I work for an eCommerce company. My interests include computer networking, video games, programming, web design, and technology in general.
What Is RAM?
Random Access Memory, or RAM, is a way for your computer to store temporary data, rather than in a cache or permanent storage. Storage, often wrongly referred to as memory, is permanent data stored on a hard drive or solid state drive. A CPU cache is a small amount of often-needed memory that is stored on a CPU chip. Both the RAM and CPU cache are temporary data stores that are cleared when your computer is turned off.
One way to think of the difference between these different types of storage is to imagine them as paper documents. The cache is a list of names or numbers you constantly refer to and keep close at hand. A folder full of papers you may need for your current task is similar to computer memory or RAM. The file cabinet full of folders for all your projects is like the storage on your hard drive.
Memory problems are less common than other computer problems because memory sticks have no moving parts and thus fewer points of failure. However, due to this, many RAM problems go undiagnosed. Memory usually will last longer than other computer components, so manufacturers offer longer warranties for it than other parts. If you buy brand name memory, it will likely have a lifetime warranty.
Symptoms of a RAM Problem
- When you first turn on your computer, it runs fine, but as you go about your business, you notice that its performance diminishes. By lunchtime, websites take minutes to load, and local programs run at a snail's pace. This type of gradual deterioration of PC performance, especially with memory-intensive programs, may be caused by a RAM problem.
- Your computer randomly restarts while you are in the middle of something or freeze sporadically. It may also reboot almost immediately upon opening the desktop. This could be a sign of faulty RAM.
- A blue screen with white text flashes before restarting. Blue-screen errors are annoying because you don't even have a chance to read the error message. Bad RAM is one thing that causes them.
- Files—particularly ones you frequently access and save—seem to be inexplicably corrupted. RAM issues can lead to this problem, which can worsen over time. The file structure of your hard drive may slowly degenerate, and you will no longer be able to boot your machine.
- Your attempts to install a new program repeatedly fail for unknown reasons. You try to reinstall the operating system but keep getting odd error messages.
There are certainly a variety of problems that could cause the issues above, but faulty RAM is an often-overlooked root cause of inexplicable issues. If you have one or a combination of the above problems, you are likely facing a memory issue.
What Causes Memory Damage?
- Power surges can damage most computer components, including RAM. You should plug your computer and other expensive electronics into a surge protector. Make sure you know the difference between a surge protector and a power strip.
- Before you handle any parts in your computer, make sure you ground yourself by touching a piece of grounded metal to discharge static electricity. Electrostatic discharge can damage your computer.
- Excessive heat can cause RAM and other parts to wear out over time. Individual components can overheat, or heat from one component can cause damage to adjacent parts.
- If you have overclocked any part of your computer incorrectly, it may cause damage in the form of excess heat.
- Your memory module may have some fault that passed through quality control and worsened over time. This is the most likely cause behind a damaged RAM.
It is also possible that the memory module is fine, but one or more memory slots on your motherboard are defective, hindering the RAM's performance. The defect may even be so bad that it damages the memory stick.
Diagnosing the Problem
- If the symptoms started after you recently added more memory, the new module could be faulty. This seems obvious, but any time a problem begins after making a change, first check to see if the change caused the problem.
- Your computer may produce multiple beeps or a continuous beep when you turn it on. These beeps can indicate many different problems, including being a symptom of bad RAM. Beep codes vary depending on the manufacturer of your BIOS. You can look up the beep codes for your specific computer to figure out its specific problem.
- If you are not comfortable fixing your computer yourself, I recommend taking your computer to a local repair store rather than a big retail store. Big stores are in the business of selling additional parts, not fixing problems.
- If you are an advanced user, there are diagnostic programs that can help you figure out if you have a memory problem. Your computer may have one pre-installed by the manufacturer, or you can download a third-party program. The Windows Memory Diagnostic by Microsoft is also good if you suspect memory problems on a Windows PC.
- If the above programs indicate your memory sticks are functioning, but you still suspect a RAM problem, or if you need to find which memory module is the problem, you can try removing the modules and placing them in different slots.
Memory modules, pictured in the image above, are small circuit boards that lay perpendicular to the motherboard. Note that I removed many of the other components to make the memory more visible. If your computer has more than one module, you should remove all of them except one and then run the diagnostic tests above or perform the task that normally causes the problem.
Fixing the Problem by Removing Memory
- To remove a RAM module, you need to press the tiny levers on each end to release it.
- Test each of your memory modules one at a time to find which ones are bad. When you find the sticks that are bad, you can order replacements. It is possible all the memory modules are damaged if your computer experienced a serious power surge.
- If all the memory modules appear bad, then the problem is likely with the memory slot itself. Try testing each memory module in each of the memory slots to find if one of the slots is faulty. To fix a faulty slot, you would need to replace your motherboard.
- When replacing a module, make sure the indention on the bottom is lined up correctly with the slot, and then press it in until you hear the levers snap. Note that some levers do not make a snapping sound.
RAM Slot Levers
Other Possible Problems
RAM problems often go undiagnosed, but they also can be misdiagnosed. Some common problems that have nothing to do with memory can cause the symptoms listed above:
- Many of the symptoms listed above can actually be caused by a hard drive problem. You can run a utility called CHKDSK by pressing the Windows button and R at the same time, typing CHKDSK into the dialog box, and pressing enter. Alternatively, you can click on Computer, right-click the drive you intend to scan, click Properties, then the Tools tab, and click Check now. Note you will need to restart your computer. Also, be aware this process may take an extended amount of time to finish running. If you hear your hard drive making lots of noise during normal operation, it may be the cause of your problems. Defragmenting your drive every few months is a good idea as well.
- If the performance problems occur during graphic-intensive programs such as games or rendering, your graphics driver could be outdated. Be sure to always keep your drivers up to date.
- Excessive heat in your machine can cause a variety of problems.
- Random reboots can be caused by a failing power supply.
- Dirt and dust can also cause issues that look like memory problems. It is a good idea to clean dust out of your computer at least once a year, more often if you have furry pets.
- Your computer can also have a virus. Note that many people automatically assume any problem with their computer is caused by a virus, and many large retail repair stores frequently misdiagnose hardware problems as viruses. Make sure you have a good anti-virus program and run scans on a regular basis.
I became interested in computers at a young age and took formal computer repair classes. I repair computers on a regular basis for family, friends and friends of friends. I have also worked in technical support and repair roles for various companies.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Hans Es on August 31, 2020:
does switching ram to another slot damage the ram?
I mean my ram does not work if i move my case to another place
just black screen. I switch ram so many times to another slot, i have 2 ddr2 ram.
Sophie Ch on July 12, 2020:
When i start my pc my pc saying your memory may have a problem and cannot boot
What can that be
Ayush on May 20, 2020:
Plz help i have the problem of corrupted ( one day i was playing a games suddenly a band of colours corrupted and i am not able to boot no more ) plz help
Jb on April 13, 2020:
When I turn my computer on it does not beep and does not go to my monitor, monitor is plugged in and turns on will see the Monitor turning on but states no signal. Double checked cables and all connected.
So my computer is actually at no use because can not see anything.
Computer is Pavilion HP hp8-1234 pc
replaced graphics card however can insert the disk because disk drive will no remain open to insert the disk
sunil gupta on April 02, 2020:
My laptop functions very well but when i start it, it does not start. if i replace the RAM it becomes ok. But just after 10-15 days the problem recurs. Please guide.
BHARATH on March 20, 2020:
While using system power supply is gone system suddenly trun of after that power is came but system is showing F2 setup nd F12 to reboot but keyboard showing lite but nothing is working please help me how to do that
swaroop on December 19, 2019:
dear ir im replace the new ram and oning the pc but no shownig the display
hassan on December 07, 2019:
yesterday i on my computer with three rams. today it got on on only one ram and others slots are not working and rams too
Nelulu Simson from Nimibia, katima mulilo on December 01, 2019:
My acer lastest model of 2018 went off when i was playing music, now it just show acer once then the screen get blank ,,what can i do please?
HENRY COLE on November 22, 2019:
PLS WHAT KIND OF ANTI-VIRUS CAN I USE FOR LASTING OF MY SYSTEM
George on October 17, 2019:
my pc goes to sleep and never turns on again.
it freezes until i force turn it off
i will turn it on again,but this time,it will take longer time to boot.
What is the problem? Please.
Ivan on October 06, 2019:
I use an acer laptop. It developed some faults and on taking it to a repairer, he says that a faulty wire has destroyed the RAM. He changed the RAM and the laptop is worse now. Is he kind of duping me?
Meena555 on September 09, 2019:
Thank you very much for writing these wonderful tips! Very helpful
LEGESI JUDE on July 18, 2019:
what causes most of the media players fail to work well like VLC but when you insert in a C.D VLC works normally
Paul H on May 28, 2019:
When I run windows memory diagnostic,it stops at run 6,, 39% and wont work any longer
Could be a memory problem??
debasis on January 19, 2019:
After running Windows Memory Diagnostic by Microsoft, it is restarted , and open but so many words written in the black page like a software installed -that is corrupted etc, but no where written about RAM . Then how can I know my RAM problemor not.
Marzooque on December 30, 2018:
You're a champion bro. Keep it up...
Frank on October 02, 2018:
Help me plz.
Dinesh Attri on August 17, 2018:
thanks to sporting
Stefan on June 29, 2018:
Tobias try running the game in compatibility mode by right clicking the icon
Tobias Bodden on June 27, 2018:
I've installe war thunder oin my pc in windows 7 it worked perfectly, now windows 10 can't run the game, it says not enough memory. my pc has 2 GB of usable RAM war thunder needs 1.5 , what is the problem here ? I closed a bunch of unnecessary apps, still no go. What would you suggest ?
Bryce Walker on June 23, 2018:
Hey, I’ve been having pc problems for months now. At first, it was a graphics card, but now, after getting a new GPU, I have this blank grey screen, that I think is ram related, because my gpu is new, and that’s what ur article seems to explan. I need help with this, because I don’t want it to damage my pc in the future. Help please! I have a ryzen 5 1600, gigabyte gym 1060 G1 gaming, gigabyte ab350 gaming 3 motherboard, and 8gb Corsair vengeance ddr4 ram at 3000mhz.
Abdullah Al amin on June 20, 2018:
My laptop's display sometime randomly run when i opening a program.I don't know what happen with my computer.Recently i updated my window .Somedays I use my pc perfectly .But few days later it occur in my pc.What i should do...Plz help..
Rafi88 on June 07, 2018:
Helpful tips for Computer Repair. Thanks alot!
MeMe Bigboi on May 20, 2018:
Just download more... Duh.
Adii Wap on May 16, 2018:
This is very helpful, thank you.
abc on January 23, 2018:
it is very easy to learn for us.thank u
SpicyWizard on December 15, 2017:
@Yassinne Corsair has a lifetime warranty on RAM
Shikamounty on November 13, 2017:
After the memory test with "chk..." ,my computer refuse to boot,apparently windows is damaged.What can i do please ? Change hard drive ?
yassine on November 06, 2017:
my ram started not working after 3 months its the corsair vengeance 2x8gb at 2400 and i really need help is there any way of contacting them to get some sort of refund?? i cant spend another 90$ on a new stick
k.Rajnesh kumar nair on October 22, 2017:
good information , i have read it carefully , thank you
Dennis J. Scheidt on October 12, 2017:
What a wonderful post! I loved it. I learned a lot. From now on I will not just rely on my erasers to clean the memory when computer is not starting. Surely, i will use all of your tips.
infiniti25 on August 30, 2017:
Some of the comments and issues listed could be fixed by simply accessing the BIOS/UEFI on bootup and setting the correct vDIMM voltage so the RAM has the power it requires, especially for the out of specification gaming RAM.
HARRISON EDWARDS on August 08, 2017:
PERFECT THANKS SO MUCH
Wilbroad on August 08, 2017:
Thanks, this is very helpful
seyam on July 22, 2017:
owais bhatt on July 20, 2017:
i have 6 gb of ram installed in my PC but m still getting no recommended resolution for my screen. also when i play any game it crashes in between. need help
Harris Levin on July 15, 2017:
I built my own computer but that doesn't help me diagnose problems of some of the sub-components. This little blog certainly was helpful. thanks so much
Anonymous Shit bag with a long username on May 12, 2017:
I have a question.My PC has had it's other RAM slot corrupted.How long does it last for my PC to get it's normal performance back?
Rahul Sharma on May 11, 2017:
The symptoms you mentioned were very similar to the ones I faced. I checked my ram slots and found that one ram slot is not working. Since I had two rams and both were working in the other slot, I am forced to use only one memory module. Is there any way to fix the faulty slot other than replacing the entire motherboard?
Cyan on May 09, 2017:
Hi sir,i have a dell 620s pc,it had some issues so i ran it by a local repair shop.now i suspect they have replaced my graphics card.is there anyway i can find out the truth?
Ciscoguy on April 05, 2017:
Thanks, this helped alot..
Pamela on February 13, 2017:
My Asus notebook freezes on the desktop after it boots up. Sometimes it says battery not detected. I can do nothing on this computer. tonight I found that after I left it on for almost an hour I can finally use it. Please help.
rakesh nayak on January 27, 2017:
zeleke marew on January 10, 2017:
This is helpful to me Little Tanks .
Mike Miller on December 04, 2016:
Thank you for writing such a detailed article explaining many different things, its obvious that you not just know these things but understand them, and as a technician in an unrelated field the difference in knowing something and understanding something is night and day
Senior IS Specialist on November 25, 2016:
I've never seen more misleading publication, written by somebody who has never completed even starting base of A+ in computers!
Hey, Administrators, where are you?
Ban this perdoon forever!
jj95 on November 12, 2016:
when iopen mycomputer in desktop it takes too much time to show the localdisk' is it problem of ram
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Ankit on October 23, 2016:
the same things happened to my PC. i added a new RAM in the second plot. At first, it worked smoothly but after a week it my PC showed the above symptoms. From no.1 to no.5 everything happened the same. I took my PC to a local shop but without the new RAM. They repaired it in few hours. thenafter I inserted the new RAM again and it showed the same symptoms. So, i immediately removed it. Now, can't I use that RAM nomore? Is it totally damaged? Need help!! Please!!
Jyoti on October 06, 2016:
My laptop is not working properly. Like if i want to search somthing and if I press T something else start running and not performing the key function. It is happening with most of the keys (T,P,R,V) and other than these, all works perfectly. Pls help me how can I solve this problem.
sphinx3217 on October 04, 2016:
I find this blog useful for everyone. So as a tech guy also I subscribe to your blog. This is a good blog.
Shubham on September 01, 2016:
Thank you for this helpful article. My question is that I have Asus Notebook X550C. I Removed its battery for one month and when I put it on and power on with charging It turned on. But when I enter my window password its display automatically shutted off and RAM was got heated. I have virus in my notebook and all drives are full memory including C drive. Please help me with this.
kazakslv on August 12, 2016:
i stick one ram then i flash a bios the stick back second ram and it works for my fine.
shravan on August 08, 2016:
i have Two rams each one is 512 mb
i have tried to install operating system but i shows nothing
only booting,then the blank screen and it gives a small beep sound
is that a problem of RAM?
Raphael on July 25, 2016:
bootable it found more than 900 errors,
1) are errors repairable ?
2) the cache is on, how can I disable this ?
3 how can I update the bios if I cant run any OS ?
4) the bios does not have usb boot option.
Machine info hp desktop, 64 x.
ran a test diagnosis , no hard disc errors , no memory errors. , no cd /dvd errors,
hdd one main nfts primary partition, formated.
I tried to install linux , this is the result
BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at fffffff68d5b6470
ffffffff814f80 ? panic+0x193/0x1d7
RIP: fffffff810b0837 cpuacct_charge+0x27
Could you please send me answer to my internetcourrier.att. gmail
kera on July 13, 2016:
When I try to switch on my pc and press on the power button, the monitor does not give any signal of switching on. It just black out and doesnt display anything at all.
Could u please help me how to fix this problem.
harsh on July 08, 2016:
Windows diagnostic detected a problem,after that I cleaned my pc ,but that hasnt changed a thing. Is there any thing else I can do other than replacing the RAM
Syd on June 29, 2016:
I've had problems with a certain thing inluding the app Steam, I play CS:GO Constantly and It always gives me vpk file errors, I've tried everything the forum has said for me to do and nothing works longer than a week, Ive read the article and I have several problems leading straight to a ram problem, Ive had my computer since 2012 and it has worked well but It has forced me to factory reset it a year or so ago and Im thinking that may be the source of my problem. It's as if I can't keep the files from corrupting and I have no idea what to do at this point. I just want it to be fixed so I can play my game with no worries anymore. If anyone has any suggestions that could lead to this problem I would love to hear them. In kind regards, Syd.
Nightmoan on June 20, 2016:
Hi, my laptop gets glitches in video and sometimes in videogames. It happens randomly after an hour or after a few hour of using it and it gets worst. If I restart it goes away. I have two 8Gbyte ram memories. Windows Memory Test said one of my memory is bad. I took out one, same problem, switched it with the other same problem, put the second in the other slot, same problem, put the first one back in the same slot as the second and still same problem. Can it be that, both of my memories or both of my memory slots are faulty?
alvin koshy on May 20, 2016:
I am not able to detect what is the problem with my computer. Earlier it kept giving me BSOD and the computer was getting slow and kept hanging when i played any game. So i changed my HDD and thought it would work well now. It has gotten better but it still keeps hanging every now and then and sometimes gives me BSOD. THe mouse cursor works but i am not able to refresh (F5) the screen. It keeps on showing the circle icon. I can access My computer but i cannot play anything. I am able to work the computer for 1 -2 hours or so normally but after that it keeps giving me problems. My config is Dell XPS L502x, i7 2nd gen. 6 GB RAM. 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD. NVIDIA 2 gb Graphic card GT540m.
Please help me to find what cud be the main cause. Also i did get the laptop cleaned 2-3 months back. Thankyou
Mohammed Arafath on May 19, 2016:
Well somewhat I'm able to understand , I'm using a transcend ram which works and sometimes does not work when fixing into the slot , the manufacturer on replacing me with new motherboard told me that there is a problem with ram , however I didn't respond to it , eventually after a few days mistaken my mother dropped the cpu , on turning on the smps shouts a lot giving a fast fan noise , and drastically the system slowed down , Is this a problem of Ram or HDD ,Kindly help me with this issue
fgt123 on May 11, 2016:
guys pls i need some free ram i is very poor!!! tyyyyyy'
dan on January 31, 2016:
I had a Packard bell laptop resent ones made in 2014, after I have used it for a period of 13moths, it went off like a TV when power cut off. and since then it never start up. help…
MANIGANDAN from chennai on January 06, 2016:
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sam on December 23, 2015:
Whenever i try to start
Ashish Chaudhary from New Delhi on December 19, 2015:
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Zahib Imtiaz on November 09, 2015:
Does putting the desktop computer to sleep instead of shutdown degrade the RAM? My computer sleeps after 30 minutes, I have allowed hybrid sleep, hibernates after 60 minutes.
mico on September 10, 2015:
Hi my cpu is turning on but im hearing 4 beeps and my monitor is turning into power saving mode
mannu on September 02, 2015:
hi my laptop has 8 gb of ram but it is showing 3.49 gb usable. is this a big issue of concern? how can I make sure dat it show me full ram to be usable
Nishant on September 01, 2015:
Hi my problem is that some time before i am getting blue screen but i ignored because it would come sometime. I ran anti virus nothing found then now i getting it blue screen much and much so i just install a new windows also clean pc at home but not able to clean motherboard . sometime the windows setup would stop in between get some error but when one time it install it started pc also before i have tried every slot of ram i only have one ram stick of 4 gb. So when i started pc it ran for some time then i connected net to update driver or i work some time on it again blue screen theen every time it give blue screen also repeated the process but nothing work i think that it might be my ram has some problem what do you say
Nikhil on August 23, 2015:
I was using my cpu with 1gb ddr2 ram. When I change it's slot and start my cpu it is giving a beep like sound . Will you please give me the reason and solution of this problem
Caro on August 15, 2015:
My cpu gives out 2 beeps after start up. The RAMs seems to be loose. I took them out and replace. But still the same.
drprasad on June 20, 2015:
Very good article & is very useful
deepesh on June 11, 2015:
i have a problem in my new pc it shows me blue screen it shows memory management problem i run mtest86 to check my ram but it found no errors...should i replace my ram i m running windows 8 and i reinstall window also but again i get this blue screen problem..please help me to solve this problem..
Alex on May 29, 2015:
I have a Mac and recently it's has been very slow and often freezes so I have to force quite applications. It also doesn't make the chime it usually makes when I turn it on. It now has completely frozen and even when I restart it it just loads up with the spinning wheel. I did a diagnostic start up and it said there was an error in the memory module. How do I fix this and how did it occur? Thank!
Bhabna from bangladesh on February 15, 2015:
surely this great article will help us lot.but i think it is practical thing rather then theoretical.
Ed on January 08, 2015:
Hi, i have a dell inspiron 580 one day while working on my proyet the scren wen black and my power buttom star flashing amber!! After that happen i have been able to start my computer a couple times ,but some other times i try the power buttom just keep flashing amber and beeping noise ..please help
Robert Sacchi on December 27, 2014:
Thank you. This gives me some areas to check out.
Angela Kane from Las Vegas, Nevada on December 09, 2014:
I have owned computers for years and I have all those problems at one time or another. Many were attributed to other things, but the main cause seemed to be the RAM. I will definitely use these tips the next time I have an issue with my RAM.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 09, 2014:
i saw the technicians used erase to rub the ram and install again. No problem with that
Karl on November 17, 2014:
I have a Dell D630 which started displaying pink lines across the screen as it was in use, then started to turn off by itself, then it wouldn't boot up at all I suspected a bad hard drive to be the reason, replaced the 160 gb HDD with a larger capacity (1TB HDD) one. Now I press the On button but it will not boot up, I can hear the fan spinning and the HDD attempting to start but no booting up at all, I should mention I noticed the new HDD does not have a 4 pin block in next to the SATA data and power connectors. any advice will be very much appreciated.
ravi on November 12, 2014:
Sir .some time my computer make continue beep when i start my com....but some time my com work correctly.......is there ram's fault.
wawie on November 08, 2014:
I have a problem with my desktop.. when i turn on i heard 3 beeps..
Snakesmum on November 01, 2014:
Excellent advice about RAM, which can cause all sorts of problems. Adding extra is also a great way to speed up your PC, but it's important to get the compatible variety. So far, no problems with mine. :-) Touch wood.
ttayo on September 26, 2014:
Sorry my hp system usually display blue light nd restarts immediately but now when I switch it on the caplock would blink several times and the screen wouldn't display anything!...what can u diagnose from this please?
Hezekiah from Japan on August 23, 2014:
Nice Hub, when ruling other issues out with PC problems, or by process of elimination, RAM is the last thing I look at. Maybe it's something I should consider a little more.
Freaksense on August 22, 2014:
I gain more knowledge from your blog. Now, I can fix Upgrade RAM memory. Thanks a lot.... Please post more blogs related it. If you want to know more about it, then visit on this link http://freaksense.com/2014/08/error-ram-memory-mac...
Nancy on July 28, 2014:
Thanks for giving me ideas how to fix computer.
akashay on July 19, 2014:
Hi i have problem with my pc. Its starting motherboard & processor fan & smps is on condition but keyboard & mouse is off condition bios not appear monitor screen does not show what is the problem pls help me
Aman on July 18, 2014:
RAM problem is a big issue in computer. Due to my faulty RAM, I was getting Blue screen memory dump error in my PC till I solved the problem through http://www.infocurse.com/fix-blue-screen-memory-du...
perumal on June 18, 2014:
hai friends im using dynet ddr3 ram now this is can't proper work so i need a help how to cure the problem
charlie on June 07, 2014:
my pc froze on me last night the screen became a light blue.Now I can't get in my pc.What would cause this problem.Was reading a lot of post and I removed one ram and the screen black is it a bad ram or worse.
Michi on May 26, 2014:
i got a 'BSOD' with 'NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM' error on Windows 8.1. I added to my laptop a second HDD 1 TB and 8 GB RAM. After a few weeks i get this smiley blue screen, do you know how to solve this? (I hope my motherboard is ok)
kittu4805 on May 02, 2014:
Hi i have problem with my pc. Its starting and with in 2 seconds its getting turn off.. i removed ram and tried system is getting started. What's the probleme how could i get rid out of the problem
Mike on April 25, 2014:
Hi . i have a amd pc & i know it have a overheating prob. i game on it so u can understand my prob. my question here is would a new fan replacement will solve the issue? if yes then what kind of fan should i buy ?
Arpan Gupta on March 19, 2014:
my system problem is diffrent-
i have a pair of 1 gb ram, if i apply one of them my system works but if i apply both of them my system starts restarting after using it 5 to 10 minutes. please give me some suggestions to solve this problem .
adam on March 16, 2014:
i m having problem whenever i extract zip file (1 gb or more) it gives CRC failed error at some point during extraction and sometimes i get BSOD while surfing and playing games i tried running memtest but i could not reach any conclusion about this problem bcz whenever i tried memtest on combined ram it fails and when i tried memtest on individual ram.,No error found and tried on every slot as well so what should i do in this situation???Any suggestion ??
Josh on March 15, 2014:
Ok let me get your advice on this. I had a computer at work I was using to program Plc. My boss's son got on the computer's and invited a rather nasty virus in which crashed all the computers in the office in one day. Since then the teck came in and cleaned house. My boss asked if I could build a computer to use for myself rather then buying one. Knowing a "little" bit and being and idiot I said I would try. I build the computer and pulled what data I could off the old hard drive. "It had files on it worth far more then ten computers" it worked fine for 2 month then the "blue screen of death" which was how the old computers started dying. So my first guess was" virus" it must have been brought over with the data. No problem I have made paper copy of the programs by now. So while it is painful I could retypt the programs back in. I then reformate hard drive and reinstall os "windows 7 home " . It then works for 2 weeks then bsod. Ok I googled the problem and read that in some cases it can live through a format and still be on the hard drive. Ok so I pull hard drive out and replace it with a brand new one. Again 2 weeks and bsod. So more googling .I call motherboard manufacturer they say to update bios I try that still 2 weeks in bsod. Ok by this time I am mad. time to pull out the big guns . I Pull out the credit card. New mother board new hard drive new power supply.Install all this and again 2 weeks later bsod. I didn't get new ram I used the old one from the computer that I just build. Not from the computer that had the virus . I talked to a guy he says" you probably just had bad ram and it just looked like a virus was transferred " so ok I put new ram in it and again bsod 2 weeks later. I ask him again. He said well some times when you have had bad ram it can corrupt the virtual ram and just replacing the ram won't do it. You need to reset the virtual ram as well . That is we're I am now. O I also upgraded to windows 7 professional durring all this. What do you think?
Sapatya on March 14, 2014:
Comp. starts, but not showing anything on screen. Give me some extension plz.