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    Question Help: Windows random restart.

    I recently upgraded my memory from 1GB to 3GB (bought 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2 Twin2X 5400 C4). Well windows was working just fine for about 1 week then the random restarting began. I have no clue what could have caused this sort of problem.

    Question: I initially had 2x 512mb Corsair Value Select 5300 C5 installed on my system, now upped to 3Gb, could the problem be Corsair VS being incompatible with XMS ram??? Help...

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    What speeds are the RAM's?

    Also do a Memtest.

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    Take out the two sticks of 512MB and let us know how you get on.

    If it was the memory though you would normally find problems at boot-up. What are you temps like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    What speeds are the RAM's?

    Also do a Memtest.
    Well, both the XMS 5400 ram, and The VS 5300 ram are running 4-4-4-12-15 @266mhz

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick F View Post
    Take out the two sticks of 512MB and let us know how you get on.

    If it was the memory though you would normally find problems at boot-up. What are you temps like?
    Well it boots up perfectly, but crashes randomly. Sometimes i can use the pc for the whole day without problems. Will try removing both 512mb ram sticls and see if that help. I hope dont end up losing 1gb
    the temps seem to range from 45degrees to 55degrees (stock cooler + 1 exhaust, 1 intake).
    Last edited by 803hart; 08-06-2007 at 07:13 PM. Reason: added temps

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    Certainly pionts to ram, but psu is another thing to cheack. Did you use an anti-static wristband when you did your mem, last time i upgraded i got the same prob and i have since bought myself a wristband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy3536 View Post
    Certainly pionts to ram, but psu is another thing to cheack. Did you use an anti-static wristband when you did your mem, last time i upgraded i got the same prob and i have since bought myself a wristband.
    Yeah, you do have a point, I did wear a wristband (always do). i ran Memtest and it instantly gave me errors. Now Im going to test each module seperately and c which specific ram stick is the culprit. Would switching memory banks help in any way? Another thing, I did not set the timings in BIOS, left it on auto. Should I try that aswell?

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