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Ram Problem... 0.o

Discussion in 'Memory' started by deko, 2 May 2006.

  1. deko

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    mkay, bought a computer at end of december from (are we allowed to mention companys?)... its an athlon 4000+ with geforce 6800, but the problem is with the ram. i ordered 1024 Mb of ram with the computer, and for the first few times i used it, on the post screen and in windows it reported as 1024, but kinda weirdly it started posting with 960 megs and in windows aswell...

    also, if it posted with 960, sometimes, like 1/10 times, i play css or something and the computer crashes, then posts with 1024 until the next time i turn my comp off and back on...

    any ideas? thanks
     
  2. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,228

    Location: Rutland

    Try memtest 86+ on it, see if it errors, sounds like it needs returning :(
     
  3. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    The difference between 1024Mb and 960Mb is 64Mb, maybe there is a onboard VGA card with shared memory that is enabled when it should be disabled because you have a separate videocard?
     
  4. deko

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    was farting about in the bios and turned off vga shared memory thing... now posts with 1024 all the time.. what i cant understand is how it used to sometimes load with 960 and other with 1024... weird things.