Quote: Originally Posted by Blackwolf41
Hello All I had a Error about Memory So I ran Windows Memory Dianostics and it said I had Memory Problems. So I Tested both sticks seperate, and found the one that gave me the Error . should I assume that one sticks is bad?. And why would I have had not noticed this Error, when I was running this Memory on my Windows XP32 just asking trying to understand this A Little better. Any Ideals would be Greatful Thank You.
First windows memory diagnostics isnt useful for diagnosing memory errors. It just doesnt stress the ram enough. You need to use memtestx86.
If you get errors the stick or the mobo slot is bad.
Download a copy of Memtest86
and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder
or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot. Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.
Now then it may or may not have been bad then (XP). Memory like anything else is fine until it goes bad
Let us know if you have specific questions and we would be happy to help