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ram error message

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by leigh40, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. leigh40

    leigh40 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2001
    hi i have a new pc and im just getting it up and running.
    i have a few things running on it not much and have just tryed to install auto route.an error message poped up saying "not enougth memory close down some programs and try again"
    now this pc has 512 mb of ddr ram on it.
    it should run this no probs my old pc did and that had lower sysem specs!!!!!
    also it locks up alot and is running realy slow

    2100mhz amd athlon cpu
    msikt3 ultra mother board
    512 mb of ram
    gforce mx 440 agp card with 128mb of ram
    30 gb hard drive.

    any help would be great!!!!
  2. WarC


    Dec 26, 2001
    It might indeed be a memory problem. Mayhaps your memory is going bad. If you have two sticks, try removing one. Or, try replacing the RAM, if it's still under warranty or the vendor in question allows exchanges.

    Another thing...What brand of hard drive do you have?
  3. leigh40

    leigh40 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2001
    is it posible that there is a mainboard setting in bios that could have some thing to do with it?
    i have had to restore default settings and the system hangs on start up before detecting devices.
    if i skip memory test it will boot up
    any ideas?
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Sounds like the RAM, do you know if the RAM is compatible with your motherboard?

    If you have more than one stick of RAM, then try using only one at a time.
  5. Rusty1952


    Mar 25, 2003
    Is this a retail/store bought pc or is this a home build ?
    More info there would help. Cuz if it's a store purchase, take it back !
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