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Old 01-05-02, 01:18 PM
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DVD Talk killed my computer....

Well, not exactly....

But I was at DVD Talk when all of a sudden my computer powers off. I reboot. Windows begins to load but then I get an error message (blue screen one) that my BIOS doesn't support ACPI and that Win2k cannot boot. I've had this install of Win2k on for about 4 months and never seen this.

Anyway, I reset the BIOS to factory defaults. The full memory check at bootup starts and it now fails (this wasn't turned on before). So, looks like memory problems. I play around with my two 256 DDR chips and turns out one of them has gone bad. Everything is fine with one of them out.

Luckily I had bought Crucial, so I'm now getting a new stick from them as a replacement. Just kinda weird that it died so suddenly and causing win2k errors that were so random.
Old 01-05-02, 02:20 PM
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yea.. crucial released a 'dvdtalk patch' for the known issue of the forum destroying ddr memory..
you should have installed that first
Old 01-05-02, 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by twikoff
yea.. crucial released a 'dvdtalk patch' for the known issue of the forum destroying ddr memory..
you should have installed that first
I am not sure about that.

version 1.01a created new problems with my athlon. now it is detected as a duron

I do hear version 1.03c should correct this issue and correct the version b detects as SDram error

By the way on topic.

were you overclocking at all.

you might also check to make sure you have good surge protection since this can cause parts to fail
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I think the problem lies in the Falopian tubes in the power supply!

Squirt a little oil in there and it should lube em right up

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