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Windows 7: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

04 Mar 2012   #80

Windows 7 profissional x86

Very nice tutorial indeed

but something wierd happened , when I ran the test I got 40126 error and no passes in the first 30 min, so I stopped the test waited for 10 mins or more then tried again and thats what I got

9 Passes and 0 errors

what does that mean ???? Is my computer playing with me????

The reason I ran this test is that I am getting a number of BSoD everyday and trying to find the problem

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04 Mar 2012   #81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

I'd try running a couple of passes each day for a few days to see if it happens again. I'm no Memtest86 expert, but it seems to me that IT needs memory to run, and I don't know if it selects the same memory every time? Another thought is that you have a CPU problem--but hopefully not.
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04 Mar 2012   #82

Windows 7 Professional x64

It sounds like you are a victim to another "cold boot" issue. Try increasing the voltage on the RAM slightly, and if that doesn't help, replace the RAM. Given the prices of RAM today, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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06 Mar 2012   #83

Windows 7 profissional x86


I tried what you told me to do and found that memtest gives me errors only on the first couple boots or so and it finds tons of errors in less than 5 mins like this one:

3M errors Is that bad??


whats a cold boot ??
and how to increase the voltage ?? didnt know I could do so

And yes I am experiencing BSODs and like memtest errors, BSODs only comes out in the first couple of boots everyday

Thx for responding
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06 Mar 2012   #84

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Cold boot is when your system has been turned off for at least 3 hours or more and then started up.

Any errors, even one, is too many.
It is standard that memtest86+ (or any RAM testing utility) may pass several times then get a few or a lot of errors. It all means the same thing your RAM needs the settings adjusted or it needs to be replaced.

If you're getting BSoDs you should start a thread in the Crashes and Debugging forum.
Post the link here to your new thread and I'll take a look at it.
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06 Mar 2012   #85

Windows 7 Professional x64

To adjust your RAM voltage, you typically need to boot into the BIOS. If you have an OEM computer (e.g, Dell, HP, Gateway, Acer, etc), then chances are pretty good they have disabled the option.

If you post your motherboard model, or the PC model if applicable, Dave or I can give you some more detailed instructions for tweaking the voltages. If we can't adjust the voltage, your only other option is to replace the RAM entirely. I can guarantee 98% that this is the cause of your BSODs.
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09 Mar 2012   #86

Windows 7 profissional x86


Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model EP31-DS3L
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2


here is my thread link
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09 Mar 2012   #87

Windows 7 Professional x64

See page 47 of your manual here:

Issac (Vir Gnarus) hasn't seen this thread (yet!), but as he said, your BSODs are almost certainly related to this.

Increase RAM voltage slightly; also, remove the sticks and reinsert them. If that doesn't help, just replace it altogether.
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13 Mar 2012   #88

Windows 7 profissional x86


thanks for your help and advice but my Lan(ethernet) driver is no longer working (I lost my internet access ),so I am gonna search for someone or someplace to fix my motherboard from all its problems

thx again
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05 Jun 2012   #89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

(Loading ...........................) that's the only screen i had for 6 hours when i booted from Memtest86 CD , P.S: i'm 64 bit,mercury, started this thread
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