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Windows 7: memtest86+ v4.10

11 Oct 2010   #1
DirtyElf

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memtest86+ v4.10

when running memtest are a few errors ok? or am i going for 0 errors no matter what? does 5 errors mean that one of the sticks of ram is bad? or does it have to be like 100's of errors?

i should narrow it down by slot/stick right? (use known good slot with each stick, then use known good stick in each slot)


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11 Oct 2010   #2
TVeblen

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You want no errors. Any errors indicate a problem.

A good test is to install one stick at a time into RAM Slot 1 (or A1) and run Memtest on it. Do each stick one at a time. If only one stick shows errors then you have your culprit. If All sticks show errors then you want to do the test in another slot.

Let us know.
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11 Oct 2010   #3
DirtyElf

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yeah thats what i figured... i just rma'ed this set... sucks that i got ANOTHER bad set
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11 Oct 2010   #4
TVeblen

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The RAM you're trying to use, is it listed in the motherboard manufacturer's Qualified Vendors List of compatible modules?
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11 Oct 2010   #5
DirtyElf

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the specific model is not, which worries me. the brand (a-data) does however have other similar models listed

and it looks like the QVL hasnt been updated since the board first came out
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11 Oct 2010   #6
TVeblen

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Yeah, some motherboards are real touchy about the RAM. And 2 sets being bad sends up the big red flag as far as compatibility goes. You might want to see if they will switch out the RMA with a set that is on the QVL.
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11 Oct 2010   #7
DirtyElf

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i had 4gb of the same model run through 17 passes overnight

i had originally purchased 8gb of this model and couldnt get windows installed, upon running memtest i found out i had a bad stick of ram. i installed windows with one of the good sticks, and installed the other stick and was running fine. the other 2 sticks came back from the RMA and then i put all 4 in and memtest showed errors. now im running the sticks individually to see if maybe i got another bad one
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11 Oct 2010   #8
TVeblen

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Time will tell.
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11 Oct 2010   #9
DirtyElf

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i hate staring at this blue screen. lol.
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11 Oct 2010   #10
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

one stick ran through 5 passes in slot a1, the other one just completed 1 pass... gonna let it go for five to be sure.

sounds like i have a bad slot
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