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Hey guys!

 

I ran MemTest86 on my current rig and the program keeps freezing in the first 13-15 seconds into the test.... Does any one know why?

 

I have an intel pentium 4 (midway) mobo with:

 

1 x PNY Optima 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)

and

1 x CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200).

 

I ran the same program on my laptop and everything went well....

 

please help...

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Hey guys!

 

I ran MemTest86 on my current rig and the program keeps freezing in the first 13-15 seconds into the test.... Does any one know why?

 

I have an intel pentium 4 (midway) mobo with:

 

1 x PNY Optima 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)

and

1 x CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200).

 

I ran the same program on my laptop and everything went well....

 

please help...

did you try taking one of the sticks out? Maybe the companies are clashing?

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Are you running the bootable version from CD?

 

I would check your memory voltages and timings. If you have to, loosen your timings and / or slightly up your voltages (memory, chipset, etc). If that doesn't work, try lowering the RAM frequency (ie DDR 333)

 

Good luck :thumbs-up:

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Hey guys!

 

I ran MemTest86 on my current rig and the program keeps freezing in the first 13-15 seconds into the test.... Does any one know why?

 

I have an intel pentium 4 (midway) mobo with:

 

1 x PNY Optima 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)

and

1 x CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200).

 

I ran the same program on my laptop and everything went well....

 

please help...

 

I agree with Crazy_Nate..Hey,your running 2 differnt sticks there which may be incompatable under "torture"..I think maybe your motherboard is getting a little bit confused about what she's got in her slots..Go into the BIOS and see what your motherboard has the RAM timing/voltage set to..Then compare that to the RAM manufactures recommend timing/voltage specifications..You need to reasearch that..Then, loosen the timing up to the loosest of the 2 sticks..And bump up the voltage a notch or 2 and see how it goes..In a nutshell, you need a bit more voltage I believe..Memtest is a "torture test" and your gonna need a bit more voltage or looser timings (or both) to pass it..Keep in mind, you have dirt cheap economy RAM there, so don't expect too much of it..Don't cook it...Good luck.

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Hello,

 

Sometimes the newer versions do not work on older motherboards.

 

Try version 1.7.

http://www.memtest.org/download/1.70/memtest86+-1.70.iso.zip

 

Also can you expand on your specifications?

:: CPU = P4, 3Ghz, HT, socket 478 or 775?

:: Power supply, 250W or 450W

 

Thanks....

 

CPU= 2.6GHZ P4 (northwood), socket 478 with and Rocketfish - 700-Watt ATX Power Supply...

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