Solved From 1.75GB of RAM to 768MB of RAM

January 30, 2014 at 03:17:32
Specs: Windows XP
my computer shut down after the plug was removed from the accidentally outlet. Now when I opened my desktop again, i noticed it got slower than usual and it's been like this for 1 week now. i have to admit that my computer had been experiencing blue screen issues but none of the blue screen occurrences made such change to my RAM. now when I opened a flash-player based site i.e. youtube, my CPU Usage would automatically boost up to 100% and I can't enjoy my computer the way I had enjoyed it before.

I've done defragment, disk clean up, has ccleaner, anti-virus, and have changed my visual effects for best performance and virtual memory as suggested by my computer. I've alsro removed some startup programs but to no avail. pls help me with my case. I would totally appreciate any help you'd give to me. I have little to no idea about computer stuffs and just follow some guides from the internet

By the way, I'm running a 32 bit, dual core CPU and I haven't added any modifications to my computer as of this date. It's been 5 years since I first bought my desktop.

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January 30, 2014 at 05:51:54
Try unplugging the computer then open the case and snap the RAM modules in and out 4 or 5 times each. If that doesn't solve the problem them download and run the latest version of memtest86+ from a boot device. Get memtest86+ from the link below.

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January 30, 2014 at 18:32:03
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Most likely what happened was that when the power went off, it reset your BIOS chip. You'll have to access BIOS on startup, and manually change the CPU speed and RAM size/speed from the factory default.

The blue screens are probably due to faulty RAM. Over time, it'll begin to get worn out and loose data (causing windows/applications to crash). You could buy newer RAM, although getting faster or more RAM than you have now would probably be useless. 32 bit OS only supports about 3GB, and your motherboard/processor probably only supports like 1066 or 1333. It might even run on DDR2, I really don't know exactly when DDR3 became popular.

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