First of all, you made me bust up laughing with that crack about the electric company!
I feel your pain on that one, as my bill isn’t exactly the lowest around either LOL
Anyway, sorry I think you got me wrong.
I “don’t” have dayly freeze-ups, just almost dayly blue screens when I go to shut
the thing down or maybe do a reboot, which I tend to do a lot of after running a
memory hog like Vue for several hours, as I don’t think it cleans out
the RAM very well after you’ve used it for a few hours straight.
So, when things start to act up, I like to do a fresh reboot to clean out the memory.
I DO have the dayly freeze-ups when I have the 4gigs in there,
and then it’s not just dayly, but like all the time.
And I too agree that something else is going on, but I’ve lost my wits trying to figure it out?
And like I say, I’ve been almost dayly viewing all the forums on this same subject “trying”
to see if I can find some sort, ANY sort of light at the end of the tunnel, but no luck yet.
As for that memtest86 thingy, I did download it and watched it do it’s thing,
what ever THAt was, as it just seemed to go on for eternity and I couldn’t see what
it’s point really was, since it just seemed like it would go forever on and on and on.
I never would see it actually FINISH doing something and tell me, “Hey!, your RAM sucks!”
or anything like that, which was what I was hoping it was going to do?
I am VERY lousey at working in the DOS kind of mode and really HATE working like that.
I don’t kow what to do when I’m in that mode, or what commands to enter or whatever?
I feel like I’m supposed to print out alllllllllllllllllllllllllll that very long shpeal they give you at
that site where you download it from and then try and figure out what the flip they’re
trying to tell you and then see if any of whatever they say matches anything you see on screen?
And back when I first tried that, my printer wasn’t yet working, though it is now.
So, if I NEED to print out a zillion pages of info just to use the thing
while in DOS mode, then I guess I can do that?
But, I’m about to connect up my old computer and I’ve already bought a router so I
can connect to the net with both machines and then that way I can do better testing
on this new one, as I’d be able to read what’s on the net while I’m working on this machine.
THAT, will help me out tremendously, for sure!
I hope to have it up and running by this weekend, no problems pending, that is LOL
EDIT: I just noticed your Edit, and YES, I’ve been having that set to that
and XP CLAIMS to see all 4gigs, when I access the System Info.
Just things like ASUS Probe and Norton’s System Info do NOT see the 4gigs.
Anyway, that’s where I’m at right now…md
And BTW, I still appreciate all the help you already have given me and it’s not your
fault if some systems work and others don’t, so don’t worry about that or anything
I’ve been through this same sort of weirdness in the past with other systems I’ve built.
Ya just never know what the latest weird nonsense might occure?
And ALLL of my old problems were all worked out eventually, one way or another.
Also, did you ever get to see that I won Picture of the Day Award at e-on with Vue5I?
Here’s the full sized image of it, if you don’t want to try and find it at e-on,
since that was a couple of weeks ago.