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  1. I have a new computer which for the most part worked fine for the first week. Then it would start crashing often and make it difficult to do anything. I reformated several times and it didn't fix anything.
    Right now I think that maybe the RAM is bad because I think the errors are memory errors.
    I know of memtest86 as a memory tester, but I don't have a floppy drive or a way to burn a bootable CD so I can run the program. Are there any memory testing programs that can be run in windows?
    I don't really know which programs to trust on the internet anymore.

    Edit: I forgot to mention anything about the specs. I don't know what will matter, but I imagine knowing that it is XP would help. If anything else needs to be known, just let me know as I am sort of lazy (more of tired of the computer) right now.

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    2. Little Faith

      Little Faith

      I would echo Bloodshedder's statement that the power supply is most likely to blame.

      Spontaneous restartings might occur if the computer experiences short power outages.

    3. Chopkinsca


      Using Sandra.exe it tells me that the vcore is less than the rated minimum. I don't know what a 1.48v would do when it is supposed to be between 1.50 and 1.55. Maybe it is effecting the CPU's internal cache and that is what gives me what seem to be memory errors.

      I have changed the vcore to 1.54 using core center which came with the motherboard. It seems like 2 or 3 volts lower is a small thing, but I suppose for something as intricate as a processor it makes a big difference.

    4. Bucket


      It does indeed, but that applies to any piece of electronics that ISN'T RECEIVING ENOUGH VOLTAGE TO POWER ITSELF.