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post #1 of 6
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Hello All,

Well all has been great with my computer running stable as can be. I recently added 2 more gigs of ram for a total of 4gigs and still no issues.

Then this morning I went downstairs to get my new podcasts before going to work and everything was frozen so I hit the reset button and below is what happens,

1) My computer starts up recognizes my Q6600 and states its running at 2.4ghz and then says 1 CPU after that. ( now I have my system overclocked to 3.0ghz but i think it always says 2.4ghz at startup)

2) After that it just says memory testing and nothing happens. this is the first time i have experienced this.

Now some things I am going to try when i get home is to reset the CMOS the old fashion way by pulling the battery and changing the jumper.

and if this doesnt work then I am going to remove the 2gigs of ram that I put in my system last Wednesday that i am running at 4,4,4,12 (6200) and see if the new sticks went bad.

If anyone has any suggestions on what else i should try or if this has happened to anyone else please let me know what could have happened so i can save some time doing diagnostics when i get home.

Thanks for all the help,

GEO
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post #2 of 6
You can try getting a CD-R, burning and downloading memtest86 one stick at a time to check which stick of RAM is bad...
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post #3 of 6
can you get into BIOS? If so, just reset everything to stock and try again. If not, you've got the right idea. Reset BIOS with jumper, then try different RAM sticks. It might also be your old sticks that went bad...just try 1 stick at a time, in different slots (slots can go bad too).

Also make sure you manually set your RAM timings in the BIOS - auto-detected timings are frequently too loose, which can cause problems.
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post #4 of 6
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The weird thing is its not even getting to the part of the boot where i can even get into the bios. It just stops at memory test after the CPU check at startup.
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post #5 of 6
first thing I'd do is pull out all the RAM and try 1 stick. If that doesn't work, try another one, and so on 'till you've gone through all 4. If none of them work, do it all again in another slot. Then a third slot, then a 4th slot. If none of them work, try to reset BIOS. If you do that and it still doesn't work, either ALL your RAM is dead (unlikely) or the board is dead. But I doubt it is - sounds like bad RAM or something up with the BIOS.
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post #6 of 6
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Ok i got home and started my PC up and it is running like a champ.

Now I am going to have to do the Memtest86 through USB because my SATA DVD player wont load the boot CD and I cant make a floppy because I am on a 64 system. Which sucks because I have the new Memtest already burnt on a CD in front of me.

I wonder if it was a folding issue with my computer because that was the only thing running last night when it froze up.

If anyone has any thing I should look for please let me know.

Thanks,

GEO
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