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Windows 7: memtest86 results


29 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 
memtest86 results

Hi,

After having the BSOD numerous times I was told to run memtest86. After running it for 5 passes it came up with 37 errors but I have no idea what these errors mean and how to fix them.

If anyone could have a look at the attached photos and help me fix the crashes it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
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29 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
Hi,

After having the BSOD numerous times I was told to run. After running it for 5 passes it came up with 37 errors but I have no idea what these errors mean and how to fix them.

If anyone could have a look at the attached photos and help me fix the crashes it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
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It means either the ram or the slot in the mobo is bad (probably the ram). It should be under warranty.

Ken
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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Thanks ken, this is good news as I'd previously been told it could possibly my graphics card.

Is it defiantly 100% RAM related?

Thanks again for the quick and useful answer.
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

From the address it looks like the 1st 2gb stick is failing. To be sure you can swap the sticks and the error should move to address above the 2gb range. Sometimes, but not often, just removing and reinstalling the sticks will clear the problem if it wasn't seated just right.

Jim
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29 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply Jim.
Ill swap the sticks tomorrow and then re-run the test.
When you say "the error should move to address above the 2gb range", do you mean where it says 238.7mb on the first error, it will say something over 2GB?
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29 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you overclocking? If so go back to default and re-run test. Also make sure your RAM is set to the correct voltage and timings. Some motherboards don't always set the correct timings or voltage as "Auto" would suggest, especially with performance RAM.

Example my MB (Intel D975) will not automatically set my Corsair RAM (PC8500) to its stated timing of 5-5-5-15 (would Auto set to 5-5-5-18) nor would it set the voltage setting to its stated 2.2v (would Auto set it to 1.8)

Just something to check before replacing the RAM.

We saw this issue alot over at the Corsair Forums where memtest would fail.

Just my two cents.
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29 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Thanks sygnus21.
I haven't over-clocked anything.
I read on another forum to check the voltages and timings but I don't know how to do it or what the correct specs are for my RAM.
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29 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
Thanks sygnus21.
I haven't over-clocked anything.
I read on another forum to check the voltages and timings but I don't know how to do it or what the correct specs are for my RAM.
You can check the RAM sticks yourself to see if the information is stamped on them or you can visit the manufacturers website for the info.

As to how to set this, this is done through your BIOS. If you don't know how to check this or unfamiliar with the BIOS, then I'd leave well enough alone and find someone who does know how to check, and set this for you.

I can't help you with this since I'm unfamiliar with you MB and BIOS.

Sorry.
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29 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Thanks anyway.
Ill try what Jim suggested and if not then Ill look into changing the voltage and timings.
I'm fairly familiar with the BIOS but not really confident enough to start messing with voltages ect.
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29 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
I'm fairly familiar with the BIOS but not really confident enough to start messing with voltages ect.
If you're familiar enough with the BIOS then I would at least check to see if the correct timings and voltage is set, at least you'll know if there's a problem.

Good luck
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