Check the status of memory and its performance. Open control panel and select "System and security". Click on the icon "Windows memory diagnostic" menu in the "Administration". Select "Restart now and check". Wait for the test RAM. If the program has errors, the first reset operation of the memory modules.
Open the BIOS by rebooting the computer. Select Use Default Settings and press Enter. Confirm applying factory defaults. Restart the computer and again check the status of RAM. If the program has once again identified a problem, repeat the log in procedure in the BIOS.
Locate and open the menu, responsible for parameters of work of RAM. Usually to access this menu, press Ctrl and F1. First, a bit reduce the frequency of the RAM modules. This will reduce the load on these devices. It is a mistake to assume that this operation will lead to a slowdown in computer operation. Errors in the work of laths of the RAM provides a much more powerful system slowdown. Save the BIOS and restart the PC. Again, always test the RAM.
Go back to the settings menu of the settings of the memory. Find four points, indicators showing the timings of RAM. Increase all four indicators at one point. This will cause the memory card will run a little slower. If you subsequently cease to occur, you will notice drop computer performance.
Save the settings and test the RAM modules. Disconnect all the strips of RAM and test each one separately. Replace the bar, if you failed to fix your problem.
Advice 2: How to check RAM for errors
Blue screen of death" in Windows operating system and a critical error BSOD often occur due to a problem with the RAM of the computer, its operational memory. That indicates malfunction of the RAM strips and how to test the RAM for errors?
You will need
- program Memtest.
To start is to understand whether there are faults in the RAM. Damaged RAM generates errors with the key word “memory”. If your PC freezes or restarts on a blue screen – feel free to check the RAM.
Checking RAM for errors is carried out by specialized avtozavodaskaya, that is, these programs not needed to run Windows, so you can not worry – the next RAM fails during verification will not occur and the program will last until the final conclusion.
For RAM testing is typically used Memtest program (Memtest 86, Memtest 86+). Usually this means enough to know the bar with the error and what the error or fault in it.
The Memtest program can be downloaded from the official website – www.memtest86.com. The program Packed in an ISO image that you want to install to a blank CD, and then by rebooting the computer, in the BIOS you need to set the first boot component in the drive. The program will then load, and you can start to diagnose the RAM. At the end of diagnostic (and the time depends on the amount of RAM) the program displays a report on the computer screen.
Also in the latest Microsoft operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, there are built-in and quite powerful tool checking the RAM for errors. It's called Windows Memory Diagnostic. When you start the computer press "F8" and you will see a menu "advanced boot options". Select "Troubleshooting Windows", and on the new screen – under "Tools" by pressing "Enter", select "Windows memory Diagnostic".
Advice 3: How to disable a memory test
During the inspection of the equipment before you boot the computer the BIOS three times performs a test of RAM. This process is quite long and if the OS itself loaded quickly, such a test is desirable to disable.
Log-in to the CMOS Setup. To do this, turn on or restart the computer. Perform a restart not a Reset button, and full-time means a running OS. Before doing this be sure to save any documents and shut down applications. Immediately after the completion of the OS or apply for a car power start to press the Delete key or F2, depending on the manufacturer and version BIOS.
If the CMOS Setup utility will prompt you for a password, enter it. In case you have forgotten the password, and the computer is your own, unplug it, remove the battery from the motherboard, short pins connector for it (but in any case not the battery), and then install it back in the correct orientation. You can also use a special jumper for clearing the CMOS, if any. Then apply power the computer, re-enter the CMOS Setup and set the new password.
Mouse in BIOS setup utility usually doesn't work. The arrow keys move the pointer to the option called Advanced BIOS Setup or similar. Select the tab item Extended Memory Test (the name may vary). The keys Page Up and Page Down set the value to Disabled. In some Bios versions, it can be done with other keys, and instead of the words Disabled and Endbled - words No and Yes.
Press the F10 key. Then press Y or Enter, depending on what the message will be displayed. The computer will begin to boot. Make sure that there were no RAM test. Note that the test built into the BIOS not able to detect all the defects in the operational memory. For a more thorough test, use Memtest86+. She works much longer: full testing cycle takes about an hour, and when a large amount of RAM or low speed processor - up to three hours.