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Windows 7: RAM problem, ran MemTest86+

08 Feb 2011   #1
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
RAM problem, ran MemTest86+

After multiple BSODs and troubleshooting multiple things I finally ran MemTest86+ last night. I woke up to 6 errors and 2 failing addresses.

So, I took one stick of RAM out and ran the test again. Within 3 minutes I had an error. Replaced it with the 2nd stick of RAM and ran for 6 passes, no errors at all.

The initial failing addresses:
1 000581a93d4 - Good: fffeffff | Bad: fffeff7f | Err-Bits: 00000000 | Count/Chan: 1
3 0004004f970 - Good: 73407cal | Bad: 73607cal | Err-Bits: 00200000 | Count/Chan: 6

Can any RAM experts give me a breakdown of what this means? : )


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08 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, did you try both sticks in both slots??

Let's call the faulty RAM, RAM #1, and the other one RAM #2,

Did you try RAM#1 in slot 1 and 2? and RAM#2 in slot 1 and 2? Could be the slots or the RAMs.
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08 Feb 2011   #3
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there, did you try both sticks in both slots??

Let's call the faulty RAM, RAM #1, and the other one RAM #2,

Did you try RAM#1 in slot 1 and 2? and RAM#2 in slot 1 and 2? Could be the slots or the RAMs.
I tried #1 in the first slot. Got an error and replaced it with #2, ran for 7 passes with no problem. #2 was also run in the second slot for 7 passes with no problem.
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08 Feb 2011   #4
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Ok, try the #1 in slot #2, if you get errors, then you have your guilty. RAM #1 could be a faulty one.

Time to RMA it if you're still on warranty.
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08 Feb 2011   #5
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

It is indeed #1 that is bad.

Failing Address: 00280d49d4 - Good: fffffffd | Bad: ffffff7d
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08 Feb 2011   #6
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

RMA time, mate

Sorry to bring the bad news, the good news is that you'll have a new RAM coming and the problems will end
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08 Feb 2011   #7
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I am definitely RMAing ASAP. I wish I could get an upgrade, though! : )
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08 Feb 2011   #8
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hopefully the new RAM will be non-faulty and you'll have the system up and running in no time

Cheers!
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15 Feb 2011   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Did you get your RAM yet?
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15 Feb 2011   #10
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Nope. I am doing cross shipping though, so they will send me the new stick and I will send mine back in the same packaging. But the good news is that I have not had ANY problems since I removed the bad stick.
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