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Windows 7: Interpreting Memtest Results

25 Mar 2015   #1
Ruairi

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Interpreting Memtest Results

Hi guys, hope someone will be able to help me, I've recently been experiencing occasional BSODs, used to get them rarely, which prompted me to run Memtest and it came back with a failed test.

Does Memtest ONLY test RAM? I was a bit confused by the CPU0 next to each fail but think maybe's that's the core that happened to be active at time of fail. I'll be testing sticks individually tomorrow.





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25 Mar 2015   #2
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the seven forum.

If you are having BSOD please follow these instructions and a BSOD expert will help you.

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25 Mar 2015   #3
Ruairi

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
Hello and welcome to the seven forum.

If you are having BSOD please follow these instructions and a BSOD expert will help you.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Hi, thanks very much, I'm really only asking if Memtest solely tests RAM though? Seems likely following the Memtest result this is the cause.
I posted the pic so anyone who fancied giving additional advice could contribute it if they wanted.
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25 Mar 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Memory test, test memory of course but if you did down deeper it is testing more.
In the process it is also testing each memory slot on the motherboard. Not just the contacts of each slot but also how the motherboard treats each contact on each slot.

All that means very little unless you have a lab and are able to test motherboards and memory modules in a scientific fashion.

Once memory test fails it is time do do what you can to find out if is memory modules or the memory slots on the motherboard.

Testing each memory module (stick) to see if you can find the bad ones. Then run the good memory modules in each motherboard memory slot to verify if their is a bad memory module slot on the motherboard.

Now that your lost in all my typing here is a tutorial that should give you guidance.

By Jonathan_King

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

That pictures mean absolutely nothing to me.Either the memory passes or it doesn't

All you will need to know is a memory module bad or the memory module slot. Or possibly both.
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25 Mar 2015   #5
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello Layback Bear it's been a while, thanks for coming in great post.
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26 Mar 2015   #6
Ruairi

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Memory test, test memory of course but if you did down deeper it is testing more.
In the process it is also testing each memory slot on the motherboard. Not just the contacts of each slot but also how the motherboard treats each contact on each slot.

All that means very little unless you have a lab and are able to test motherboards and memory modules in a scientific fashion.

Once memory test fails it is time do do what you can to find out if is memory modules or the memory slots on the motherboard.

Testing each memory module (stick) to see if you can find the bad ones. Then run the good memory modules in each motherboard memory slot to verify if their is a bad memory module slot on the motherboard.

Now that your lost in all my typing here is a tutorial that should give you guidance.

By Jonathan_King

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

That pictures mean absolutely nothing to me.Either the memory passes or it doesn't

All you will need to know is a memory module bad or the memory module slot. Or possibly both.
Thanks very much! I did follow what you said, was looking for confirmation

I decided to tone down my CPU overclock and the system seems totally stable now, when I first put the overclock on I tested it and all seemed fine.

I recently started playing a game that kept crashing and that seems stable now too, I guess you can overclock and things run smoothly until you use a particularly stressful application and then you see everything's not perfect.

If everything's stays ok I'll assume this was the issue but if I get issues again I will test the modules in isolation before looking for other potential causes. Thanks for your help.
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26 Mar 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well you have been overclocking. I'm also a overclocker.
Any thing can happen when overclocking. Some times we all get a little greedy with overclocking.

When you get some time could fill in My System Specs from your computer?

Here are a couple of tutorials that will help. It's also nice to add your power supply and security programs used.


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