Originally posted by: roho76
I have now ran Prime 95 (if Marsienne Prime Test is Prime 95?) for over 48 hours with success. but I don't really understand what this program is testing but it was understood to me that it stresses the system so I did it but don't understand what it is telling me. I did see the word passed after every test so I guess that is good. Right....
Well I am going to try to install XP-MCE again and hope for the best if anybody has any suggestions for me I would appreciate any info. Thanks.
Oh. And Sublime I have been running with only 1 stick it would crash right away with two even though there matched. But any other suggestions would be appreciated thanks.
Prime95 is putting as much stress on your CPU as possible by performing complex mathematical computations involving large prime numbers. It can be used to test your memory in accord with your CPU, but I think what we need to do is focus on the memory to see if that is the problem.
Try running memtest86 (see link in my sig) for at least four hours to see if you come up with any errors. If so, chances are your memory is bad and you need to RMA it. As far as the two sticks not being able to run together, make sure you are putting them into the correct slots. Socket 939 uses dual-channel memory, which means you must run your memory in matched sets, and in the correct slots, when using more than one module. One stick should be in channel A1 and one should be in channel B1. You can check your motherboard manual for the correct slot arrangement. Since we are going to be testing the memory using memtest86, though, I would suggest testing the sticks individually (still about four hours each) to see if you only need to replace one stick.
Hope all this helps.
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