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Windows 7: My Memtest86 (v4.20) results

28 Mar 2011   #51
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

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But, the DIMM is.. the sockets aye? And memtest is testing your RAM.
No. DIMM is Dual In-Line Memory Module, IE the memory itself. What it fits into is called either the Memory Socket or Slot.

I won't know about my system for a few days. I really am hoping it is the memory and not my motherboard or CPU.
Never heard of memory slots going bad. Maybe if someone was to remove and replace memory on a regular basis it could wear out the slots. But how many people do that and how many that do that wear them out.


Will post back when I have the new memory and test the system.
Just ordered some Kingston RAM as well, (they are on the ASUS Recommended list for RAM) and i'll be posting back with my results.

Thanks for quick reply's, please keep topic alive.


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28 Mar 2011   #52
gregrocker

 

Have you tested each stick separtely to confirm one is good?

If so use Step 3 here to test the mobo RAM slots with the stick which tests good: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

It is necessary to test the slots as well as sticks.

Kingston (from Huntington Beach, Calif - surfer's paradise) is excellent RAM with superb tech support. They really back their RAM, because it is that good.
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28 Mar 2011   #53
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tested each stick separtely to confirm one is good?

If so use Step 3 here to test the mobo RAM slots with the stick which tests good: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

It is necessary to test the slots as well as sticks.

Kingston (from Huntington Beach, Calif - surfer's paradise) is excellent RAM with superb tech support. They really back their RAM, because it is that good.
Yeah, I'm only running with one stick because the other one is defect. Can't even boot within it. So right now, I'm running a MemTest on the currently "working" one, as well, I get lots sof errors with it. And it's like i'm getting errors with every slot as well, but it in some slots, the error count is comming in pass 2. But in pass 1, the errors can only stay on like 0-1-2. Pretty weird, but as well, I get errors with every slot. So, seems like both sticks is over.

Kingston is making really great RAM. I have Corsair right now, they're nice but they ain't on the ASUS P5Q Pro Recommended PDF List for RAM. Every motherboard service is releasing such a .PDF. I'm not sure it's causing those problems I had. However, the Kingston ones we're talking about, is on the list.

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So let me get this straight, I've been kinda stupid. DIMM is actually the RAM Module. The whole memory cells, how the tasks are acting, stuff like that. The RAM is basically everything: the physical RAM, and the memory cells.
Sockets, is something totally different. And the MemTest is testing your memory (DIMM). Am I right? ^^
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28 Mar 2011   #54
gregrocker

 

Yes, memtest tests the memory. But the slot or socket may also be defective so when you get a known-good stick (e.g. new) test it again in each slot to see if one or more might be defective.

A benefit of getting Kingston is that they will walk you through these tests. Just tell them what the problem is. They will want to know that their RAM is confirmed good, so if it tests bad they'll help you isolate if it is the slot.
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28 Mar 2011   #55
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, memtest tests the memory. But the slot or socket may also be defective so when you get a known-good stick (e.g. new) test it again in each slot to see if one or more might be defective.

A benefit of getting Kingston is that they will walk you through these tests. Just tell them what the problem is. They will want to know that their RAM is confirmed good, so if it tests bad they'll help you isolate if it is the slot.
Nicely, but I guess it's very rare your sockets/slot is defective, isn't?

Kingston support looks epic too, http://*******/gNc8Cg
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28 Mar 2011   #56
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In normal situations, it is very easy to determine if the memory or the slot is bad. That's why you use one stick at a time, and move it to new slots if you get errors. By rotating sticks and slots, you find out what the problem is.
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28 Mar 2011   #57
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
In normal situations, it is very easy to determine if the memory or the slot is bad. That's why you use one stick at a time, and move it to new slots if you get errors. By rotating sticks and slots, you find out what the problem is.
Okay, in this case I only have one RAM to move around. So if I don't get any errors in a couple (or more/less) slots, my slots are bad. If I get errors on everything.. it basically could be both.
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28 Mar 2011   #58
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know others have gone on to correct wording, but RAM is basically the same as memory. You are dealing with sticks (the memory sticks) and slots (found on the board). It sounds like you have one stick, so moving that around can still tell you something. If it is bad in every slot on the motherboard, then most likely it is a failed/failing stick. If it is bad in only one slot, but tests fine in another, then you know that particular slot is bad.

Usually, people have pairs for better performance, so we often have sticks to pull out, so we can test one at a time. That lets you know for sure if a slot or a stick is bad. If one stick is bad, but the other ones are good in the same slot...then you know it is a failed stick. If all sticks fail in one slot, but test fine in another...then you know it is the slot.
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28 Mar 2011   #59
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I know others have gone on to correct wording, but RAM is basically the same as memory. You are dealing with sticks (the memory sticks) and slots (found on the board). It sounds like you have one stick, so moving that around can still tell you something. If it is bad in every slot on the motherboard, then most likely it is a failed/failing stick. If it is bad in only one slot, but tests fine in another, then you know that particular slot is bad.

Usually, people have pairs for better performance, so we often have sticks to pull out, so we can test one at a time. That lets you know for sure if a slot or a stick is bad. If one stick is bad, but the other ones are good in the same slot...then you know it is a failed stick. If all sticks fail in one slot, but test fine in another...then you know it is the slot.
Yeah, I'm having one stick as well. Failing in every slot. Most likely the stick. Thanks a lot for isolation my problem. I'll report back with new MemTest results when I have my new Kingston RAM. Please keep posting new aspects of memory diagnostics, it's quite awesome.
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When my memory and slots are passing MemTest, my computer might remain as working. I think this is the core of my BSOD.
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28 Mar 2011   #60
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's very possible, even likely. Bad memory is definitely one thing that can cause a BSoD.
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