help looking into my minidumps heres a link to the thread + Errors Mem BSODS Memtest Management,Page fault to see what's been done Mem Management,Page fault BSODS + Memtest Errors Link Heres the situation Running a Homebuilt PC with gb x gb ram sticks Crucial Ballistix sport GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model BLS G D DS S Mobo is msi g Not until recently did i find out that this kit that was sold to me from microcenter isn't actually a kit it's just separate gb sticks slapped together and called a kit not sure that matters Got my first BSOD a month or two ago ignored it but then it started to happen maybe - times a day and finally got fed up and seeked help i looked around and saw that it may be things Driver issue Bad ram Voltage issue So i updated all my drivers still get the BSODs i ran memtest on the sticks individually on all the DIMMs and the passed but when running memtest together i get errors so to me it seems its something else probably something with compatibility What i've tried so far to remedy the situation is increasing the DIMM and CPU-NB voltage by twice first time i got a BSOD within the first hour nd time it took days for the next BSOD any help is appreciated thanks btw im watching this thread like a hawk so i'll reply very quickly dumps are attached thanks again

A:Mem Management,Page fault BSODS + Memtest Errors

heres a pic of my cpu-z spd tab i forgot to mention i've run prime95 and aida64 bench tests and didnt get any bsods or anything....

and i've also run the basics like system scans and chkdsks...
Relevancy 63.64%

hello i ve been having problems on and off for quite a while with my browsers chrome firefox crashing at random it will be ok for weeks then suddenly i will have either isolated incidents or even days where it just crashes every - minutes it doesn t matter if i m just checking email or on facebook but mostly seems related to flash ads or games less often i will get Now Memtest Failed what? - the blue screen which mostly shows the same error PFN list corrupt i have no new hardware or software so after researching the error message i decided to test the RAM i made a boot disk with memtest something or other i got a giant pile of failures so i m pretty sure that must be the problem i just don t know what to do next - is the information from the test Failed Memtest - Now what? meaningful and if so is it stored in a log somewhere i jotted down some of the info that was coming up but it was scrolling and i had no option to save it any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated - thank you also my apologize for any weird formatting - i had to copy paste from notepad because i crashed in the middle of typing my post christine info from the test Testing k m m L cache k mb s L cache k mb s Chipset Intel i p g Settings RAM MHz DDR CAS - - - Dual Channel Interleaved Samples from the error list Test Failing address fc Test f efc mb Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Pentium R CPU GHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R G GV GL Express Chipset Family Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Dell Inc G Antivirus AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition Updated Yes On-Demand Scanner Enabled nbsp

Relevancy 63.64%

I have been having problems with my system continually restarting at first boot up. I ran Memtest86+ and it continually fails on Test 5 (Block Move, 64 Moves). The first run through the test, it came up with 901 errors and the second run came up with 685 additional errors. So what can I do now? Does this mean my memory is fried and needs to be replaced? Any help would be extremely appreciated!!

Relevancy 63.64%

I have a DFI Lanparty SLI-DR NF4 939 and have 2*512gb sticks in it, if I wanted to add ram say 2*1gb extra sticks in the other slots will this be supported or do they have to be the same?

Relevancy 63.64%

New build - Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Originally had BSOD problems. Replaced mobo and chip. Still having problems. Relevant info4rmation attached.

A:BSOD - Memtest good, replaced mobo and CPU

Welcome to the forum. Please fill out your system specs in the User CP so we know what hardware you're using. Did you replace mobo and chip with same types? (RMA).
Relevancy 62.35%

After you read this if you want to be extra helpful you can message me mobo/psu/ram out. memtest whats poor girl help the culprit? errors. a on help a poor girl out. memtest errors. mobo/psu/ram whats the culprit? AIM AlissaShreddah or MSN Seduca yahoo com or Reply to post ok Ive made a few posts since this started against what i wanted to do i actually went out today and bought a legal copy of Windows XP to attempt to solve the problems Ive been having with my computer random freezes motherboard beeps once Seemed to help as the xp actually installed where it wasnt before with my bootleg so yay Im in my computer and I do a little happy dance but then other problems start to occur weird random firefox crashes I tried to run WoW and it crashed with a BSoD and then when I restarted I got another BSoD crash SO I decided to do a Memtest since people keep telling me I should check my RAM Im currently in the process off doing this on pass now so far errors I have sticks of gig A-data ram in currently from what I read I should now take out stick of ram and test just stick and see if i get any errors correct I have a feeling its a combination of my motherboard and power supply as the culprit because this only started happening after installing a more powerful video card my powersupply came with my case i know crappy and its w icute brand motherboard is ASUS M V with AMD processor If i get a new motherboard it will NOT be asus they have terrible customer service what do people suggest Im pretty sure its an AM socket the crappy thing is i cant test if its the socket on the motherboard thats the problem because if i skip a slot say i put the stick in slot not slot the motherboard just beeps like crazy and doesnt boot so i basically have no choice but to test in slot ok so the errors are as follows ERROR Test Pass Failing Address fe - mb Good cd e ae Bad c e ae Err-Bits Count ERROR Test Pass Failing Address fe - mb Good e Bad e Err-bits Count I have tried googling around and have read that memtest doesnt always mean its the sticks of memory but it can sometimes be my motherboard how do i rule that out since i cant test different slots is there any other program i can run to test if its a motherboard issue I know i probably need more power Im running an nvidia gt and sound blaster audigy for video audio PLEASE ANY HELP APPRECIATED

A:help a poor girl out. memtest errors. mobo/psu/ram whats the culprit?

Relevancy 61.06%

A few week ago I started having issues with my GPU freezing while in game sometimes not freezing but the screen would turn black The ATI Utitlity can sometimes recover from the error but most of the time I have to reset my computer Unplugging my computer turning my PSU off and on can extend my use of computer without freezing I had a feeling that it might be the video card but I tried testing my ram modules anyways jsut to be sure I cant complete a single memtest freezing memtest Freezing Failed Boots.. Uncompletable Screen. if I occupy more than slot I can finish a test if I use one module on one slot Anything more the test would freeze A few hours ago I tried test my memory slots to test out which of the four is the fault one But the same thing happens I cant finish a test with more than one slot occupied I dont know if this is related to my GPU problem but its one of my problems now After doing all these test I cant Freezing Screen. Failed Boots.. Uncompletable memtest properly boot now I cant get to the POST screen but i could the screen would freeze just before the OS loads I tried resetting my CMOS but it doesnt work either Any ideas EDIT Im adding to note that my northbridge chipset fan is Freezing Screen. Failed Boots.. Uncompletable memtest faulty but it does turn and provide airflow It slows down then accelerates but doesnt completely stop nbsp
Relevancy 61.06%

Hey Guys
My mate bought a set of 8gb (2x4) F3 12800CL9D- 8GBXL and later decided to get sniper series. he waited about 4 months to change his mind but hadn't started his built yet.

I agreed to buy it off him for 40bucks still sealed.

I have the same memory in my current setup with Asrck z68 extreme4

The system has crashed a few times and BSOD as well since adding the extra memory.

Ran MEMTEST86+ for 14hours and no dramas. All good. As soon as i booted up windows again i get a 45error code in the motherboard debug. I took out the 2 new sticks and it booted fine.

The timing and voltage setting is still default. Is it necessary to make changes to the timing and voltage settings in the motherboard BIOS?

Some minidump files

A:Z68 asrocks mobo debug code 45 after extra ram sticks


For first step just,

Remove Mcafee from your system,restart.

Run the Mcafee\cleaner to clean any remaining mcafee fragments,restart.

Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall enable.

Finish with the above steps and post back with results\news.
Relevancy 59.77%

AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU
ASUS M4A785-M Motherboard
Current bios (0906 - 4/14/2010)
OCZ XTC Platinum Edition PC2-8500 DDR2 2GB OCZ2P10662GK (4gb total in blue slots
650 watt PSU
Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS
Hatachi 500 GB Hard drive
2 sticks PC2-8500 DDR2 2GB OCZ2P10662GK (Asus approved memory for this board)

Have an issue with my MB and memory I think. Have 1066 MHz memory in system but system is unstable (relatively quick blue screens and dumps) unless I run this at 800 MHz. However...if I run only one stick ( 2gb)...system runs fine at 1066 (533Mhz) ?

I'm running Memtest-86 4.10 now...

What settings/options are best to run Memtest under.....and how do I submit test results dump here...?...where do I get the Memtest dump from ?


A:Help with Memtest-86 v4.10 & memory problem

Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service (not RapidShare as the analysts usually can't download from it) - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump
Relevancy 59.77%

Hi all,

I am trying to diagnose a problem with my machine, and in so doing I have run memtest overnight (to test all 8GB of RAM--which takes about 12 hours). However, I've read various places that memtest is only reliable testing one stick at a time (I have 4x2GB). I didn't get any errors in 7 passes with all memory in. Does this mean that I'm fine, or should I go back and test each individually?

A:Can I test all memory at once with Memtest?

Hello there, Luke!

If you want to be 100% sure, you could just test each module individually, but if you already tested them all for 7 passes and it didn't give you any errors... that's a good sign.

Did you leave them overnight (all modules)?

And just for knowlegde.. what problems are you having with your machine? BSODs? hanging? lockups?
Relevancy 58.91%

If I place a single 4GB stick in my machine and run memtest, I see it's testing only 3.7GB. I assume this is the PCI memory map taking 0.3GB. Does this mean I'm not actually testing all the memory or am I missing something?

A:Memtest and missing (PCI) memory addresses

I really don't know the answer, but an assumption would be that it takes some memory to run the computer and the test.
Relevancy 58.91%

I ve been receiving one or two BSODs recently that i thought pointed towards memory problems e g PFN LIST CORRUPT x E - x x C DF x FFEF x Yesterday i was trying to edit some video in Premiere and my computer blue screened saying MEMORY MANAGEMENT x A x xC C x F xAFE CDE I took the problem? memtest Memory results. oppertunity to run memtest Memory problem? memtest results. v I ran it for hours and there were no errors A total of passes This makes me think the RAM is ok especially as there is no way i m pushing it beyond its limits as I m basically underclocking it My processor is an AMD XP Athlon which i ve overclocked to core mhz My motherboard supports dual channel mhz fsb and the RAM is pc but is currently running at mhz DDR with a CAS of - - - v If i push the CPU Freq any higher its unstable Should my fsb be running at mhz to keep the cpu comfortably running at Could this be the cause of my problems My bios settings are as follows CPU Ext Freq mhz CPU Freq Multiple although i m sure the multiplier is set to on this AMD chip SDRAM CAS T SDRAM RAS precharge SDRAM RAS to CAS SDRAM Active Precharge Delay CPU Vcore v Graphics Aperture Size mb AGP Freq Auto but - mhz available System Bios Cachable Disabled Video RAM Cachable Disabled DDR Reference voltage v AGP VDDQ Voltage v System temp c unloaded c loaded My PC Asus A N X-D v mobo AMD XP Athlon oc ed to - core mhz x mb pc RAM I forget the brand xMaxtor HDD s sata pata Windows XP Pro build SP Any help is greatly received Matt nbsp

Relevancy 58.91%

Is Memtest86 only seeing 3GBs?
Why is CCleaner and DXDiag seeing 3GBs and Vista is seeing 4GBs?

Thanks in advance.
Index of /images/memtest

A:Memtest and Windows Don't See 4GBs Memory

I too have seen this in some of my programs and from what i've learned, vista x64 can also run 32 bit programs. its possible that the programs that you're using can only see 3gb of ram and vista can see 4 is because most 32 bit programs won't see above 3, which is the xp and vista x86 limit.

Hope that helps.
Relevancy 58.91%

Hi to all This is my first post here and glad to be a part of this community I am currently experiencing BSOD from time to memory problems to how Memtest about determine and time although not frequently I am able to detect that my memory is the main cause of this I have memory modules and I have removed one module which I detect about Memtest and how to determine memory problems is the faulty one Now I bought a new one GB and now my memory totals up to MB thats gb mb But the BSOD keeps re-appearing again But not that frequent This gb of ram is from Kingston and the other is a generic one My motherboard manual also supports the Kingston module but I can t still pinpoint the problem I am asking for advice on how to clearly detect memory problems I also tried experimenting with the Memtest program which I still have no idea on how to use it well http www memtest com I ll try to do some other tests like swapping the two memory modules or by removing one and checking out how it will turn out thanks and god bless nbsp

Relevancy 58.91%

OK, so I've been getting a lot of BSOD's in regards to page file errors in non paged areas. So I read that it could be because of bad Memory. So I run memTest for 24 hours and I get a total of four errors. I can post all the info if needed.

Is four errors too many? Mind you, it didn't get any errors until the 6th time through, The others were in Pass 37, so it's not like it's happening all over the place.

If anyone could help me, I'd greatly appreciate it. Or if you could point me to a list that explains MemTest results.


A:Bad memory? (including MemTest results)

There should be no errors, ever.

The RAM doesn't have to be "bad" though - it could work just fine with less aggressive timings or better cooling or maybe the RAM slots just need some cleaning.
Relevancy 58.48%

Memtest and other memory test software don't tell you which of the modules is the faulty one. Is there any way to tell which is the bad stick besides testing one-by-one?

Thank you

A:Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

Not really. but you can test each stick one by one
Relevancy 58.48%


I have today had a bsod which said memory management, i have the mini dump files if required.

I dont understand why this is happening because i have checked my ram for 12 hours on memtest86 and it has come up with no errors, i have had no problems with my hardware before and since the crash i have completely reinstalled windows but i have had the bsod again.

Does anyone know what could be the problem, could it be motherboard / cpu / psu?

Also one side note i run my ram at stock settings from manufacturer, but i undervolt my cpu by a small amount however it is completely stable in stress tests so im not sure this would have any effect on ram either i just thought i would mention this incase.

A:MEMORY MANAGEMENT BSOD - No memtest errors! - Help please!

Yes we need the dump files.

Please follow the instructions in the link below and post all the information

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Relevancy 58.05%

I have a problem of a memory stick that has no manual write protect switch, but is being reported as write protected by Windows XP SP2 with all the latest updates. I can still read from the stick but cannot delete anything or replace anything. This pretty much renders it useless. I have tried to locate the vendor of this stick but cannot get any positive search results in Google using the device Id. Please help !

A:Memory Sticks

What are the first two four digit numbers (PCI vendor and device ID)?
Relevancy 58.05%

hello, I am running an AMD Athlon 2400+ on a Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus. Originally I had one 512 stick of PC 3200 RAM in it and it worked fine. I then purchased 2 more unmatched 512 sticks of PC3200. I noticed a nominal increase in speed. So, I decided to try it with only 1 gig instead of 1.5 and it really seemed to make the speed increase alot. So my question is, does it make a difference running only 2 sticks rather than 3 and if so should I run one old and one new or two new (I think there may be a latency difference)? Also, can anyone give me any insight into whether or not the slots that I put the memory into make a big difference? I can't find any info on this on the soyo website. Thx for the help!


A:Which memory sticks should I use?

You should always get matching memory sticks, i.e. all DDR400/PC3200 and all with the same CAS Latency (CL), the lower the better. (CL=2 or 2.5 or 3).
In a mixed environment, it might not work at all, or, if it does work, the speed for all sticks will always that of the slowest between them.
Relevancy 58.05%

What is the difference between DIMM and SIMM memory, I'm looking to but two 256mb sticks in a new comp I'm buying but I'm not sure which memory to buy and it says nothing about them, can you help me?

A:Need help on memory sticks!

Simms are older memory technology, 72 pin
Dimms are newer memory technology, most motherboards now days use DIMMS, 168 pin module's.

If the system is relatively new it won't have simms, seems like four or five years at least since everything changed to dimms.

little info here
Relevancy 58.05%

Hi All .
I;m adding more memory for my laptop ..and i have 2 sticks 1GB & 2GB ,,
My question is ..Does it matter which slots they should be installed ...?
and should they affect performance if i put them in the wrong slots ..?
Thanks in advance .

A:Memory sticks

Well, are you replacing the old ones?
Are they matched? (Same Speed)
Relevancy 58.05%

Have you guys heard about that new memory stick from Sony? It plugs into a USB port and it's like tiny. There's probably some software for you to do it, but it sounds awful cool...You can get them (once they come out) up to 128 MB!

A:New Memory Sticks

Sony have a very good reputation for extortionately high prices on their goods :rolleyes:

But the idea sounds cool enough :grinthumb
Relevancy 58.05%

We have a network of 20 PCs. We are quite security consious. I noticed a staff member had one of these memory sticks on their desk. Is the a way to stop them being used on a PC / network


Relevancy 58.05%

I have bought some memory sticks. The first (Cruzer) worked perfectly. Now when I insert sticks in the usb I am asked to format sticks. If I try this message reads Unable to complete formatting. Any ideas?

A:memory sticks

Try using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
Supports formatting of any brand of device and not specific to HP.
Relevancy 57.62%

Hey guys I am desperate to solve this seemingly impossible problem My system crashes regularly I replaced my motherboard twice one same brand one different my memory times tried sticks my video card and even my processor I replaced my motherboard this past Sunday and Memtest passed for the first time since it started crashing Now three days later the machine fails memtest and is crashing again The only things original to the system are the case PSU W hard drive video card returned replacement and CD-ROM The memory passes Memtest on an alternate system BIOS settings are all default w overclocking of any kind Setting the memory timing and voltage manually does not fix the issue So why would a machine pass memtest with a fresh motherboard replacement then die like the rest after a couple days The only things I installed were a couple games and some world of warcraft quot mods quot I m starting to think crazy thoughts like my memory is destroying my motherboards theres a horrible virus going around that destroys your computer and nobody knows about it yet or I have a huge electromagnetic field surrounding my room too bad my server isn t crashing which is right next to it Seriously though I ve been working on computers for years and have never been this stumped or clueless Did I put the ATX power into the board backwards pin and pin reverse and destroy the boards is this even possible I haven t touched the guts between the time it worked and it busted Motherboard Abit IP Pro Memtest Errors - Fails - System Memory crashes also had ASUS Maximus Formulas Memory Memtest Fails - Memory Errors - System crashes Corsair CM X - X - x GB Processor Intel Core Duo GHz PSU w Apevia Iceburg CD-ROM Samsung DVD writer CD writer OS Windows XP Pro SP Video PNY Nvidia GTS Hard Drive GB Western Digital Sony Floppy drive nbsp

Relevancy 57.62%

Hi there The last few days I've been having some serious problems withmy desktop running Winxp sp I was playing the game F E A R and after about half hour in it cut off with an error message about the instruction at address could not be read After that whenever shutting down or starting up my PC memory memtest problem. errors, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA, possible BSOD: I got various BSODs with the quot STOP quot error and various error messages -PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA -CRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL -MEMORY MANAGEMENT -PFN LIST CORRUPT at the end saying quot dumping physical memory to disk quot I read it could be to do with recent hardware or software changes the most recent hardware I added was a PCI serial port card about months ago and have been using my PC almost every day since no probs I can't even remember what the last software I added was Anyway I removed the card and still getting errors on two occasions the BSOD pointed to a file First aswmon sys which is associated with Avast antivirus - I did some searching on these errors and found that antivirus software can be responsible so I entered windows in safe mode went to control panel gt avast gt change remove gt repair installation and after that it hasn't pointed to that file again but the problem is still there I also read it could be a bad partition on the hard drive so also in safe mode I de-fragged the Hard drive Although I do this pretty often and don't really transfer many large files around anyway so it was already n pretty good shape but BSOD: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA, memtest errors, possible memory problem. just an extra precaution I also ran Chkdsk f r which ran its tests and said the volume BSOD: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA, memtest errors, possible memory problem. was clean Still getting errors Next I did a memtest check and immediately got errors - last I checked it was through the second passs I had about errors This probably indicates a physical problem with the memory but the memtest read me says to check all your timings and compatibility then run again to be sure I'd like to be sure the memory is bad before trying to replace it and I'm not sure how to go about checking changing the timings etc Can someone show me how Is it through the BIOS settings somewhere I only bought this memory along with a motherboard CPU and PSU all brand new from Overclockers UK about months ago Specs at end and have been running them all together since with no problems With no recent hardware or software changes I'm puzzled at why this has suddenly got so bad Can overtaxing memory cause it permanent physical damage By that I mean I use Solidworks CAD software which can be pretty intensive so maybe this could have overtaxed the memory Then again I have been using this software for a coupla years no problems Thanks for reading Regards Matt Specs PSU W Cooler-Master real power M CPU Intel Core quad Q GHz MB L cache MHz FSB MOBO Gigabyte S-Series GA-EP -DS RAM Crucial Ballistix tracer GB DDR PC - GPU Radion X
Relevancy 57.62%

Hello I've just recently purchased more memory for my computer and everything seemed to be working fine Recently I've been getting B BSOD errors and just minutes ago got one that was a E message I've been trying to figure out why it was doing this but when I look up the B message it says its a memory issue I ran memtest all night and it ran passes and received no errors so this cant be the issue right I am running a x asus mobo purchased last year I just purchased gb of corsair memory this is the max my mobo can support I don't seem to have any other issues the only thing I've been new all back comes after but passed? installing memtest memory, BSOD wondering about is if it might be a problem with my HDD but I BSOD after installing new memory, but memtest comes back all passed? don't see any other signs of hard drive damage or slow down my latest two and only two minidump files are attached and here is the windows problem BSOD after installing new memory, but memtest comes back all passed? details from the e message Quote Problem signature Problem Event Name BlueScreen OS Version Locale ID Additional information about the problem BCCode e BCP FFFFFFFFC BCP FFFFF BCP BCP FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF OS Version Service Pack Product Files that help describe the problem C Windows Minidump - - dmp C Users Eric AppData Local Temp WER- - sysdata xml Read our privacy statement online Windows Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows If the online privacy statement is not available please read our privacy statement offline C Windows system en-US erofflps txt any help is much appreciated I've spent a lot on this computer I just want it to work correctly

A:BSOD after installing new memory, but memtest comes back all passed?

Quote: Originally Posted by kynian

Hello, I've just recently purchased more memory for my computer and everything seemed to be working fine. Recently I've been getting 3B BSOD errors and just 5 minutes ago got one that was a 1E message. I've been trying to figure out why it was doing this, but when I look up the 3B message it says its a memory issue, I ran memtest all night and it ran 3 passes and received no errors so this cant be the issue, right?

I am running a x58 asus mobo, purchased last year. I just purchased 24 gb of corsair 1600 memory (this is the max my mobo can support).

I don't seem to have any other issues, the only thing I've been wondering about is if it might be a problem with my HDD but I don't see any other signs of hard drive damage or slow down.

my latest two (and only two) minidump files are attached.,

and here is the windows problem details from the 1e message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP2: FFFFF80003274142
BCP3: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

any help is much appreciated, I've spent a lot on this computer I just want it to work correctly!

The above error is a memory exceptions. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and identify which driver is at fault. I know you have rum memtest but it needs to run for at least 5-6 passes to stress it thoroughly.


*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an ... Read more
Relevancy 57.62%

I added 1 gb of ram to my XPS m140 Dell laptop. After I put it in - it started up and works great. BUT - I just looked on the Dell website and it said that the memory sticks have to match. I have 1 gb and one 512 mb stick in there now - what will happen if I run it like this -- I guess I could order another 1 GB stick but will it hurt the computer to run it without matching sized memory? Help!

Relevancy 57.62%

I have used necrofile and hjscrub on a memory stick. I then ran "restoration". Restoration is able to find the file names which contain project titles, dates etc altough the file content cannot be recovered. How do I delete the file names.
Relevancy 57.62%

I have used necrofile and hjscrub on a memory stick. I then ran "restoration". Restoration is able to find the file names which contain project titles, dates etc altough the file content cannot be recovered. How do I delete the file names.

A:Scrubbing memory sticks

Please advise if this question would be better in another forum
Relevancy 57.62%

This must be such a trivial question for those who know but I don't so...

I'm looking to get a memory stick to use with two computers. One has USB2.0 and the other only USB1.1.

If I get a USB2.0 stick will I have any problem reading it with the slower machine (other than slower transfer times)?

A:Memory sticks and USB standards

Nope, just slower read/write times.
Relevancy 57.62%

I have 2 1024MB sticks that I wish to install.

Here's some info on my system:

Free space 118 GB
Used space 25.7 GB
Dell Dimension DV051 E310
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz 504 MB RAM

Running XP SP3
The instruction tell me to select a empty memory socket. Don't I have to remove the sticks that I'm replacing first?

A:Installing memory sticks

titleman said:

I have 2 1024MB sticks that I wish to install.

Here's some info on my system:

Free space 118 GB
Used space 25.7 GB
Dell Dimension DV051 E310
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz 504 MB RAM

Running XP SP3
The instruction tell me to select a empty memory socket. Don't I have to remove the sticks that I'm replacing first?Click to expand...

Ground your hands to the metal case then push on the locking tabs at either end of your existing RAM and move them outwards away from the RAM.

Pull out the existing sticks then make sure you align the notch in your new memory with the proper place in the socket.

Now firmly and evenly push the memory stick down and if you push far enough the locking tabs will come up and lock again.

Don't touch the contact part of your memory with your hands.
Relevancy 57.62%


What's the difference (in terms of performance), if any, between putting two identical memory sticks vs a dual kit in a mobo's dual channel slots?

We are, of course, taking about good quality memory of the same kind (no Hyper-X, XMS,...) from the same manufacturer (Kingston, Corsair, ...).

Thank you.

Relevancy 57.62%

Why are there so many different coloured Sony memory sticks ie. blue, black, light brown or is it green.

My present 16mb memory stick is blue so will this one below be OK for my Sony dsc p73 digital camera.

Relevancy 57.62%

My Windows 7 desktop computer does not recognize my USB memory sticks anymore (except one memory stick, that I can still use). I can hear a 'tone' when I connect the memory sticks to my computer and I can see the memory sticks in Control Panel/Device Manager), but I cannot see the memory sticks in any Windows applications.

Any suggestions?


A:USB memory sticks not recognized

Hi Angelo54
Insert stick that you said is not been recognised, wait for the sound it makes saying it has been picked up, even though it does not open or can be seen in My Computer - Click on Start button, type in Computer Management, and click on it when it comes up, then click on Disk Management which is in the left panel, in the bottom middle panel it will list all drives including your CD-Rom etc if you hear a ding when you put your memory sticks it may show here if it does, it most likely just needs a letter allocated to it for it to be recognised, if your memory stick is showing there, right click and it will give you an option of changing the drive letter and or path, (if it comes up saying it needs to be formatted just ignore that.) hope this helps
Relevancy 57.62%

Ok i was wondering what the difference in DDR400/300/266 Is and which one is best I am buying a mother board that supports all 3 types and was trying to figure out wich is best for an Athlon 3200 Cpu that i got for the board Plz! also is ddr400 the same as 3200 and ddr 333 same as 2700 abd ddr 266 same s 2100 i really need some advice on this one plz!

A:Solved: memory sticks

Buy the pc 3200 if you mobo supports it and yes to you ram speed question.Read this link about ram to help you.
Relevancy 57.62%

Appreciate some assistance.

72pin SiMMs normally have black rectangular blocks held on to the stick with what look like "feet". It appears that 8MB sticks have 4 sets of 5 "feet", 10 on each side of the block.
The 16MB sticks appear to have 4 sets of 6 "feet", 12 on each side of the block.

Is this a basic rule of thumb to "eyeball" memory and know what it is (in quantity) without installing it on a mainboard?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Relevancy 57.62%


My experience with Hard Drives from Seagate and WD are that they last about 3 years or so.
Possibly an even shorter time.

This seems to be true irrespective of whether that are running continuously, or just plugged in for the occasional backup (like for an external HD).

What's you experience ?

Anyway, do these USB Memory Sticks like from Sandisk "tend to" last longer ?



A:HD And Memory Sticks; Life Of ?

I won't buy anything from Sandisk after they weaseled out of the warranty for a failed camera card.
Relevancy 57.62%

Well guys .... i got an issue?

i just bought 2 more sticks of ram and when i add them in and start the pc .... it wont start.
I mean the lights and fans come on .... but the they keyboard/monitor/mouse doesnt?

Relevancy 57.62%

I recently had memory installed by a tech. My computer has 4 slots. It came with 2 - 256MB sticks. I went to bios and noticed the order and was wondering if they should have been switched. I had 2 512MB sticks installed for a total of 1536MB. Our tech here at Staples sometimes makes mistakes but usually he is very good.

Here's info from bios
Installed memory 1536 MB/PC2 - 3200
Memory bank 1 - 256 MB/DDR2
Memory bank 2 - 512 "
Memory bank 3 - 256 "
Memory bank 4 - 512 "

I've been getting crash messages in explorer and slow downs even though I keep computer cleaned up. Have mulitple spyware and avg free antivirus. If the above configuration is correct then perhaps one of the modules is bad. My signiture contains computer info.


Relevancy 57.62%

I just built a new machine and the memory sticks from my old computer wont cooperate with the new stick i just bought.

-- Gigabyte K8 Triton
Memory sticks
-- 512mb pc3200 Corsair new
-- 256mb pc2100 Crucial old
-- 256mb pc2100 Kingston old

Both old sticks work fine together, and boot the system. The Corsair stick works fine and boots the system. However, the system will not even post (fans will turn on) when any combination of Old and New memory is used. What gives?

Relevancy 57.62%

someone lemme know what memory stick to buy for purposes of booting up live stick ??

Relevancy 57.62%

I have a GIGABYTE-K8N Pro motherboard which has 3 DDR Memory slots with a max capacity of 1gb per slot thus making it able to support 3gb. I have 2 sticks of Kingston 1GB DDR PC3200 ive also tried with 512mb DDR Kingston equiv. All memory works when put in the first DDR slot closest to processor however none of the work together. Anyone have any idea how I can trouble shoot this further? Are my ram slots dmg'ed and do I need a new mobo?

^^thank you for any help you can provide^^

A:Memory ? All sticks work when only 1 put in but not when more than 1??

Relevancy 57.62%

Hey I upgraded my RAM from 512 to 1G+512 but Windows only detects the 1G. I checked in Everest Home that they are Both DDR2 and 266MHz. Any clue why they both don't recognise?

Relevancy 57.62%

Is there antway to identify a memory stick? A friend gave me a couple but does not know what kind of memory it is.

A:Unknown Memory sticks

Can you identify on your own if it is sdram, ddr ram, edo ram... etc? Then look for any labels on the ram, # of pins, etc. I always get mervous testing unknown ram, because if it's say pc66 sdram, and you put it in a computer running at 100mhz bus speed, you would overclock and fry the ram. (most likely) and possible cause other issues as well. If you have say an old celeron machine in the 300mhz range you can install the ram in, you could install a computer information progra, like sisoft sandra, and see if that gives you info on the ram. Ram is fairly cheap.. If you don't want to take the chance of frying your computer, i would try to identify by any #'s or labels on the stick. Free ram is even more suspect.. I wouldn't risk it unless it was nice new ddr or something...
Relevancy 57.62%

I have been unable to get Windows to accept a memory upgrade I want to increase my memory from Gig to Gig ie sticks of Gig to sticks of Gig Windows hangs with all sticks installed but boots normally with only sticks installed It seems that the BIOS is happy to accept sticks x Gig but Windows hangs With all sticks installed The BIOS will boot and the Windows boot screen appears the four star animation and then the system only accepting Win memory 7 of sticks Why is 3 hangs By a process of elimination I have been able to deduce that none of the individual sticks or the individual slots are faulty I can use any combination of sticks in any combination of the four available slots and it will boot OK and show Gig of memory available I have checked that all memory sticks are identical Corsair Vengeance mhz DDR and I have downloaded and installed the latest BIOS but the problem persists I note that the original memory sticks are labelled V and the second pair are labelled V but I also note that they are happy running together as long as I only use sticks any sticks The problem only arises when I try to use all Can anyone help

A:Why is Win 7 only accepting 3 sticks of memory

Just passing by

What is the max memory set to in msconfig?

Relevancy 57.62%

hi, i have a motherboard with 4 slots for ram sticks. right now i have two sticks of 512mb but i want to buy another 1GB stick. does it matter what brandname i get, or what kind? i'm not sure if there is only one kind of ram or different sizes or whatever. also 2 slots i have are blue and the other 2 are red. does that mean anything? like how much they can hold?
Thank You

i have an ASUS A8N-E motherboard

A:Buying Memory Sticks

go here find out what kind of memory u need...then check for your ram
Relevancy 57.62%

i want to buy a good one that will last,

i think disgo are supposed to be the best but im looking for something a bit cheaper

which other ones are good

ive been on ebay but there are thousands

does anyone know what make that thin, rectangular one is which is silver on the outside and transparent when you take the lid off?

thanks for reading and helping

Relevancy 57.19%

Eh getting weird problem with Windows 10 Pro.

So few days ago when i ran memtest few hours without error, but after finished test i reboot pc and Automatiic repair started before windows. Is this something with memory ? Memory trigger that error? Or it is software issue?

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem occurs only when starting system again after shutdown.

My disk is Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD. I run HD TUNE but no errors and CrystalDiskInfo Smart is fine 100% GOOD. Rams are 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhhz.

Memtest86 not showing errors.

Somebody said to me:"had similar issues, replaced RAM and I have been error free since."

So its a memory related or not? What you think about it ? Thx for answer.
Relevancy 57.19%

Hello I have Windows Professional bit I got a new stick of GB DDR memory Whether I use it by itself or with another stick the computer blue screens with random errors instantly when trying to boot Windows A GB stick of the same speed from the same manufacturer works great in Windows So you would think that the memory stick is bad But I let it run a memtest test for over hours it made passes and had no problems Also passed a Windows Memory Diagnostic from the startup menu I was able to boot into Ubuntu bit with no problems It recognized the full GB and was passing a linux memtester test with memory 7 windows New in great works memtest/linux, crashes no issues So the memory seems to be good Is there some setting that could cause Windows bit to crash with GB or more I should add that I can't boot into safe mode either Random blue screens when the colored dots are New memory works great in memtest/linux, crashes windows 7 moving on the boot screen

A:New memory works great in memtest/linux, crashes windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by 7X64User

I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit. I got a new stick of 4GB DDR3 1333 memory. Whether I use it by itself or with another stick, the computer blue screens with random errors instantly when trying to boot Windows 7. A 2GB stick of the same speed from the same manufacturer works great in Windows 7. So you would think that the memory stick is bad. But I let it run a memtest86 test for over 8 hours, it made 6 passes and had no problems. Also passed a Windows Memory Diagnostic from the startup menu. I was able to boot into Ubuntu 64bit with no problems. It recognized the full 6GB and was passing a linux memtester test with no issues. So the memory seems to be good. Is there some setting that could cause Windows 7 64bit to crash with 4GB or more?

We need the dmp file to be sure, but can you run a system file check to verify you OS?

At the end there is a report that we need the results of

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Relevancy 56.76%


Does anyone know if a card reader that reads sony's original memory sticks can also read the memory stick duo/ duo pro?

I prefer to use my laptops built in card reader than having to plug the camera in to get the pictures transferred.


A:card readers and memory sticks

I have several card readers and Sony memory stick and Sony memory stick pro.
One reader handles both sticks and it also worked before I upgraded to USB2 on my desktop.
One card reader worked only on older memory stick and only on USB1
My favorite is a Lexar card reader that handles 6 types of cards, including all Sony cards (4 slots some read more then one type of card.) I believe I got it at Walmart a year ago for about $30

I guess the answer to your question is-some do/ some don't
Look up your reader on Google to see what the specifications say.
By the way-the newer Memory stick pro is great-quicker recovery/more storage etc.
Relevancy 56.76%

Hello I have bought quite a lot of those memory sticks/cards that connect via USB , and you can then save your files etc on them. However every time I plug a new one into my computer - I have to then go through an automatic process of connecting online to search for new updates. I would think that it should know what to do once I have installed the driver for the first card.

It is only everytime I use a card for the very first time - but it does seem a bit of a hassle. Is it correct that my computer is doing this?

Thank you very much.

Relevancy 56.76%

My father recently purchased two DDR DIMM memory modules that were not compatible with his laptop - and which are non-returnable. They weren't huge $$$ investment, but rather than let them go to waste in the front hall closet shelf, I thought I could retail them somehow - as long as I know what laptop system they are actually compatible with. Any suggestions on website that I could use that would allow me to enter the manufacturer/product# and get some systems that the memory modules would work in?

Relevancy 56.76%

Hi hopefully this is Solved: not sticks PC at two time memory does same like something easy to crack as it has Solved: PC does not like two memory sticks at same time been driving me mad The basic issue is that my PC will not handle two memory sticks at the same time I have tried various different memory sticks together and I have tried putting various single sticks in both bays seperately The only thing that causes the problem is to have any two sticks in together So the problem would not appear to be a physical problem with either bay or with any memory I have used which all works fine on other machines The specifics of the problem is that whilst the machine will run fine of the time there are two or three very specific things which will cause it to crash every time with a memory related blue screen of death error message giving an address and then the consequent reboot etc For example if I call one specific report in the EPOS software I am running which calculates a total stock value so it is pulling more memory usage than normal at this point onw would think then try and increase the zoom to make the text a big larger you can visibly see the machine slow right down as it is literally reloading the page a few characters per second rather than fairly immediately and then we go blue screen annnnd POP Every other report in the EPOS appn does not cause a problem but I am also running this appn on a couple of other machines without any issue whatsoever and there are no other reported issues with their technical support of this nature or with that particular report So it is not the software I did uninstall and reinstall it though just to make sure And updated all hardware drivers etc etc The other main cause of the intermittant crashes is surfing the internet There are no specific pages or types of pages that cause the occasional crash though However I am aware Mozilla does use a relatively large amount of amount of memory I have also cloned the hard drive of this pc with an identical drive and swapped the drives to eliminate any hard drive errors issues The crashes still occurred So it would seem this machine just does not like having two memory sticks in The BIOS is set to autodetect the memory my preferred choice I want to put in is a paired Crucial set of GB sticks which according to Crucial are compatible with this machine but my guess is the issue must lie with how the BIOS is setting up for the memory perhaps The machine itself is only a Celeron MHz as that is all this machine which is basically a touch screen till really requires to run the EPOS software It is under warranty with J systems however I would have to send it back to them to look at it which I have been told could take a month round trip which would be a massive inconvenience as it is my only touch screen machine And if it is merely a BIOS setting or similar I can sort myself then there is no need to send it back However this is where I could do with some expert advice on what to try next So any suggestions would be most welcome many thanks Jonathan nbsp

Relevancy 56.76%

Can I take the memory sticks out of my Dell optiplex GX1 and put them into my Dell Dimension L933r,they look the same(no help from Dell)

A:Solved: Memory sticks switch

Check the specs at
Relevancy 56.76%

I'm wondering if this is a "problem" or just a mere characteristic. Fairly modern mobo using intel's mobile 910/915 chipset and Pentium 4 Mobile running 1.8ghz... I have a big 8GB memory "stick" that uses an SD card. its awful slow... just dreary painfully slow to use. Is this "normal"?

I notice that a Geeksquad 2GB stick with that stupid little OS of theirs taking up space is actually much faster than the bigger SD thingy. Its not FAST,... not like my Seagate Free Agent usb drive, but its easily 2X faster than the SD.

tips? tricks? driver issue?

A:USB Memory sticks: Slower under Windows 7 vs. xp?

On the flash drive, do a defrag.
Relevancy 56.76%

Motherboard type: Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L
it has 4 memory slots (2 red and 2 yellow)

I had 2x1G sticks of this type:
DIMM3: Mushkin 991529 (996529) 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)

And recently bought a 2GB stick:
DIMM1: Samsung M3 78T5663QZ3-CF7 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)

Tried to connect all 3 together in any possible way but my PC wouldn't start or
reboot before windows gets to load.
I tried to pull out the old 2x1GB sticks and just put the new 2GB one and it
worked perfectly.
Now i installed 1GB+2GB and it works great but
i bought the new stick in order to have 4GB total, not 3.

Any way i can fix this? maybe i'm doing something wrong?
or could it be a bios problem? my bios version is F8 (2 updates behind the latest version)

A:PC fails to load with three memory sticks

All the memory sticks should be the same type and speed modules. Your speeds and manufacturers are different. Some motherboards are more sensitive to this than others
Relevancy 56.76%

Hi, I am a first time user of this site, I have a Acer Aspire 5001 Wl Mi Laptop running windows xp. The usb ports will only recognize one type of Flash stick(first that was used), they operate ok with the mouse plugged in, but not other sticks. I may have removed some programs in the past, and may have removed something that was important for these ports. Can someone please suggest, how I may start to find the root of this problem. As I am a relative beginner to computer fixing, your instructions would be much appreicated.

Many thanks

Relevancy 56.76%

I recently got a refurbed M7510 with 16GB memory and my intention was to replace the memory to get 64GB total.
So, I bought a 64GB kit, and started to open up the M7510.
I removed the battery cover, battery and the bottom cover, and I see 2 empty SODIMM slots, but I can't see any way to get to the 2 (apparently) 8GB sticks that are already installed (chip-side down)!!

Can anyone tell how to remove those 2 memory modules?

Relevancy 56.76%

I want to replace two 256mb sticks with two 512mb sticks (the max my mobo will support). If I get two sticks with the same characteristics (pc133, non-buffered, non-ECC, low density, 3.3v, SDRAM, 168-pin DIMM), must they be from the same manufacturer, or same part number?

If everything is the same, but one is pc100 and one is pc133, will that work?

Running Win98SE.

Relevancy 56.76%

A few days ago I reported a computer problem in a previous thread Before I could try all the the suggested fixes however I encountered another technical issue The computer screen started displaying glitches and then a few moments later it froze up on me Further restarts only provided a blank unchanging screen After a bit of experimenting I found out that one of the memory sticks had suddenly become faulty The sad part is this this computer has had faulty memory before that is when it first arrived Something is seriously wrong with my system What are the odds of a Sticks Become Faulty Memory Regularly computer s memory going bad twice within two months To answer this question I ask what causes bad computer memory in the first place Well I did some research on the internet and I found out the reasons and indicators of faulty memory Possible Reaons Electrostatic shock from improper handling Try to avoid stroking your cat while you install your new Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty GB DDR module Before this memory issue I neither owned a cat nor touched the memory within several weeks so I doubt this is the problem Power Surges or Poor Power Supplies can also damage your computer s Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty memory somtimes gradually Raising Memory Voltage too high if you are overclocking This explanation can be ruled out because I don t overclock the system If the computer is excessively dusty or is located in a humid environment the contacts between the memory module and the memory slot can be interfered with or corroded Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty I know the system is not overly dusty having cleaned it a dozen times while troubleshooting nor do I live near the Equator Heat either from other components or the RAM itself can also cause gradual damage This is possible but unlikely considering that I have an extra fan installed Indicators Blue Screens of Death especially during the install procedure of Windows or XP This is one of the surest signs of faulty memory Random crashes or blue screens during the running of or XP Note that heat can also be a culprit in the case of general flakiness so you should always consider that possibility too Crashes during memory intensive operations D games benchmarks compiling Photoshop etc Distorted graphics on screen This can also be related to the video card Failure to boot This can be accompanied by repeated long beeps As aforementioned I received the last two indicators distorted graphics and eventual failure to boot Reason power surges or a bad power supply seems the most likely explanation However I m inclined to think the latter power supply not only because I use a UPS Surge-Protector but because of my aforesaid previous problem in which a faulty power supply was one of the suggested explanations I realize that I ve pretty much answered my own question but I ve posted here in case someone else can provide another explanation Also if any other newbie experiences symptoms like mine I hope my post here will be a help to them nbsp

A:Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty

Do a Google search and download a free program called "memtest". Use it regularly for a while to see if you can nail down a cause/association of your problem.
Relevancy 56.76%

Hi my computer is:
intel i7 920
msi x58m motherboard
radeon 5570

Story is - computer came with 6gb ram (3x2gb)
3 sticks were found on comp - but only 4gb was being used.
So I thought I'd see if all the sticks were working properly - took one out and it booted with a warning - mentioned overclocking and that settings had to be changed by pressing any key (note i have never overclocked it). Pressed a key and loaded up normally and with 4gb of usable memory - all fine.
Put the 3rd ram stick back in and now the computer starts but the screen stays black. stays on for about 15secs then turns off for about 2secs then turns back on again - does this over and over. Take the stick out and 4gb works fine. But i would like all 6 to work.
Anyone have any ideas on what I should do?

Relevancy 56.76%

I bought a PC 2 months ago, decided to upgrade the memory to 1gig. I purchased 2 512mb DDR2 PC4200. Both sticks work fine when used alone. However when both sticks are in together the PC won't boot up.

The motherboard is an ECS RC410-M LGA775 DDR-2 PCI-e x16 HP rev 1.1.

The processor is an P4 930 dual core 3.0 mhz.

The bios is RC410-M v1.04 10/25/2006.

FAQ on web site suggest changing the DIMM Voltage Adjust Functions in the BIOS. However I do not see such an entry in the bios.

Is there something else I need to do to get the PC to run with both sticks of memory in it?

Help me....I have games to play!

Relevancy 56.33%

Good afternoon i need some help trying to fix a weird issue going on my pc that started a few days ago When i leave unless sticks boot a of wont memory one Pc remove the the pc for long periods of time on and then shut it down for more than hours the Pc wont boot unless a remove one of the memory sticks next time i try to power it up it wont even show the bios it just turn the fans and hd but no image at all The you take one of the sticks out and it turns on just fine I though it was one of the mb sockets so i moved the memorys to unused sockets and worked just fine till i turned off Here is the dxdiag info ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report Machine name TEMPEST-PC Operating System Windows Ultimate -bit Build win gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer System manufacturer System Model System Product Name BIOS BIOS Date Ver Processor AMD Phenom tm II X Processor CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Available OS Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found User DPI Setting Using System DPI System DPI Setting DPI percent DWM DPI Scaling Disabled DxDiag Version bit Unicode

A:Pc wont boot unless a remove one of the memory sticks

What Motherboard brand and Model?
Power Supply brand and Model
Video Card Brand and Model?

Check the ram using memtest+ D/L burn to a CD and boot from the CD run at least 6 passes.
Relevancy 56.33%

Anyone use one? I heard its alot easier, and faster than burning a CD everytime. Are they worth the money? What make is best?

Relevancy 56.33%

I got a system in recently with a weird issue It would reset after a few sticks, System restarts memory fine two with with one minutes and then shorter and System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one shorter intervals on restart continually I tested for all the normal stuff power supply temperature unplugged the video card and checked the error logs but only the unexpected restarts were listed with no suspicious events around them If I removed a memory stick it ran fine though I thought it was a bad stick but I ran memtest on both sticks without errors for a few passes Immediately though if I plug in both sticks the system won t stay on for more than a minute or two I adjusted just about every bios setting concerning memory without change and tried loading bios failsafe defaults Anyways I m considering between just telling the owner that the system can only support one ram stick now likely due to some motherboard fault or trying to do a bios update though I m a bit hesitant that if there are issues with the motherboard maybe I should just leave the bios version alone I d be interested in hearing others takes on the issue CPU- AMD Athlon X GHZ Motherboard- amd gm-m RAM- CORSAIR CM X - C MHZ System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one - - - nbsp

A:System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Often a faulty memory stick will work by itself, but then fail once running in duel channel.

Unfortunately this is very difficult to test with two sticks, so there's no guarantee that this is the issue. You may just have to buy some new memory.
Relevancy 56.33%

Hey Folks,
I've just bought a little 128mb memory stick - my first!
Plugged it into my powerbook (OSX) & there it was.
I dragged a few mp4 files onto it & there they were.

Then, I dragged them out & dropped them into trash & they vanished.

However, my memory stick now claims to have only 93mb left.

My question is therefore;

Have I removed the files correctly & if not,
What should I do?


A:Stupid question about memory sticks & macs!

Mac has a few hidden files on every media. the ~30mb does feel a bit much however.
Relevancy 56.33%

Memory the sticks are latest security risk Memory sticks are the latest security risk By John Leyden Posted at Memory sticks are the latest security risk GMT Memory sticks have been branded as the latest security risk by security firm SecureWave whose intrusion prevention technology can be used to control the use of the popular devices in corporate environments The alleged risk here is that quot many organisations run the risk of viruses and unauthorised software entering the network as well as confidential data being removed through these small yet powerful desktop devices quot So flash memory sticks pose similar risks to those posed by floppy disks and then some SecureWave s concerns echo those of Websense which earlier this year warned that online storage sites provided a route to smuggle data out of organisations But if people really want to smuggle data out of an organisation they ll always find a way there s only so much technology can do The application of technology has to be consistent with an organisation s overall security policy There is a risk that USB devices could be used to bring viruses into a network However since the main risk of viruses these days stems from email-borne nasties desktop AV protection represent the most appropriate line of defence In some instances however USB devices arguably pose their own distinctive security problem Read more here nbsp
Relevancy 56.33%


I have 2 x Stick's of 512 mb MDT DDR 400 cl 2.5 >> Info

I want to buy another stick of Ram. MDT is a little harder to find, a friend wants to sell his Infineon stick 512 mb but with cl of 3 ....not sure rest of data..

but becuase Cas Lantency is different and also the make and model will this make much difference or will the performance of ram be reduced becuase of the slower CL....

Thx for any advice..

A:Mixing Memory Sticks good idea or not ?

I cannot read the language used in the link, however that looks like pc2700 or 333 ram not pc3200 or 400 ram.

If you are using dual channel, you most likely will not get the memory to run in DC. I will [probably] run ok. You may have to manually set your memory timings to CL3 so that all memory runs at the same timings.

In general I advise people not to mix memory if they want top performance and stability from their system.
Relevancy 56.33%

I just swamped out two memory sticks, a 256 pc 133 and a 128 sdr stick on a gateway for a 512 stick with a 1300 mhz celeron processor, running win xp ver 2002, ser pack 3, and safari and fire fox are now crashing , any ideas?
Relevancy 56.33%

...The W32/SillyFD-AA worm hunts for removable drives such as floppy disks and USB memory sticks, and then creates a hidden file called autorun.inf to ensure a copy of the worm is run the next time it is connected to a Windows PC.It also changes the title of Internet Explorer windows to append the phrase "Hacked by 1BYTE".

A:Usb! Worm Targets Removable Memory Sticks

It is recommended to disable the autorun feature in Windows to combat this worm. How?????
Relevancy 56.33%

Can anyone tell me what I may have done to lose my sound when I upgraded memory sticks.

This is a Dell Dimension E310.

Relevancy 56.33%

Suddenly when I plug in either of my two memory sticks picasa pops up and asks me to import images. Picasa isn't on either stick so why does that appear? The only way I can access files on the sticks is by going into Computer/Drive G. Why doesn't the usual Windows dialogue options box come up any more?

I haven't done anything that might change the settings as far as I know. Can anyone help please?


Relevancy 55.9%

Im new to computer repair and upgrades.... but as I get further into it, I find I enjoy this.

I ordered a 2 stick kit for my Dell Dimension E310 to get it from 512MB to 2GB. There were no instructions saying how to put them in, are they plug & play or do I need to follow some steps of some kind? Is it as simple as powering down the comp and putting them in, then turn it back on and gas on it???

Thanks for any replies,


Relevancy 55.9%

I received an excellent help not too long ago however the hijacking problems reappeared in a slightly different form and shape less frequent but annoying nonetheless In addition there s this virus on my removable memory cards SHDC Memory Stick etc - itrenames directories on the media TrafficAutorun Memory - on SDHC, Sticks etc... Hijacked Virus as exe Hijacked TrafficAutorun Virus on Memory Sticks - SDHC, etc... files i e DCIM exe etc Avira AVG ESET Hijacked TrafficAutorun Virus on Memory Sticks - SDHC, etc... call it different names andclaim to remove it but that is not the case eventually I removed it manually all files appear lost now but theyhave hidden attributes - explorer in windows can t read it so I have to use third party file manager i e Servant Salamanderto be able to view them Posted are the logs as per your instructions thank you very much for your help DDS log see attached logs DDS Ver - - - NTFSx Run by Administrator at on Wed Internet Explorer BrowserJavaVersion Microsoft Windows XP Professional GMT - Running Processes C windows system svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost exeC windows System svchost exe -k netsvcssvchost exesvchost exeC windows Explorer EXEC windows system spoolsv exeC windows system rundll exeC Program Files WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software bin btwdins exeC windows System svchost exe -k imgsvcC windows System svchost exe -k HTTPFilterC Program Files Skype Phone Skype exeC Program Files Firefox firefox exeC windows system notepad exeC Documents and Settings Administrator Desktop dds scr Pseudo HJT Report BHO Adobe PDF Link Helper df c-e ad- -a -fa c ebdc - c program files common files adobe acrobat activex AcroIEHelperShim dllBHO C C A-E - b - D - CECB - No FileBHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper d - c - abf- ecc- c - c program files common files microsoft shared windows live WindowsLiveLogin dllBHO Java Plug-In SSV Helper dbc -a - b-bc - c c c a - c program files java jre bin jp ssv dllBHO JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class e e f - ce- c -bc -eabfe f c - c program files java jre lib deploy jqs ie jqs plugin dllEB - a - b-a - c a a - No FilemPolicies-system EnableLUA x IE E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - c progra office office EXCEL EXE IE Send To amp Bluetooth - c program files widcomm bluetooth software btsendto ie ctx htmIE CCA CA-C - ef- - C D F - c program files widcomm bluetooth software btsendto ie htmIE FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - c program files messenger msmsgs exeIE B - CC- C -B BE- C C A - FF E -CC A- E E-BF B- E D - c progra office office REFIEBAR DLLDPF B-B - D-A D -FCFDF E C - hxxp update microsoft com windowsupdate v V Controls en x client wuweb site cab DPF AD C - E- D -B E - F D - hxxp java sun com update jinstall- -windows-i cabDPF CAFEEFAC- - - -ABCDEFFEDCBA - hxxp java sun com update jinstall- -windows-i cabDPF CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA - hxxp java sun com update jinstall- -windows-i cabHandler skype com - FFC B - B - DFF- - C DD F D - c progra common skype SKYPE DLL FIREFOX FF - ProfilePath - c docume admini applic mozilla firefox profiles ymo v uz default FF - prefs js browser startup homepage - www google comFF - component c documents and settings administrator application data mozilla firefox profiles ymo v uz default extensions e c - e - -a cb- a components bdqscan dllFF - plugin c documents and settings administrator application data mozilla firefox profiles ymo v uz default extensions e c - e - -a cb- a plugins npqscan dllFF - plugin c program files adobe reader reader browser nppdf dllFF - plugin c program files firefox plugins npdeployJava dllFF - plugin c program files java jre bin new plugin npdeployJava dllFF - HiddenExtension Java Console No Registry Reference - c program files firefox extensions CAFEEFAC- - - -ABCDEFFEDCBA SERVICES DRIVERS R IPN INPROCOMM IPN Wireless LAN Card Driver c windows system drivers i ntx sys - - S VAgnt Helper Service VAgnt Helper Service x S KProcWatch KProcWatch c windows system drivers KProcWatch sys - - S Normandy Normandy SR x Created Last - -... Read more

A:Hijacked TrafficAutorun Virus on Memory Sticks - SDHC, etc...

Hi 1Desperado,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.STEP 1 - MBAMNote: In the event that you already have MBAM installed, you do not need to reinstall it. Simply Updating it and doing a Quickscan is sufficient.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to inclu... Read more
Relevancy 55.9%

I had a pair of machines brought to me with very similar symptoms memory sticks would no longer mount Windows would detect the device itself but never mount the disk various services such as BITS and wuauclt had their paths edited to fystemroot rather than systemroot One machine is being reinstalled I d like to clean the other and gather any information on the infection first if possible The machine is off the network for obvious reasons but this and the inability to use memory sticks impairs diagnosis somewhat I ve run Spybot MBAM and a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise DAT from May manually fixed the permissions on the fystemroot services and corrected the paths as well as corrupt changes, disabled, memory sticks winlogon.exe USB %fystemroot% capturing a USB memory sticks disabled, %fystemroot% changes, winlogon.exe corrupt few rogue files from system I ll try to upload those to the appropriate sites tomorrow to get a proper ID The machine now shows as clean in all scanners after McAfee cleaned explorer exe winlogon exe and a few others I don t see any unexpected Winlogon notification packages but it looks as if winlogon exe itself had been modified In the mean time does anyone have any suggestions Other cleanup tools and or ways to get memory sticks working again would be ideal please

A:USB memory sticks disabled, %fystemroot% changes, winlogon.exe corrupt

By memory sticks do you mean flash drives? If so,Download and Run FlashDisinfectorYou may have a flash drive infection. These worms travel through your portable drives. If they have been connected to other machines, they may now be infected.Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.
Relevancy 55.9%

greetings all. I recently lost all my pictures on my external hard drive because I used the drive on an infected pc and the viruses destroyed my documents. Is there any way to write protect memory sticks and external hard drives? Mine do not provide for that, but I read somewhere that there are software which could be used to do this.
Thanks for any help
Relevancy 55.47%

my PC did not power up when I pressed power button. The motherboard has lights (leds). turning power on at psu lights up leds. pressing power on pc button fires up the fans for < 1 second and then stop, boot process doesnt proceed but lights remain on board.

So I buy a new psu (another 800 watt). I unplug all but bare essentials on board. same issue. I then take out the 8 pin adapter (so only the 24 pin is connected) and leds remains on and boot up starts (yipee). I then put the 8 pin in again and it fails in the same manner as before.

Gigabyte GA EP45 DQ6 mobo
4 hard drives
2 dvd
intel q550 ( I think)
4 x 2 gb RAM
800 watt psu

any idea where fault lies? I assume board.

A:PC won't boot... power issue or mobo fault

...then go after the motherboard
Relevancy 55.04%

I just upgraded memory from 8 GB to 16 GB in Windows 7 Home Premium. Now the mouse is hard to aim, is slow to respond and jumpy. I read somewhere along the way about setting the BIOS settings differently to synch with new sticks but assumed I had nothing
to do in that arena. Maybe I do?
Relevancy 55.04%

Hi The following is a copy of a post I made recently on the Microsoft Community forum and for which so far I have had no reply Hopefully someone on this forum may be able to offer some advice I still run an XP Pro SP desktop but it is not connected to the internet I also use a Windows desktop that does have an internet connection Sometimes I use usb memory sticks to transfer files between the two computers Even though the memory sticks work perfectly well in the XP system whenever memory devices Event error but are sticks using etc. usb the when reports viewer I use them the Event Viewer reports Event viewer reports error when using usb memory sticks etc. but the devices are an error 'RSM could not load media in Drive of library USB Flash Drive USB device' or similar I also get similar errors when I use the front panel card reader included when new so not a later installation Windows reports no errors with the same devices This appears merely a nuisance rather than a problem for me because as I have said everything is working fine I would be grateful for comments and advice from other forum members who may be able to offer some sort of explanation Thank you

A:Event viewer reports error when using usb memory sticks etc. but the devices are

Wild guess would be damaged USB drivers in the XP install.
I would start with uninstalling each item in Device Manager/USB which cites itself as a "controller" (don't fiddle with "hubs", "devices", or anything else...just the ones under USB which have "controller" in the description.  Then I would reboot and allow the USB drivers to reinstall automatically.
Relevancy 55.04%

The motherboard I am getting (ASUS P5WD2) has four slots for memory, total of 8 Gig. I'm going to put 2 Gig in (need it for large video editing files) Am I better off to get 4 512s and fill all slots so if one goes bad I can replace at cheaper price or am I better off to go with two 1 Gig sticks? Will that board run on only 1 stick or does it need to be in pairs? If the memory needs to be installed in pairs, then I think it would be better to have 4 sticks so you can troubleshoot memory.

What do you think?

And what about memory brands? Is Altas Good? If not what is do you recommend?

A:Should you fill all memory slots or get larger sticks and leave some open?
Relevancy 55.04%

I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista Had it almost a year now I have two USB ports on the right side of the computer A couple weeks ago the two ports which are part of the same quot card quot or whatever it s called when it s in a laptop Kind of fell into the computer I think the soldering must have broke or something and the ports kinda just sank in a little The compute still ran fine for a week or so Memory Ricoh Phantom Issue Sticks USB, Toshiba Laptop. on USB and I was just waiting to get the ports put back into place A few days ago My comp started thinking things were being plugged and unplugged USB Issue on Toshiba Laptop. Phantom USB, Ricoh Memory Sticks into the usb ports even though they weren t When it s happening it makes my computer run pretty slow It seems to only happen while I am using a browser either Firefox or IE Also when I start the computer I see a little tab in the bar at the bottom that says quot cfFncEnabler quot and nothing else It doesn t say error or anything it just says the name of that name It s only there for about seconds and then goes away I know it s a Toshiba file and is safe but it never used to pop up when my comp started before the usb issue Anyways when I go to see what usb device is being plugged in and out it says it is a quot Ricoh Memory Stick Device quot I don t own one Never have Never plugged on into my computer Why is it saying that Is that the name of the usb port I don t think it is because when I google it all I find are things about flash drives If anyone here has any idea about whats up with my laptop please help me out here Thanks nbsp

A:USB Issue on Toshiba Laptop. Phantom USB, Ricoh Memory Sticks

Relevancy 54.61%

So like the title says I am having problems with my m laptop telling me there is no ram installed even when there is I even have the compatible ram purchased new from dell in it with no post I have replaced the motherboard as well and I get the same issue Dell s useless customer service chat has wasted about hrs of my time without answering a single question I just get transferred until they tell me they can t help because of the out of service warranty yet dell s stupid site tells me I am eligible for chat after putting my service tag in Dell has proven to no ram Giving have when proper installed Will mobo out 8 Not post, tried and sticks, changed installed error M6600 I have diff even ram be the worst customer service ever just like everyone on the internet says Who gives a if my warranty is out I just need my queswtion answered so I can fix this piece of myself I don t want to talk to some indian on the phone who can t even understand me well enough to help quot Hello this is Hamid I am very sorry for your frustrations quot Like come on dell you cheap fucks You sell an inferior product that usually always breaks after the warranty goes out then hire non english speaking d bags to not help your loyal customers I have been buying alienware for M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo years and always have to fix the turds myself since dell is too incompetent to build things that dont break nor do they fix the issues when items are under M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo warranty That being said someone tell me why my m keeps telling me I have no ram and fails to post even after using the correct voltage and speed ram M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo from dell themselves and I ve changed the mobo out and the problem still exists According to dell if it was my gfx card or cpu causing no post then the error code would be different

A:M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo

what MB do you have? is dual core/quad core? what year was build? what CPU is currently in it? i5/i7? this will all help you so please answer. I have a 6500 and it needs tlc. so lets figure it out. did you change original MB because of this same exact problem? or other reason? did you keep old MB? let me know.
Relevancy 53.75%

Hello To provide some background information I will explain what happened to cause the problem in the first place I was on vacation with my parents it s their computer by the way and prior to that we took out all the plugs of the computers just in case When we came back all that was done was re-plug the computer and then we tried booting it It turned on but the display didn t work After some fooling around it was identified that RAM was the issue because when I took out a single stick it suddenly showed video again However the next boot it didn t so I with though and won't slots boot work Computer RAM, sticks sticks 2 both took the other stick and tried it but it Computer won't boot with 2 sticks RAM, though both sticks and slots work didn t work so I put it in the other port and then it did work Long story short I have tried both RAM sticks together doesn t work Tried them individually and they both work SOMETIMES Sometimes one of them works in one port then it works in the other then it doesn t and the other stick has to be in one port then the other It seems completely random and I haven t been able to identify any other issue I m not entirely sure if I m in the right section of the Forums but since I restarted the PC about a hundred times it seems like I am Any help would be greatly appreciated Marty Edit Realised I forgot to mention that the motherboard is an ASUS M N SE and the RAM are x GB DDR Fatal ty OCZ nbsp

A:Computer won't boot with 2 sticks RAM, though both sticks and slots work

Did you get this fixed?
Relevancy 53.75%

I ordered some computer stuff at 4a.m. and I had a major brainfart when doing so.

I ordered some Crucial ram that came in 2GB sticks, sold is in doubles and triple packs, my thought was well, 6GB is better then 4GB when ordering but after doing so I thought, wait, don't you normally run ram in two's for dual channel?

So tomorrow I have 3, 2GB sticks showing up. Should I order a forth? I mean I KNOW I can run just 3 sticks but that puts is out of dual channel mode, correct? Does it REALLY matter when you get upto 6GB of ram? I mean computers are so quick now days, does it really actually matter?

I have this motherboard: - ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

I intend to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 tomorrow on this new motherboard and a Dual-Core CPU.

A:RAM... Two sticks, three sticks, dual channel, triple channels, huh?

Most MB's will let you run the 3 sticks in dual channel mode. One channel will have 4GB and one will have 2GB. Check you MB manual and it should show which slots to use.

Relevancy 53.32%

To all the fonts of all knowledge I have two questions which are simple ones but I cannot find or don't know where to start to look Up until now we have supplied just software to our customer and now we are looking at providing the hardware as well as the support for said hardware The plan is that when we need to carry out any maintenance to the laptops instead of me or one of my team jumping in a car plane to the customers location to update the software both windows and application the customer connects the laptop to the internet and dials into our Secure nbsp VPN so I can then RD into it to do all the work remotely However the customer cannot have access to anything nbsp else in the outside world I know it can be done as my Win memory IP Sticks Laptop to except / 7 External USB Address specific Internet Block Secure Access wife's laptop nbsp cannot access the internet but only through her company VPN I want Block Internet Access to Win 7 Laptop except specific External IP Address / Secure USB memory Sticks nbsp to do the same but not give the customer access to the internet at all just my external IP address so I can access it We will provide them with secure USB memory sticks to use but they can only use these ones all others will be blocked How do I do this Your thoughts will be very much appreciated Phil C nbsp nbsp