Solved Is this RAM issue?

January 6, 2014 at 08:23:13
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,

From past many days display of my machine goes off when i browse many internet explorer pages at a time, display just goes off & i could see a blank screen with one blue line on the screen which flickers a lot. I could here the sound of video being played at the background but display goes off. I rubbed the RAM with rubber & RAM slots present on motherboard too. Now it is giving me a RAM beap & gave me blue dump tiwce.

Before this it had never given me blue dump or RAM beap. I also tried to boot the PC without inserting RAM in motherboard but at that time it gave RAM beap again which confirms that motherbaord is OK. It seems that even after putting RAM in motherboard it gives me RAM beap & blue dump it means that RAM is BAD.


Please help me to resolve this issue & to make a decision for part replacement.

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January 8, 2014 at 06:02:15
Sounds as if your onboard display module is failing, or some connection to it on the motherboard.

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#1
January 6, 2014 at 09:53:45
List the system specs.
U can go further and test your memory with memtest.

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#2
January 6, 2014 at 11:00:30
Did you unplug the computer BEFORE messing with the RAM?

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#3
January 6, 2014 at 11:42:40
Your original fault was unlikely to be RAM. Display card/module, screen fault (or its connections) were more likely.

Whatever, if you did the RAM cleaning with the power off it should not have caused this new issue. Maybe the socket got damaged but gently popping the sticks in and out a few times might help. If you have more than one RAM stick you might prove something by trying one at a time in each position.

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#4
January 6, 2014 at 17:14:59
"I rubbed the RAM with rubber & RAM slots present on motherboard too"

Are you saying you rubbed rubber in the RAM slots? Are you sure you didn't leave any rubber particles behind?

What I've been in the past is rub a pencil eraser along the contacts on the RAM sticks to clean them, then wipe the contacts with alcohol & quickly insert them into the RAM slot while still wet. Then I'd pop the sticks out & back in a couple of times to clean the contacts in the slots. Wait a minute or 2 to make sure the alcohol has evaporated before attempting to boot the system. As the others have mentioned, this should be done with the system switched off & the power cord unplugged.


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#5
January 6, 2014 at 17:22:38
Wow, hope you didn't use a pencil eraser on the contacts too (didn't notice that) - they could be damaged. Blow them out with canned air.

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#6
January 7, 2014 at 00:30:52
Dear all,

Thanks for your replies, what i did is:

1. I switched off the machine, removed power cable & then did all of the above practice.
2. I replaced the CMOS battery as well but still no result

What i think of possibaly causes of it
1. I had earthing problem in electricity line which i got repaire & now it it perfectly fine.
2. I think there should be the problem with SMPS as well due to my past earthing problem
3. Might be cabinet is short circuited

Please suggest me out of these...

I have tried memtest but didn't find any of the error in the test.

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#7
January 7, 2014 at 13:46:37
What is the computer make and model number?

Are you still unable to start the computer and get beeps?
If so how many beeps are you getting?

Replacing the CMOS battery might have unset something important in BIOS. The usual symptoms of CMOS battery failing it that the clock is incorrect - not any of the issues you listed.

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#8
January 7, 2014 at 16:14:05
If you have just run Memtest without errors then you do not have a memory problem. If you did not run it through all tests (I think it is 8 or 9 tests) then run it again and let it run through all tests.
You originally describe the problem as just a problem when you open too many web pages (or tabs?) in internet explorer. This could have originally been one of two issues. First, you needed to clean out your browser's History, Cookies, Temp Internet Files, etc. Second, you may just need more memory. Windows 7 32bit runs best on 3-4GB RAM (3.2-3.5 GB usable) and for Windows 7 64bit, use 4-8GB RAM (or more if needed for other programs).
If you are running less than the optimal amount of memory, you may need to limit how many programs and/or web pages and tabs running at any one time.
IF Memtest still runs but Windows does not, then you have a different issue. If you explained exactly what you tried in what order and what worked when and what still works (or not), we may be better able to help you. Post as much details as you can and we may be able to help you further.

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#9
January 8, 2014 at 04:37:43
Hi Friends,

This is what happen to my computer.

Problem:

I switch on the machine, I get power on boot signal & windows 7 get booted successfully.

(I have no branded computer, i have it assembled on my own with Gegabyte mobo & Kingstone 4GB of DDR3 RAM with Dual Core processor of 2.6Ghz clock speed with 1TB of WD HDD 7200RPM)

After some time i.e. 5 or 10 mins

Display goes off (complete blackout & I can see the screen doesn’t be steady, it flickers a lot with appearance like noise signal with a light green color vertical line on the screen) though my monitor’s signals are fine at that time & power button of monitor always has green light & it never turns to amber or orange. I can listen the sound of video being played on my machine at this time but only display goes off.

Same thing happens when i go to bios

What I tried: Have used another Monitor inorder to check if Monitor is faulty but it isn't. Same problem was happening with another monitor too & with another display cable.

I have no graphics card, it's onboard display.

– What does this mean? A RAM problem?

Please help me friends.

Regards,
Amish


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#10
January 8, 2014 at 06:02:15
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Sounds as if your onboard display module is failing, or some connection to it on the motherboard.

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#11
January 8, 2014 at 06:15:50
Ok, if it is onboard display then can it occure after 5 or 10 minutes of booting my machine? I mean for 5 to 10 minutes it displays the windows or BIOS... after that it gives the problem. Won't it give immedietly after i switch the machine ON or it may be intermittent the way it is right now.

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#12
January 8, 2014 at 06:18:16
Faults often occur when components warm up.

I assume your computer doesn't generally overheat.

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#13
January 8, 2014 at 07:07:59
No, It doesn't get overheat. I have enough cooling mechanism.

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