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Old 03-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: How do I purge all Graficcard drivers under Windows 7? System reboots on startup

I opened under Windows XP copies of Doxbox till I had only 1 gig of ram left and the system told me it was running low on memory. Both systems run without virtual memory.

I swapped the ram and that seems to have fixed it. What you wrote above makes sense, but it still does not explain why I get tons of errors under memtester86 (like 500.000), which boots from CD before any OS, with Corsair and the HD5850 installed but none with the onboardgrafik and corsair. Very curious.

By the way anybody interested in buying a corsair ram kit? Tested with Memtester86 no Errors .

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:50 AM   #12
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You don't get errors when you use the onboard graphics because the faulty memory is allocated to the graphics, so memtest ignores it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #13
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You don't get errors when you use the onboard graphics because the faulty memory is allocated to the graphics, so memtest ignores it.
Okay makes sense. If Corsair ram craps out on me after 6 months I just dont know what to buy anymore. The ram had no heatsink and was pretty close to 2 hard drives (almost toutching the bay) might that have something to do with it?

Or could it have been fake ram? I bought the ram off Amazon, but not Amazon directly, one of the stores listed by them.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #14
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Default Re: How do I purge all Graficcard drivers under Windows 7? System reboots on startup

Have you tried installing the Video card, and putting the Corsair in slot 3 and 4, leaving RAM slot 1 and 2 empty, and then running memtest?

Also, I suggest you label the Corsair sticks now... stick A and stick B, you might try placing stick A in slot 1 and stick B in slot 2, testing. If fails, put A in 2 and B in 1, retest. If fails, Put A in 1, take B out of 2. retest. and again if fail, Put B in 1, leave A out of 2, retest.

Boring Boring and tedious testing, but will eliminate the possibility of a motherboard issue.


Both are just as likely.

If you have access to any other PC's for a few hours, burn a memtest86 CD or bootable thumbdrive, take the video card and RAM to that machine and test.

If it's only 6 months you can try to RMA the RAM, might as well get some new free RAM from Corsair for your troubles. HOwever, Corsair makes you pay for shipping, which might cost more than simply buying new RAM...

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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You don't get errors when you use the onboard graphics because the faulty memory is allocated to the graphics, so memtest ignores it.
Nice, I wish I would have your ability to wrap things up like this.

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