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Issues with desktop

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by seern, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. seern

    seern Active Member

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    Thanks for that suggestion. I am getting ubuntu now and will do that test on each dimm in each slot.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Keep us informing ...
     
  3. The Merg

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    Yeah, you need to test each DIMM on its own. That's the only way to isolate the issue to a particular DIMM.

    - Merg
     
  4. seern

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    Thanks Merg, I was planning to do that this coming weekend when I am off again. This HP has 2 slots so I just have to figure which is the primary slot then use it to do the test on each. Should not be to had. I feel the hardest part will be getting BestBuy to accept my testing of the dimms so I don't have to haul the whole thing into the store.
     
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  6. seern

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    Thanks Marlin Guy, that was my plan with the ubuntu disc that I burned. Boot from it and use it to test each of the dimms.
     
  7. The Merg

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    For memory testing, consider using MemTest86+. You use a boot CD for it, but it is a very comprehensive memory test app.

    - Merg
     
  8. seern

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    Thanks Merg, I will go find and dl it.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It's on Ubuntu CD, you don't need to search for it.
     
  10. The Merg

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    It's also on the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD), which has a lot of other good tools.

    - Merg
     
  11. dennisj00

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    I just remembered the HP desktop I have had an extensive system test that ran monthly or so. . . HP Care or something like that.

    I lost it when I installed Win7. It might be worth a call to HP to see if you can download it. I didn't find it on the support website after a quick check.
     
  12. seern

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    The HP still has on-board software to test various functions but memory is not one of them. I am going to run ubuntu this weekend, and if it shows memory issues I will just replace it. Right now two 4 gig DDR3 dimms are going for about $45 on Newegg so its no biggie to replace both of them.
     
  13. JcT21

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    i cant tell you anything that everyone else hasnt already. but i had the same problem. mine turned out to be a bad memory stick. i took out all the memory and replaced them one at a time until i found the bad one. newegg.com is a great place to buy computer parts. ive spent a small fortune there over the years :)
     
  14. seern

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    JcT21, I agree on Newegg. The last 2 computers that I had were built by me with parts purchased from them. This time around I just got lazy and bought this HP and wish I had taken the time to build it myself.
     
  15. seern

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    New, faster memory dimms are now installed and so far are functioning without any issues. Will take the next week or so to see if this has corrected my problems.
     
  16. P Smith

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    I would run burning test [Mem86] for own confidence for 12 hours;
    waiting when something crashed during important build ... nay, bad idea.
     

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