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how can I monitor temps while running memtest?
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how can I monitor temps while running memtest?
You can't to my knowledge, just check what they are in the bios, its most likely a temp issue not a ram one, I've encountered a few pc's that were overheating and would shut down during any diagnostic. If its bad ram it will just error out in memtest, not shut off your pc. Otherwise what would be the point of the diagnostic?
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Gonna order up another 2 gigs of memory (my work machine needs another stick anyways).

I am going to figure out which stick is bad...

Any way to salvage a stick? Or is it just toast if this is the case?
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That's a good point. I am still going to order the memory, but I am also gonna check temps with Everest or something like that. Thanks guys!
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Gonna order up another 2 gigs of memory (my work machine needs another stick anyways).

I am going to figure out which stick is bad...

Any way to salvage a stick? Or is it just toast if this is the case?
If the stick errors out it is bad and there is nothing you can do to fix it, however since you say the computer is turning off outside of windows that usually indicates a heat problem.
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If the system is powering down during MemTest, I would check your Northbridge temps. If it was a memory problem, MemTest would detect it but it should not be a system fatal error.
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jus connect your pc to another wall outlet..

My cousin lives in kuwait and he had same prob. to his surprise it was the converter which was shutting down and not the psu itself...
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wow, this seems super hot for just browsing the internet...

Temperatures: Motherboard 23 °C (73 °F)
CPU 41 °C (106 °F)
GPU 37 °C (99 °F)
GPU Ambient 31 °C (88 °F)
WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 39 °C (102 °F)
SAMSUNG HD501LJ 24 °C (75 °F)

Does that seem right?
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If the system is powering down during MemTest, I would check your Northbridge temps. If it was a memory problem, MemTest would detect it but it should not be a system fatal error.
every ram issue I've had, caused hard restarts of my computer. They would occur randomly and it took way too long to finally diagnose some bad Crucial ram.

I highly doubt its the northbridge.
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wow, this seems super hot for just browsing the internet...

Temperatures: Motherboard 23 °C (73 °F)
CPU 41 °C (106 °F)
GPU 37 °C (99 °F)
GPU Ambient 31 °C (88 °F)
WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 39 °C (102 °F)
SAMSUNG HD501LJ 24 °C (75 °F)

Does that seem right?
Those seem like perfectly normal temps, only the CPU seems a little high, but I'm not sure what typical temps on opties are.
Edited by Sparhawk - 6/23/08 at 9:27am
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