Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 14082 13-Jun-2007 21:50
Send private message

Hey

I've got a pretty well spec'd desktop video editing pc that has recently refused to work, and I'm currently going through the process of trying to identifying the errant component to get it working again.  To replace the RAMBUS memory it's going to cost me $660 each module here ( have to be fitted in pairs!! ) in NZ, or for USD $240 ish if I buy from the US.  I can get a replacement motherboard for about USD $60, so as you can see the memory is bar far the most expensive component!!

I've already done the usual numerous times, had a computer engineer look at it, and we're still both stumped (currently..).  Receives power fine, led on m/b light, cpu fan spinning, but nothing.  Remove one of the RAMBUS modules or continuity modules and I get the correct triple beep error message from the Intel D850EMVR motherboard I should.

So, before I step by step purchase a replacement for every component until I find the errant part, I thought it made sense to try and test the more expensive ones.  Does anyone know where I could get my RAMBUS modules tested?  They are Samsung RDRAM PC1066 512Mb modules with a product code of MR16R162GDFO-CT9 as detailed in this area of Samsung's site: http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/XDR_RDRAM/AboutPC1066RDRAMModule.htm

Any help or pointers would be MOST grateful, getting frustrating having my seriously well spec'd video editing platform dead....Cry

Many thanks in anitcipation!!

W xx xxx


Create new topic
152 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 74611 14-Jun-2007 07:54
Send private message

To be honest with you I used to use a PC for all my editing but switched to a Mac for editing about 3 years ago....don't waste your money on replacing RAM modules etc, sell the PC and upgrade, trust me, you'll be glad you did!!!

Mad Scientist
19342 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2532

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 74613 14-Jun-2007 08:53
Send private message

if you can describe the symptoms of your ill PC that may help. so i assume nothing happens when powered on? any beeps?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


643 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 74633 14-Jun-2007 11:29

there is a RAM test (memtest86+) application bundled into the Ubuntu desktop CDs
no need to install Ubuntu, just put the disk in, reboot and choose "Memory test"

I thought everyone in the desktop video production industry was using Final Cut Pro? Are you using Premier?




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.