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daydo
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2005-01-09T13:55:41Z
Can anyone help
I have a gigabyte GA-K8Ns Socket 754 Motherboard athlon 64 3000
512mb pc2100 memory
Nvidia geforce fx5600 graphics card
Windows xp

My pc boots up most of the time but occasionally when it begins to boot you get a flash of a blue screen then the pc starts to boot again and says you have encountered an error do you want to start in safe mode or normally
I have flashed the bios but that doesnt make any difference
There is no problem when it has booted up
Can anyone help
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Ramman
2005-01-10T08:57:59Z
I see one problem right off the bat. Your RAM is wrong. PC2100 will cause your 3000 to run much slower. You need PC3200 to bring it back up to where it should be. This may or may not be causing your BSOD, but will be a big performance issue.

I would try updating all your drivers. Usually when you GET a BSOD in XP during start up and it kicks you into safe mode, it's a driver issue. Not always, but it's a good place to start.
daydo
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2005-01-10T11:03:33Z
Thanks I will try that
Do you know if I have to put the memory in in pairs or can i put one stick of 512mb in

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Ramman
2005-01-10T11:59:07Z
512 will be OK as long as long you don't want to run it in dual channel. AMD's don't get as much of a performance boost as Intel does in dual channel. Just make sure to get another stick of the same if you want to run in dual channel.