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Solved: Black screen in memtest

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zerri, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Zerri

    Zerri Thread Starter

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    Okay not sure if Im posting this in right place.. :D

    Pretty much has having problems with guild wars 2 all of a sudden and was recommended to test ram so I downloaded the newest version of memtest got it put onto a usb stick and went to run test. It starts all fine but never makes it past the first pass, the screen just goes no connection but the pc keeps running.

    Not sure whats going on.

    Any help would be awesome =^.^=
     
  2. dai

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    are you running it on one stick at a time

    are you booting the computer from the usb stick
     
  3. Zerri

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    Tried it one at at time, tried both together, tried each on both slots, and yea booting it from the usb, the test seems to be going fine at first -.- gets around 10-15mins in, its testing 2x2gb DDR2, well two gig at a time :p
     
  4. dai

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    what are you running
    video card brand and model
    cpu
    m/board
    ram
    power supply
    brand
    model
    wattage

    check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
     
  5. Zerri

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    Windows 7 premium 64 sp1
    ATI Radeon HD 5570
    AMD Athlon II X2 250
    Asus M2N68-AM Plus
    2x2GB DDR2
    on the power parts there's switching power supply model : 400watx ( never really looked at the power supply before lol)
    No real brand as someone got it made for me as a gift.
    +12V 12.93v
    core temp 34
    gpu temp 42

    Umm hope that's everything, would it help if I said that I noticed some games I used to play ok not playing as well even on lower settings? And that I did a clean install of windows the other day and at the end of the installation I had the same black screen?
     
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    Thanks, may take a while though lol need to save a bit first. Do you think it's the cause? Sorry kind of new to computer hardware >.> I'm more a software gal, which is sad I should learn more about what powers said software :p
     
  8. dai

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    most likely see if you can borrow one to check with
     
  9. Zerri

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    Will do this weekend, think I know someone that might help with that :D Thanks again. Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  10. dai

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    ok we will wait and see how you go
     
  11. Zerri

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    Fixed it :p turns out yes I needed a new power supply, but the main problem was my graphics card was going. So replaced both now working properly! :D Thanks for the help!
     
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    glad you have it sorted
     
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