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by bartyboy_15 / October 17, 2007 11:15 AM PDT

My pc specs...

p4 1.7ghz
512 mb ddr 333
biostar motherboard
via chipsets
40 gig disk

... hello gud day , my pc restarts randomly and frequently appears "reference memory... something like that..." and then i check out some sites about this matters.. then i find www.memtest89.com then i try it and then found out that my memory lots of errors, and i waited about 10 hours, and still not finish so i cancelled it.. is there any way how can i fix my memory.. thanks!!!!

i appreciate any help..

more power.. cnet.forums

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Try memtest86+ V1.65
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2007 1:20 PM PDT

Report results at your earliest.


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yes i already try it
by bartyboy_15 / October 18, 2007 4:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Try memtest86+ V1.65

yes i already try it, but it takes me 10 hours, im busy so that i can waited that long... is the test can fix my RAM? or there another way how to fix it?

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". is the test can fix my RAM?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2007 12:03 AM PDT
In reply to: yes i already try it

Sorry, to fix the RAM you replace it with good RAM. Today's RAM technology doesn't include the concept of being able to repair it.


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Ok Thanks a Lot..
by bartyboy_15 / October 22, 2007 10:47 AM PDT

Thanks To everyone, i concluded that should buy a new RAM...

Thanks.. More Power!!!! Cnet Forums...

I helps A Lot!!!

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memtest86+ will run as long as you want it to test
by VAPCMD / October 19, 2007 8:25 AM PDT
In reply to: yes i already try it

you system RAM. But after it's gone through a number of cycles called "PASSES", it will show a problem or not.

It cannot 'FIX" anything....it can only tell you if the RAM passes or does not pass all the RAM tests in the system it's installed in.

What results do you get from Memtest86+ after three passes ???


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When you talk about "memory". . .
by Coryphaeus / October 17, 2007 1:22 PM PDT

are you talking about RAM or the hard drive. I've never seen a memory test take 10 hours. And are you sure about that link, it doesn't work.

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by bartyboy_15 / October 18, 2007 4:11 PM PDT


yes try that one, its an iso bootable file, and it test the memory and in mine it takes about 10 hours, and not yet finish... i hope you can help.. is there another way how to fix my ram?

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by Islander / October 19, 2007 9:59 PM PDT
In reply to: www.memtest86.com

Buy a compatible memory module of 512 or 1024 mb. (You'll like the 1024)
Turn the power off to the computer and open the cover.
Locate the ram and remove the old module by unlatching two small clips.
Once you have the old ram in your hand drift it into the trash.
Now install the new ram, carefully observing it is located properly (only one way it goes in slot).
Reassemble, power up and carry on.

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Might be better to say 'Unplug AC Power from PC' as
by VAPCMD / October 20, 2007 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: replace

many folks might take "Turn the power off to the computer and open the cover." as just turning off the PC and we both know that 'power off' doesn't really disconnect power from the PC or MB.


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