Re: Computer crash

And no need to mutipost

"Mellowed" <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I'm writing this in Safe mode.

I built computer in 2/07. Running perfect until now.
OS Vista Ultimate SP1
Video card ASUS EN7950GT GeForce 7950 GT 512M
MotherBd Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 2GB RAM

Cannot boot in full mode. Splash screen had vertical lines. If it gets
to the desktop it will reboot. Can get into Safe Mode.

Safe Mode error messages suggests Video Error.
Also ran MemTest86 V1.70. Came up with an error
Test 7
ADDR 0007867322C 1926.1 MB
Good 5bea03f1
Bad 1bea03f1
ERR-BITS 40000000

Went looking for a new video card. MB only has PCI Express X16 card slot.
It seems that new boards use PCI Express 2.0 X16.
Ques - Will a PCI Express 2.0 X16 video card work in my card slot?

Ques - Is there a way to test the 7950GT memory?

Ques - Do you think my RAM error could be causing this problem?

TIA. Appreciate your comments.