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Old 06-24-2007
Rus787
 

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Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down
I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
problems that could cause this situation?
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Old 06-24-2007
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Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down
HEAT.



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"Rus787" <Rus787@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CAF65BF3-00F5-4C66-B096-4062A88FF77A@microsoft.com...
I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
problems that could cause this situation?
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Old 06-24-2007
Malke
 

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Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down
Rus787 wrote:
> I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
> down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
> problems that could cause this situation?


Sure, lots of things. Heat, bad power supply, bad motherboard, bad
processor...


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Old 06-24-2007
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Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down
Heat can cause it, but you're not running the CPU at 100%, just running
memory diagnostics. It could be a bad motherboard (northbridge, check to see
if it has a fan or if it's really hot to the touch), power supply...

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>I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
> down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than
> RAM
> problems that could cause this situation?


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Old 06-25-2007
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Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down
On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 09:22:47 -0700, "Dustin Harper"

>Heat can cause it, but you're not running the CPU at 100%, just running
>memory diagnostics.


Actually, you are - they aren't padded by a power-saving "do nothing"
idle state. You may not be using all of the CPU, but you certainly
are using the CPU 100% of the time.

You won't be fully loading the PSU either, or stretching the graphixcs
chipset, so problems may still arise from these when you start using
HDs (PSU) and 3D or "advanced" graphics (SVGA and PSU).



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