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Windows 7: Memory RAM advice

20 Jun 2015   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hey, where are you at with this now, what`s going on ?

Just so I`m clear, you now have 2 4GB Mushkin PC3-12000 sticks on the motherboard equalling 8 GB, correct ?

Please fill in the memory section of your specs a lttle bit better. ( Amount, Brand, Series, Timings and Speed, Number of sticks, etc. )


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20 Jun 2015   #32
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know the merit behind 6-8 passes to be honest. I always heard it like that.
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21 Jun 2015   #33
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

8 passes at least. No less.
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21 Jun 2015   #34
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi boozad. Whys it taking so long? Ive read on the internet other uses sayin 2 hours for like 7 or 8 passes. Im on the 6th hour right now with 2 passes. Ill leave it till midnight another 4hours see how many passes will ill reach.
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21 Jun 2015   #35
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

It does take a long time, the more RAM you have the longer it takes.
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21 Jun 2015   #36
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Guys it spotted an error. its on the 4th pass 8th hour now. Im going to leave it all night till until it reaches 10 passes just to be sure.
the CPU temp has risen to almost 60, should I worry bout that?

And also do I take a screen shot of the errors? How will I save them on my system so you guys can view them?
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21 Jun 2015   #37
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Does it state which stick has failed? You'd probably need to take a photo of teh screen, I don't believe MemTest86+ screenshots can be saved to carry over to Windows. Upload it with your next post. The next step will be to figure out if it's the RAM or the DIMM slot that is faulty.

Your CPU temperature should be fine at 60C, just keep an eye on it to see if it rises above that. You can ende MemTest86+ when you've taken the screenshot, if it's picked up an error it's done its job.
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21 Jun 2015   #38
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

So one error is enough for me to terminate the process? I thought the more passes it goes through the more errors it'll spot.
So you think its ok for me to end it? or leave it furthermore till 7-8 passes?

Yes Ill take a photo of it.
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21 Jun 2015   #39
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yes you can end it, it doesn't matter how many errors there are, one alone is enough to know there is a problem. You'll need to test each stick individually now to find out whether it's the RAM itself or one of the DIMM slots. Test each stick in each DIMM slot (four tests in all) and use the tables below to determine which component is at fault.

If the output is like this then you have bad RAM so the stick(s) need replacing.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorError
RAM 2GoodGood

If the output is like this then you should replace the motherboard, however you can leave that DIMM slot empty although it's not advised to use a system with a faulty motherboard.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorGood
RAM 2ErrorGood
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21 Jun 2015   #40
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

here is the Error Message below. ( The nightmare never ends )!...


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