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# 19755 28-Feb-2008 22:29
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Hi There.. Trying to find out what the problem is with my PC.

Currently I'm checking the hard disk by running:

chkdsk c: /r

Can anyone suggest any other checks I should try whilst in the recovery console?

Problems I'm having are incredibly slow PC, audio stuttering/glitching and slow network transfers.

Cheers,
Grant




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  # 113663 28-Feb-2008 22:34
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Ok, chkdsk ran.. some errors corrected though it doesn't say what.. :) Nice.

Disk should be 250gb (partioned into two partitions)

Does this reveal anything?





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  # 113670 28-Feb-2008 22:50
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ok.. looks like I've just found the fault.  Appears to be memory issues on the 1gb simm at around the 71.6mb mark.



Phew.. thought it was a installation fault on windows.. I think this explains all the problems I've been having.




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  # 114666 4-Mar-2008 20:09
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Ok, my replacement ram arrived today. I've just run Memtest86 v1.70.

The replacement simm also has errors.. 3 errors at 8mb in. What are the chances of two simms from the same manufacturer (TwinMOS) being faulty?

Cheers,
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*edit: re-ran test and same error reported... ran 'Windows Memory Diagnostic' and after 1 pass no errors.. now im confused... any ideas anyone?*




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  # 114729 4-Mar-2008 23:42
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i'd suggest the tried and true testing way by just leaving the new ram in for awhile and seeing if its still playing up like it was before with the older stick. it may be a problem with either your bios or with the actual slot on your motherboard that you're plugging the ram into. try changing sticks round and running the memory tests again with the sticks in different slots. hope this helps and i apologise for what seems to be a very lacking amount of help you've recieved from other members on the forum, i'll do a bit of research and see what i can find.

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  # 115220 7-Mar-2008 14:40
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If either the CPU's memory controller (AMD) or the motherboard mem controller is nackered u can get these kind of problems with ok ram.

Only way to check for sure is to throw said ram into a different machine and test it again...



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  # 115231 7-Mar-2008 15:37
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Think I have two parallel threads going. :) Ooops.

The memory scans with no errors in another RAM slot.
I've since upgraded the BIOS also (at PC places request).

Both having the RAM is a slot with no errors and having the latest BIOS, the audio problems, network problems and CPU problems (sluggish) still persist.  So will be sending the PC back to the place it came from for investigation in a couple of weeks time.  I guess I had to satisfy the curiosity of the computer shop, but it was rather annoying to have to go through all these steps.  Thanks to everyone who posted replies.





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