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Windows 7: Identifying a problem


10 Aug 2011   #1

Win pro 64bit
 
 
Identifying a problem

Hello

I'm trying to determin why I'm having crashes. I have posted a few crash reports in previous threads and had some very helpful advice but I keep having trouble, so I'm doing the memtest86 thing.

I ran the program last night and it came up with one error, see image attached. Before I do the procedures of eliminating devices, slots and ram, do any of you good people know by looking at the image where memtest86 found the problem as I have no idea how to read it?

If not I'll go ahead and start to check each stick and slot.

Also I have manually set my ram timings and voltages to what Corsair reccomends however there is no option in my bios (MB GAX58UD3R Gigabyte) to set my voltage to 1.65v only increatments of .10 no .05, the ram is now set to 1.6.

Cheers

James


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13 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Hello James, You've not filled in sufficient detail (in system spec's), so a bit hard to guess.

But then again, I'd test as per the tutorial instructions of memtest anyway and, when I find fault, try each stick separately in each slot.... why? because you never know if it is the stick or the slot.

If you have >2 sticks Like I think you might have, I'd put the voltage at 1.7 first and test with all in first, again.
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13 Aug 2011   #3

Win pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Hello James, You've not filled in sufficient detail (in system spec's), so a bit hard to guess.

But then again, I'd test as per the tutorial instructions of memtest anyway and, when I find fault, try each stick separately in each slot.... why? because you never know if it is the stick or the slot.

If you have >2 sticks Like I think you might have, I'd put the voltage at 1.7 first and test with all in first, again.
Thanks MvdB

I've just updated my specs, I have changed things a little as I'm trying to find a point where I'm happy with speed, quietness and cooling, I think I'm nearly there apart from my Blue screens.

I have over the last three nights been testing my ram, I have found I have either a bad stick in slot 5 or a bad slot. The past two nights testing slot one and slot three with sticks one and two have had no errors, but last night showed slot 5 and stick three had errors. Tonight I'll have to try a known good stick of ram from slot 3 in slot 5 to see if it is the slot causing errors but I don't know what to do with the empty slot 3. Can I run the machine with slot 3 empty?

I think before upping the ram volts to 1.7 I'll run the test to see if it's a slot or stick error, but it's good to know that you think upping the volts is ok.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my post and making some suggestions

Cheers
James
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14 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure and let us know the results please?
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16 Aug 2011   #5

Win pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
My pleasure and let us know the results please?

Ok, more nights of testing that show stick number three of a 12gb three stick bundle is throwing errors, I have RMA'd it to Corsair in Tiawan.

I think I may have solved a problem and it feels good, I have a computer that is behaving (so far) at last.

Thanks for your interest.

James
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16 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Thx for posting back and if you feel the thread is solved please mark it so? Thx!
Mark
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