memory error when closing down

  bertrgd 15:44 09 Sep 2007

I have XP Pro computer with 3G memory and most times when I close down computer I get a quick (not able to read fully) grey strip flash up with an error message Ican only make out memory and a number of naughts
Cany anyone help should I be worried or can I leave it alone

Many Thanks if any one can help

  skidzy 20:19 09 Sep 2007

Firstly can your mobo take the 3GB of ram ?

Could you post the mobo details please,you can find these by running either Belarc or SIW

Belarc click here
SIW click here
OR PC Wizard click here

Alternatively if you are sure the mobo can run 3GB of ram,maybe one of the sticks of ram is faulty.
Try running Memtest to diagnose the ram for errors.

Direct download for bootable Memtest click here

Download and burn to disc,insert the disc and reboot the computer,leave Memtest to run for at least a couple of hours.

  bertrgd 12:03 10 Sep 2007

many thanks for advise have reseated memory and problem semms to have gone

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