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Is my ram dying?

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Randomly during a program i will click something and it will go unresponsive for a short period of time.. or sometimes go unresponsive forever until i hold down my power button. Could it be my RAM? i just reformatted about a month ago so i don't think its windows being all junked up.. Any ideas?


edit: i just had the "unresponsive" problem again after i changed my cpu back to a dual core.. so could this be my ram?
Edited by teajayyy - 2/8/11 at 5:24pm
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post #2 of 6
I smell unstable RAM
But the other thing I do smell is fire. Take out that overclock or lock those cores! Never trust MSI boards and their 4+1 VRM - especially heatsinked - with any 125W processor of sorts even at stock (x2 unlocked is 125W)
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Boot memtest to find out!
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update:
I was just on OCN and my firefox went unresponsive.. Nothing else would open and I had to end a lot of processes for it to go back to normal..


update 2: i just had the "unresponsive" problem again after i changed my cpu back to a dual core.. so could this be my ram?
Edited by teajayyy - 2/8/11 at 5:25pm
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download this:
http://www.memtest.org/

and boot to it.

This will run a test on your memory.

Also make sure the motherboard is reading the SPD data correctly and running at the proper timings/voltages. I was working on a computer the other day and the motherboard was setting the DIMM voltage to 1.5 when it was supposed to be 1.85-1.95V
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