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I am having a strange problem with my desktop computer today. Whenever I boot, it ends up locking up at random points and sometimes I can't even get into bios. I recently got two new memory modules from corsair to replace my old ones that could not pass memtest. I ran memtest on these new modules up until test number 8 and no errors were detected. After that, I was running spinwrite on one of my 500GB hard drives. When spinwrite got to about 35% on the drive my computer completely locked up and I have not been able to use it more than 5 minutes without it freezing. I am able to get into bios most of the time and nothing is overheating in the hardware monitor. I also have the memory set to the recommended 2.1V and timings of 4-4-4-12. If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it.

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-Your power supply could be crapping out. If you got another one around try that.
-Umm try memtest86+ (the one you have to boot up on a cd)
-also check to see your processes see if anything is resource hogging (eventhought that doesn't explain failed bootups)


*edit* sorry if you mean "memtest86+" when you say just "memtest"
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I never thought about the power supply being a problem. That could be a really easy fix! I'll try to take it to Best Buy to see if they can test it as I do not have a spare. Also, I meant to say I used memtest86+ to test the ram two days ago and no errors were found. I was originally thinking that something on my motherboard was acting up since I have the Asus P5N32-e SLI and a lot of people have had problems with this motherboard.

Also I guess it wouldn't hurt to post my specs, I originally forgot to do this when creating this thread so here they are.

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-e SLI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6600
Power Supply: ThermalTake ToughPower 700 Watt with modular cables
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB
Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB at 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.1V
Hard Drives: 2xSeagate 320GB and 1xSamsung 500GB Spinpoint
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Originally Posted by brad_brak View Post
I never thought about the power supply being a problem. That could be a really easy fix! I'll try to take it to Best Buy to see if they can test it as I do not have a spare. Also, I meant to say I used memtest86+ to test the ram two days ago and no errors were found. I was originally thinking that something on my motherboard was acting up since I have the Asus P5N32-e SLI and a lot of people have had problems with this motherboard.

Also I guess it wouldn't hurt to post my specs, I originally forgot to do this when creating this thread so here they are.

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-e SLI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6600
Power Supply: ThermalTake ToughPower 700 Watt with modular cables
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB
Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB at 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.1V
Hard Drives: 2xSeagate 320GB and 1xSamsung 500GB Spinpoint
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