New system, bad memory?

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Greetings,
Its way past my bedtime so Im gonna keep it short...
I just bought a new barebones system (asus a7v/duron 600) and installed some second hand hardware and cant go more than 5 minutes without locking up. I suspect the memory (IBM pc100) as it starts to POST, I go into cmos to configure my hd and then the thing freezes up. I tried lowering the voltage to the memory and it froze almost immediately, then I raised it and it ran for maybe 5-7 minutes (longest). Any ideas???
~Jeff
 

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There are many reasons for such a thing. Maybe it is not the RAM?

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what are the temp settings in the bios hardware?
keep an eye on it just b4 it crashes...
you could have a misalligned or improperly seated hsf


and is it generic memory?
crucial is pretty good to go with...

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jojo on 11/12/00 12:34 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 
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Turns out that it probably was a bad stick, I just bought a generic 64meg pc133 and it seems to run fine. Thanks....
~Jeff
 

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