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Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

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    Rus787 Guest

    Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

    I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
    down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
    problems that could cause this situation?

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  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

    HEAT.



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "Rus787" <Rus787@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CAF65BF3-00F5-4C66-B096-4062A88FF77A@microsoft.com...
    I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
    down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
    problems that could cause this situation?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

    Rus787 wrote:
    > I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
    > down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than RAM
    > problems that could cause this situation?


    Sure, lots of things. Heat, bad power supply, bad motherboard, bad
    processor...


    Malke
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  4. #4


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

    Heat can cause it, but you're not running the CPU at 100%, just running
    memory diagnostics. It could be a bad motherboard (northbridge, check to see
    if it has a fan or if it's really hot to the touch), power supply...

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    "Rus787" <Rus787@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CAF65BF3-00F5-4C66-B096-4062A88FF77A@microsoft.com...
    >I try to run the Memory Diagnostic for Home Premium and the computer shuts
    > down at about 30% on the first pass. Is there anything else other than
    > RAM
    > problems that could cause this situation?



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  5. #5


    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: Memory Diagnostic Fails - Computer shut's down

    On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 09:22:47 -0700, "Dustin Harper"

    >Heat can cause it, but you're not running the CPU at 100%, just running
    >memory diagnostics.


    Actually, you are - they aren't padded by a power-saving "do nothing"
    idle state. You may not be using all of the CPU, but you certainly
    are using the CPU 100% of the time.

    You won't be fully loading the PSU either, or stretching the graphixcs
    chipset, so problems may still arise from these when you start using
    HDs (PSU) and 3D or "advanced" graphics (SVGA and PSU).



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