packard bell with asus p4r800 vm crashing!

  rob162 22:45 28 Aug 2008
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Hi i have a packard bell (dont know what model) with an asus p4r800 vm standard motherboard, aprart from the 2 gb ram. It keeps crashing (or restarting itself) everytime i go to install something or play a game for instance. I am sure that adding extra ram would not cause this to happen, as i have done it to my laptop and previous pc's so does any one know what my problem could be and how to fix it, Thanks.

  brundle 22:49 28 Aug 2008

Do you get a blue screen? Read this click here and follow the steps to prevent the machine restarting before you can read the message. Note the stop code and any filenames.

  rob162 22:54 28 Aug 2008

no blue screen just a restart basically just a black screen lol

  brundle 22:57 28 Aug 2008

Do a memory test; click here

Do a disk check; click here

  brundle 22:58 28 Aug 2008

The memtest guide is a bit old but the methods are still the same

  rob162 22:58 28 Aug 2008

cheers will let u know tomorrow sometimes :)

  woodchip 23:07 28 Aug 2008

As above it may be faulty Ram, Take it out and put it back to as it was. See if it then Crashes

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