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Hello all-

So i have narrowed an issue i have been having with my computer to the ram in the computer or the brand new OS. i recently upgraded from a 32 bit to the 64 bit version of vista

i recently purchesed a brand new 2x2gig set, which you can find here .

i have been having an issue where suddenly, during gaming, i the game freezes and somtimes the screen flashes. the sound continues to play but i cannot alt tab or move the image on the screen in any way.

i assumed it could be my new ram, after 4 passes on Memtest 86, it reported no errors

i put my 2gig set (that was in this machine before i upgraded) into the computer. the issue has been removed, i hav been able to play unaffected for serveral hours, when the error would normally occur in teh first 30mins of play.

If Memtest 86 did not find any errors, could it be an issue between my Vista 64 and the 4gigs of ram? i have installed all the hotfixes associated with ram and vista. perhaps lowering the ram from 4gig to 2gig fixed the issue and there is somthing wrong with my motherboard?

at this point, should i just RMA the ram?
thanks for the help guys!

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Trevor
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Are all the Windows Patchs installed?
    
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ive clicked the search for updates button a billion times.
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Update threads, don't start a new thread one minute apart from the original.
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Just thought it could be anissue with vista or with the ram
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