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My computer has memory issues, what should I do? ?

My computer would spontaneously reboot and sometimes you would hear a long beep. 

My computer had 16gb of ram, 2x 8gb loaded into it.

Windows began to show just 8GB of ram, the other 8GB disappeared (I had this ram in there for a long time you are talking about 2015) 

I took the ram out (both sticks and put in brand new ram) 

While the ram is recognized, the spontaneous reboots still exist. 

What could be the problem? 

9 Answers

  • hart
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    dust the unit out with compresst air

    I do every 6 months

    don't forget the keyboard

  • 1 month ago

     Run Windows 10 in Safe Mode

     Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

     Run SFC Scanner

    Look for Software Problems

     Update Your Graphics Card Drivers

    Upgrade Your PC's Hardware.

  • 1 month ago



    Get SSDReset BIOS in MotherboardLoad Optimized Defaults/AHCI ModeReinstall Windows 10Expand Storage/Copy Stuff

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    bad motherboard is usually the next culprit. or bad power supply.

    do you get a lot of blackouts in your area?

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  • 2 months ago

    If you have have a 32-bit OS instead of a 64-bit OS then it only utilizes half of the RAM, that could be why it's only recognized half of your RAM.  If you've always had a 32-bit OS then you've always had access to only half your RAM, a recent OS change could have possibly caused an error of some sort to suddenly be triggered after years of not having one.  A long beep code seems to indicate a memory problem, if you have new memory sticks and are still getting the error then it's time to look at the docks they plug into and the rest of the MoBo.  You could also try replacing the CMOS battery or just resetting CMOS by removing the battery and putting it back in.  That will reset your computers internal clock and maybe some other things.  I've never had the CMOS battery be the fix or cause further problems by resetting or replacing it but it's widely suggested.

  • 2 months ago

    Bad power supply.            

  • User
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Several possibilities exist. Most likely one of these:

    - intermittent CPU failure

    - intermittent motherboard failure

    Given the nature of the problem

    unless you have a spare CPU that you can plug in and test to see if it the system starts working normally again

    I recommend that you replace the computer

    or have it repaired by a reputable computer repair shop

    or (if it's a standard computer case)

    replace the innards yourself with new (upgraded) motherboard, CPU and RAM

  • BigE
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Look though the system error report.  It might log something before crashing.

    I'd start to suspect overheating but that would be a guess.  You can run a monitoring tool to verify that, I don't remember the name but it a desktop icon that shows the current temp.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I would prescribe it Alzheimer's medication if it is having trouble with it's memory. I'd recommend a generic prescription of a new ASUS motherboard with expanded DDRAM5 slots which can hold 64GB-256GB of RAM. 

    Then the patient should remember even the pop ups from the porn sites they've visited.

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