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Memory Errors

Discussion in 'Games' started by Darkicon, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. Darkicon

    Darkicon Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2008
    I have in all 4680MB (4.5GB) of RAM. A while ago Windows started reporting only 4.25GBs of RAM when I specifically remember it reporting the full 4.5GBs.

    Then I started playing World of Warcraft again and after a couple hours of playing, sometimes only like 30 minutes in even, it would crash, giving me either an Error #132 "Access Violation," "INT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO," "Cannot Read" or "Cannot Write". Most things I've found online say the usual, overheating, bad install, bad RAM, etc. I know it's not overheating due to none of my hardware ever goes over 70°F even when not idle. The highest I've ever seen my video card hit was 100°F. It's not a bad install because I have multiple copies and all of them do it.

    When it does it though, I have to restart my computer. Everything gets very glitchy. Firefox will crash every time I open it, if I had music playing, it would crackle and things would generally looked screwed up with buttons being blacked out and stuff. I've tried running Memtest86. I let it run 1 and a half passes and it had no errors. I would've let it run longer but I don't have the patience. I also noticed Memtest86 reports the wrong amount of RAM while my BIOS and POST report the proper amount. CPU-Z also reports the right amount. I don't know much about the info Memtest86 displays but I did notice it saying something like mid 500's MHz frequency and DDR1 memory but I use DDR2.

    I tried removing a module at a time to see if it continued to report the wrong amount and it did, every time.

    Anyone have any ideas?
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