|Why do you always nitpick at everything I say? EVERYTHING I said was from experience. YOU can disagree all you want, but the facts don't change. I only post what I KNOW is true, regardless of whether you think so or not.|
"By totally dismissing or nullifying the arguably omnipresent reality of (Non-RAM related) lockups, (albeit quite minimal in Vista) as compared to XP, but present all the same: you are unrealistically painting an "opinionated" mural of a Windows environment that is more of a myth. That or you are playfully being disingenuous. Either way, that assertion is not in the least fact based -- you can deny it, but it does change the fact."
I'm NOT implying that RAM problems are the only cause of lockups! I want you to read response #1 very carefully. I said, "It could be almost anything." I only named a few causes. Lockups are consistent with RAM problems. Of course it can be software related, but dude, I'm just basing the OP's problem on MY experience/opinion, not yours. You totally misunderstood what I meant.
Also, why would I try to be "playfully disingenuous"? It IS fact based. If it wasn't, I wouldn't have said it. Like I said, I said everything I did from experience.
""While the OP bought a new laptop and not RAM, the RAM that was pre-installed in the laptop is new and has just as much a possibility to go bad as any other new stick someone may have bought as an upgrade."
Nor really ... LOL!"
That's spelled "Not really." LOL! Your EBay analogy doesn't make sense. EBay has nothing to do with what I said. I'm saying that preinstalled RAM has just as much the possibility of going bad as any new stick that was bought from a place such as CompUSA or Newegg, not EBay.
"One of the unintended consequences of the continuing non-complexity of the PC hardware matrix, as well as the cheap & easy accessibility to its applicable components is that: anyone capable of replacing a light bulb can attempt to put together a PC from the scratch with little to no instructions. But you know what, many a times, the -- freeze-up -- issue has nearly everything to do with compatibility than it does defective memory modules as those folks often later found out, simply because Memtest is not, in an of itself, a comprehensive indicator or system compatibility guarantor. You are more than welcome to again dismiss this statement. But it's not going to change anything."
Why should it change anything? Recently a guy that I heard about had a problem with some new RAM that he bought. He installed it. It caused his computer to act strange (freeze-ups, etc.). He tested it with Memtest and found a few errors. He had it replaced with the SAME TYPE and all was well after that. This is just one of the many examples of what I'm saying.
If Memtest is not, as you say, a "comprehensive indicator or system compatibility guarantor," then why was it created, and why are people using it? I've used it in the past, and I know it works!
If the problem was with a driver, any Safe Mode option should work because in Safe Mode, only generic drivers are used.
I kindly ask you to stop your nitpicking. But if you continue, so will I. I'm not here to debate anything, but to be helpful. But if you want a debate, fine I'll give it to you. Otherwise, please kindly leave me alone because I know what I'm talking about.
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