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Windows 7: Errors in memtest86 ? And lots of it

25 Jun 2011   #1
Arizon

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Errors in memtest86 ? And lots of it

Hey! I started getting these BSOD's for about 3 weeks ago.... So i tried changing my harddrive.. Didnt help... So, i tried running memtest.. Well, here i got over 1 MILLION errors.. Yes, you heard me right. So, does this mean my ram is the cause for my BSOD's? Please help!

Thanks in advance!


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25 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

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Probably
But the next step is to determine if its the ram stick or the slots. Take a stick that you know is good and test each slot for 8 passes.
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
Memory is a very common cause of BSODs, but you may have other problems, too.
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25 Jun 2011   #3
Arizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I forgot to mention, the test never ends.. It keeps on running for ever. I had it running constantly for 2 days continously, never ended. My computer is under 1 year old. Does this tell u anything more?
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25 Jun 2011   #4
richc46

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Yes it does. A year old its under warranty. Dont touch or change anything, you will void the warranty. Call your vendor and get a replacment.
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25 Jun 2011   #5
Arizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My computer is home buildt, so i have to know what part is something wrong with before i can send it to the manifacturer ;p
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25 Jun 2011   #6
richc46

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There can be other things wrong, too, but you DO have a memory problem. Follow the link that I gave you to determine if its the MB or the sticks. If sticks its just a small inconvenince if MB (slots) its a serious problem. Its up to you to end the test, it will run until you stop it. Normal test is 8 passes.
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25 Jun 2011   #7
Arizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, im thinking, i have 2 ram sticks, one of those probably works, so ill remove one, if it doesnt work, ill try removing the other and putting the one already removed in again. One of those should probably work? Should i try this?
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25 Jun 2011   #8
richc46

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Yes that is good. If you find one that is definately good, use it to test the slots for 8 passes each. You are doing good, just take your time and read the article from my link.
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25 Jun 2011   #9
Arizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ill do so, and keep u updated
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25 Jun 2011   #10
richc46

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Just take your time. Memory problems are a pain, but easy to resolve.
Good Luck
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