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Windows 7: memtest86 results

29 Mar 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ownedandout,
To learn more about your ram chips,

CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_153_setup.exe
Gathers info on your CPU, Motherboard, Memory, System
CPU: Name, number, Core stepping and process, Package, Core voltage
Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, cache info
Mainboard: Vendor, model, revision, Bios model and date,
Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor
Graphic interface.
Memory: Frequency and timings, modules specification, vendor,
serial number, timings
System: Windows and DirectX version.

If you haven't messed around with memory and cpu settings, then 1st try to reseat memory chips if problem persists, then:
Memory chips are ridiculously cheap. To be honest when fixing a machine my time is more important than the cost of a couple of memory chips. Once you have known, good memory chips then if you want to experiment with swapping out chips you won't be set out of commission because you can always reinsert the good chips.


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29 Mar 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If the timings and voltage aren't correctly set by the MB, replacing the chips isn't going to fix the problem.

I would first insure the timings and voltage are correct. If so, then look at the memory sticks and so forth...

At any rate good luck to the OP on whichever route they choose.

Keep us informed.

Peace.
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29 Mar 2010   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
Thanks for the reply Jim.
Ill swap the sticks tomorrow and then re-run the test.
When you say "the error should move to address above the 2gb range", do you mean where it says 238.7mb on the first error, it will say something over 2GB?
That's correct. Over 2048Mb

Jim
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30 Mar 2010   #14
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Hey,
I switched the sticks around and re-ran the test and by the second pass I already had 50 errors. The address was still under 2GB.

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30 Mar 2010   #15
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

That is a little confusing but if you will look at the 2nd line from the top it shows it is testing from 2048 to 3328 so it is the 2nd stick. I assume the address is relative to what range it is testing. To be 100% just remove the 2nd stick and run the test on the good stick. Also you could just test each stick one at a time.

Jim
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30 Mar 2010   #16
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Hi again,
I ran a test using just 1 stick and it ran for 5 passes with no errors. I then switched that stick with the other one and I got an error almost immediately.

Does this pretty much mean that stick is broke?
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30 Mar 2010   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
Hi again,
I ran a test using just 1 stick and it ran for 5 passes with no errors. I then switched that stick with the other one and I got an error almost immediately.

Does this pretty much mean that stick is broke?


Pretty much., did you put the second stick in the same slot as the first? If the ram is still under warranty I would send them both back since ram needs to be matched especially in 64 bit


Ken
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30 Mar 2010   #18
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Pretty much., did you put the second stick in the same slot as the first? If the ram is still under warranty I would send them both back since ram needs to be matched especially in 64 bit


Ken
Ye I made sure to use the same slot to make sure the only thing changing was the card.
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30 Mar 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ownedandout,

Excellent! You have fault-isolated the problem.
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30 Mar 2010   #20
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout View Post
Hi again,
I ran a test using just 1 stick and it ran for 5 passes with no errors. I then switched that stick with the other one and I got an error almost immediately.

Does this pretty much mean that stick is broke?
You got it. You are now a trouble shooting guru.

Jim
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