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Hi guys,

To make a long story short: My newly built PC is rebooting by itself. First thing I thought of is maybe the brand new memory I got is bad, so I ran memtest86. I've never used memtest before, so I burnt the memtest image to a cd, restarted and it started running.

Well,,,it only ran for an hour and a half. I've heard it runs a lot longer than that! Did I do something wrong?

It said that everything is OK. All passes and no fails.

Should it run longer than an hour and a half or no? Am I safe to say that my RAM is fine?

Thanks again,

Nathan
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It "may" not be the ram. please fill up the rest of your system specs.

It could be your windows installation. I once messed it up ONCe by overclocking the ram, but when I went back to stock settings the damage was irreversible and my windows xp would keep rebooting itself...

1 Try using the ram in another system
2 try reinstalling windows
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Hey,

I dont have time to fill out my specs right now((Im heading out for awhile)), but could someone answer my question about MEMTEST86!

I'll be back later on!


Thank you,

Nathan
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As long as memtest did test 100% of your ram, it's fine. Usually takes about 30-50 minutes (in your case 1 hour and 30 min). Usually when the ram is bad, it tells you in the first couple of minutes.
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OK, I'm back,,I updated my system specs. Just to let you know,,,this PC is not overclocked in the least.
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