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Wannabe Geek

# 14082 13-Jun-2007 21:50
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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:

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

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Master Geek

  # 74611 14-Jun-2007 07:54
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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!!!

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  # 74613 14-Jun-2007 08:53
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if you can describe the symptoms of your ill PC that may help. so i assume nothing happens when powered on? any beeps?

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 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?

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