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10-05-2003, 04:56 AM
Hello all you wonderful techies, I am having some problems with my computer freezing and I believe it is a ram issue. Recently my computer has been randomly freezing and I could not figure it out...But I just now did some "tests" and figured out that if I open 6 programs my comp freezes??? Before this started happening I was getting memory errors saying it couldn't access " *lots of numbers* " memory, or something similar. I am very tempted to reformat and just reinstall windows xp and start off with a clean slate. Most of the things on my computer can be easily saved and reinstalled. Plus I have not reformatted ever in about one and a half years (when I bought it) soooo it may be a good idea.....Or could this be that my memory is dieing and I need a new set?

I have one question that I was thinking of though that may cause a problem. I recently renewed my one-year subscription to Norton Antivirus, and if I reformatted and reinstalled Norton would it automatically pick up where it left off?

Gigabyte Ga-7n400L1 mobo
Amd Tbred 2700 cpu
512 mb 2100 cas 2 (mushkin I think) ram
400w Sparkle PSU
g4 4200 graphics card

If you need any more info please ask, this problem is really bugging me.

10-05-2003, 01:34 PM
To rule out RAM go download MemTest86 (http://www.memtest86.com/) and let it do a test loop overnight. If it finds errors time to replace the RAM. Otherwise it's probably some sorta software conflict.

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